The shape of things to come? ‘Red Dawn’ presents work by ten HISK-laureates (Ghent)

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Everything has already been done, but not by me. You just have to admire art students, for trying to find their own voice, even when it seems that it’s impossible to come up with anything new, in an art world that so often seems to be dominated by dollars and art fair frenzy. That’s why I always try to drop by at the HISK-exhibitions in Gent, set up by this Higher Institute For Fine Arts, offering a postacademic course in audiovisual and visual arts, providing 24 young artists a studio of their own for two years. Since 1997 207 laureates have graduated. Red Dawn, this year’s exhibition, was curated by Gertrud Sandqvist, and presents work by ten young artists (three from Belgium), through December 15 (Thursday-Monday, 12-6 PM). The catalogue contains a video interview with each artist.

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