A moment in time

17 - 19/09/2021

Curated by Agnès Biro and Shendy Gardin
Exhibition of a private collection of internationally renowned contemporary artists including three artwork loans from S.M.A.K. Gent.





Artists: Lucas Arruda, Christine D'haen, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Tacita Dean, Ryan Estep, Simon Fujiwara, Cyprien Gaillard, Shilpa Gupta,Charbel-Joseph H. Boutros, Anne Imhof, Klara Liden, Nate Lowman, Kris Martin, Justin Matherly, Haley Mellin, Robert Rauschenberg, Matthieu Ronsse, Timur Si-Qin, Rinus Van van de Velde & Kemang Wa Lehulere.
Location: Nieuwe Gentweg 21, 8000 Bruges

Set in the former house of renown Flemish writer and poet Christine D’haen (1923 - 2009), ‘A moment in time’ is born in a context of transformation. A house, which history seems like embedded in its walls, will soon be given another breath of life.


All her life Christine D'haen was obsessed with the notion of time, convinced that – through her poetry – she could immortalize a moment. Today we focus on that moment. On the tangible past, the future that is ahead of us and especially on the 'now'. What memories do we carry with us? Which dreams and desires? And eventually, what's left?


The artworks in this exhibition capture a moment. They show traces of nostalgia, forgotten histories or marks that just don't seem to varnish. They illustrate how the feeling of time passing can affect our psyche and make us want to capture certain elements of our lives in order to remember them, to eternalise them.


Wandering through the rooms, we’re hoping this exhibition will make you think about what continues to exist in an increasingly online world. What is left behind when a new layer is applied?

Cyprien Gaillard - New Picturesque (2008)Collage© Photo: Shendy Gardin
Haley Mellin - CANDLES (2013)Oil and Epson Ultrachrome inkjet on Epson Matte Primed Canvas© Photo: Jasper van het Groenewoud
Haley Mellin - CANDLES (2013)Oil and Epson Ultrachrome inkjet on Epson Matte Primed Canvas© Photo: Jasper van het Groenewoud
Robert Rauschenberg - Call (Hoarfrost) (1974) Collage and solvent transfer on cloth, with chiffon and paper bag
Loan from S.M.A.K. Gent.© Photo: Jasper van het Groenewoud
Klara Lidén - Seine (2010) Slide projection, Eighty handmade 35 mm slides, inkjet on acetate
Loan from S.M.A.K. Gent.© Photo: Jasper van het Groenewoud
Nate Lowman - Immanuel (Mitchell) (2003)Acrylic, silkscreen inks on canvas laid over board© Photo: Shendy Gardin

Curatorial Team

Co-curated with Shendy Gardin, Head of public program of the Bruges Triennial.© Photo: Jasper van het Groenewoud

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