Splendid Isolation: Selection of David Byrd paintings in SMAK Gent's curated group exhibition

Splendid Isolation looks at how artists create (or created) work during periods of isolation. Self-imposed isolation can be an advantage or even a necessary condition for the practice of certain artists, but for many it is a condition determined by geographical, political or biological factors. Whatever the cause of their seclusion, numerous artists use the situation to make work, whether out of necessity, as an exit strategy, an indictment, or as a testimony. Splendid Isolation brings together a range of stories and ensembles by international artists who either work, or have worked, in isolation.

With art works by Adrien VescoviAsim Abu ShakraDanny BergemanDavid ByrdDerek JarmanDom Sylvester HouédardEugenio DittbornForrest BessFrank WalterHélène AmouzouHervé YamguenHessieIrma BlankJudith ScottLuciano PernaMajd Abdel HamidLouise BourgeoisNalini MalaniSalam Atta SabriSheroanawe HakihiiweShuvinai Ashoona and Zehra Do─čan.

May 9, 2022
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