Michael E. Smith

Michael E. Smith

Date(s): Jun 24, 2017 – Oct 1, 2017
Location: Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Jan Hoetplein 1 9000 Ghent, Belgium

Smith (1977, Detroit, USA) assembles and manipulates this found material in an unusual way. He isolates objects, makes changes to their form and seeks out the limits of their imaginative power. His presentations are characterized by an intense yet sparse choreography of the exhibition space. Accordingly, they manifest themselves as site-responsive artworks exploiting all of the museum’s infrastructure. Smith’s work seems to avoid any form of sublimation. His predilection for the absurd and for an indefinable tension ensue from a broader critical view of the ecological, economic and social challenges facing our society. This exhibition presents new, in situ created work.

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