S.M.A.K. Highlights for a Future is the first catalogue of the collection of the S.M.A.K. Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art in Ghent since its founding in 1999. The generous selection of works in this book offers a representative cross-section from a collection comprising more than two thousand works, from familiar classics, to new masterpieces, to recent acquisitions. In this way, the S.M.A.K. not only looks at the past, but first and foremost to the present and the future.
S.M.A.K. Highlights for a Future includes works by Francis Alÿs, Kader Attia, Francis Bacon, Nairy Baghramian, Artur Barrio, Joseph Beuys, Dara Birnbaum, Michaël Borremans, Marcel Broodthaers, Nina Canell, N. Dash, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Marlene Dumas, Mekhitar Garabedian, Zvi Goldstein, David Hammons, Georg Herold, Ann Veronica Janssens, Jac Leirner, Mark Manders, Mario Merz, Bruce Nauman, Panamarenko, Gerhard Richter, Wilhelm Sasnal, Nedko Solakov, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Luc Tuymans, Lois Weinberger, James Welling, Zhang Peili and more.
S.M.A.K. Highlights for a Future includes illuminating essays by Iris Paschalidis, Philippe Van Cauteren and Thibaut Verhoeven, along with a statement by Richard Armstrong.
S.M.AK., Ghent, 16 March – 29 September 2019.