02.12.23 – 14.01.24, Mathias Prenen

Upside Down, in light of shadows

Mathias Prenen’s exhibition initiates a dialogue between art, architecture, and the perception of authenticity. At KIOSK, Prenen has created a site-specific installation inspired by scenographic elements and the architectural history of Ghent’s old Clinical and Outpatient Institute designed by Louis Cloquet. Using these as sculpted memory, Prenen presents creations from three different work periods between 2013 and 2023 in Ghent’s sister city of Kanazawa, Japan, alongside a selection of works created in Belgium. They reflect Prenen’s study of age-old techniques, such as the application of urushi, a traditional Japanese lacquer, and its reinterpretation in a contemporary context.

Mon-Sun: 12:00-18:00
Vernissage: 02.12.2023, 15:00-18:00