Visual artisit Johan Opstaele has been working for over 35 years on a wayward, eclectic and multimedial oeuvre. Over the past few years, the focus has been mainly on video art and installations. With this exhibition, Opstaele finishes his PhD in the arts at the KASK / School of Arts in Ghent.
Johan Opstaele’s research is financed by the Arts Research Fund of the University College Ghent.
‘Ogenblik / Aanwezig’ is a double exhibition with video work on two characterful locations:
A multi-channel video installation in which three projectors show nine images.
Location 1: Cultural Centre De Wattenfabriek – Solleveld 35, Herzele
Fifteen video images in the former presbytery of Ressegem.
Location 2: Presbytery (Pastorie) – Sint-Mauritsplein 9, (Ressegem) Herzele
Both locations are within walking distance of each other.
- Opening on Friday 13th May at 20:00 in De Wattenfabriek (a shuttle to Ressegem will be provided)
- Finissage on Sunday 29th May at 17:00 , with a conversation between curator Joris Capenberghs and Johan Opstaele
- Opening hours: Saterday and Sunday 14th & 15th – 21st & 22nd – 28th & 29th of May, between 11:00 and 17:00, and by appointment via 0486/75 71 08. The video installation 'Ogenblik' is also on display on weekdays during the openig hours of the cultural centre De Wattenfabriek.