The temporary organisation Bodies of Work comes to life in Kunsthal Extra City’s chapel. During the summer of 2022, it fills the space with six different exhibitions and events co-curated by the students of Curatorial Studies 2022. The organisation and its fluid programme emerges out of the historic function of chapels as places of contemplation and as intimate gathering spaces.
Bodies of Work shows a sequence of various presentations, as distinct organ systems that exist within one body. As the programme unfolds, it introduces a wide range of artistic practices. The organisation’s role lies in the programming of these diverse practices in a single space, while simultaneously investigating the anatomy and modes of operation of artistic and curatorial organisations. By moving as a body, a programme has been developed that constantly adapts to the needs and desires of the collective, the individual practices and their audience.
To keep track of its sprawling programme, Bodies of Work documents its evolution on bodiesofwork.be.
Detail image: © Kristina Sedlerova Villanen: 1 000 000 bebbe (2019), limestone, sugar, table spoon, cement, nailpolish, plastic, Belgian 75% cacao chocolate, viking-line membership card
Artists: Kristina Sedlerova Villanen, Franciska Khamis Giacoman, Yuri Leiderman, Hamed Dehqan, Eva Giolo, Eva L’Hoest, Mélanie Peduzzi, Alise Anna Dzirniece & Jānis Dzirnieks