31 Aug 2019 – 15 Sep 2019
CrossingBprders - Sint-Amanduskapel (Campo-Santo)
C r o s s i n g B o r d e r s - "What Borders Are You Willing to Cross?"
Over 30 artists connected to the international collaborative mixed media platform Global Art Project (GAP) are participating within the CrossingBorders exhibition that will take place from August 31 till September 15 2019 at the Sint-Amanduskapel (Campo-Santo), Visitatiestraat 2, Sint-Amandsberg in Ghent, Belgium.
CrossingBorders is a conceptual collaborative group exhibition project for art professionals affiliated with Global Art Project GAP worldwide aiming on transferring the projects concept to the public and extending the participants professional international networks and art market. The CrossingBorders exhibition aims to bring together Global Art Project affiliated artists from all over the world, who are highly motivated to collaborate with each other across national borders with the ambition to enter each other's markets artistically. The CrossingBorders exhibition has been curated by the American artist and founder of Global Art Project, Carl Heyward and the Dutch artist and curator Ron Weijers. The curators of the CrossingBorders exhibition, stimulate and expect a conceptual reflection on distances or barriers, included in the perceptual context of a border, a blocking in thinking, acceptance and/or understanding by means of political issues, globalisation, (im)migration, climate change, gender, race, culture, religious racism, terrorism, genocide, war, misogynist behavior, feelings of fear or superiority etc etc... In other words, the GAP artists reflect upon their own conceptions about what constitutes a border or boundary and what it means to cross it.
Furthermore, the CrossingBorders concept also strongly intends to reflect on the role of migration as embodied in works of art. Centring on the physical and conceptual manifestations of the effects of migration and migrants on art. This issue also invites a focus on diasporas of practitioners and their reception by new audiences or consumers. The current ‘refugee crisis’ represents, above all, an international political crisis as lack of coordinated action that for instance has stretched the European Union relations almost to breaking point. In many countries populist right wing parties have been given a new lease of life with increasing numbers of people turning their backs on an open and liberal society. CrossingBorders stimulates reflection on the role of migration as embodied in works of art, material culture and their conservation.
The CrossingBorders exhibition will be on display at the Sint-Amanduskapel (Campo-Santo), Visitatiestraat 2, Sint-Amandsberg in Ghent, Belgium, from August 31 till September 15 2019. The CrossingBorders exhibition will be officially opened on August 31 - 16.00 by Tineke Schuurmans representing museum Verbeke Foundation in Kemzeke in Belgium. As part of the official opening a performance will take place by dance group Puls'Art from Macha Mélanie (choreographer) supported with a video projection by the Dutch photographer Frans van Viegen.
The following group of GAP affiliated artists will participate within this international exhibition (in alphabetical order): Nadi Adatepe - Norway, Lynn Arnold - USA, Brian Auerbach - USA, Francis Beaty - USA, Pat Calabro - USA, Linda Coppens - Belgium, Mar Daines - France, Mikel Frank - USA, Ana Gabiño - Mexico, Carl Heyward - USA, Jennifer Homer-Hynes - USA, Christopher Padgett Hunnicutt - USA, William Jaggers - USA, David Jenowe - USA, Macha Melanie - France, Naomi Middelmann - Switserland, Emmanuel Montoya - USA, Susumu Ohira - Japan, Judith Pauly-Bender - Germany, Compagnie Puls'Art - France, Glen Rogers - Mexico, Isabel Ruiz Perdiguero - Spain, Akiko Suzuki-Heyward - Japan/USA, Patrick Tagoe-Turkson - Ghana, Christine Verhaert - Belgium, Frans van Viegen - the Netherlands, Ron Weijers - the Netherlands, Syporca Whandal - Hungary, Madeleine Wories - USA and Dimitri Xato - France/Spain
Location: Sint-Amanduskapel - Campo-Santo
Visitatiestraat 2 - 9040 Sint-Amandsberg - Ghent - Belgium
Timeframe: August 31 till September 15 2019
CrossingBorders is organized for Global Art Project GAP by 10dence