In 2018, the Platform voor Actuele Kunsten in Gistel was bursting at the seams. Frank Demarest, its curator, found in Ostend a second home for his brainchild. On this occasion, we organised an exhibition under the much-telling title ReBirth, bringing together the works of Tom Herck, Steven Peters Caraballo, Frans Gentils, Joke Derycke, Stijn Bastiaenen, Michael Filez, Bart Gielen en Peter De Prez. On top of that, we launched Frans Gentils’ new catalogue Process of Evolutionary Forms, with a text by the philosopher Johan Braeckman. As co-curator, I worked together with Frank Demarest on the composition for the artworks, as well as, on the production of the exhibition.
Tom Herck, Steven Peters Caraballo, Frans Gentils, Joke Derycke, Stijn Bastianen, Michael Filez, Bart Gielen and Peter De Prez
Frank Demarest and Benedict Vandaele
20 October - 11 November 2018