Adriënne van der Werf

Curator, researcher & 


Adriënne van der Werf

Curator, writer & researcher

Publiek Park

with Jef Declercq, Koi Persyn & Anna Laganovska

The exhibition collected works of 22 international artists, outlining an alternative promenade that entailed unknown and unseen locations and spaces of the Citadelpark. Publiek Park was supplemented with an elaborate Walking Guide,  designed by Victor Verhelst, that counts 332 pages of historical research, artist contributions and essays by seven writers and thinkers.

The four days of Publiek Park were each dedicated to a specific public programme, encompassing experimental music by KRAAK, open-air analogue screenings by Art Cinema OFFoff, guided tours and drawing sessions by MSK.

With works of Kristaps Ancāns, Ines Claus, Marc Cosyns, Koba De Meutter, Marcin Dudek, Helen Anna Flanagan, Mark Grootes, Polina Kanis, Gaëlle Leenhardt, Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe, Quenton Miller, Mountaincutters, Anthony Ngoya, Shalva Nikvashvili, Jacopo Pagin, Laure Prouvost, Clara Spilliaert, CMMC, Evita Vasiļjeva & Xuan-Lin Wang

This outdoors group exhibition is the  result of a year of  teamwork with the Young Friends of S.M.A.K.  and with the great help of all the volunteers, Eline Harmse, Camille Bladt, Jan van den Maagdenberg, Annabelle van Son and Maya Jacobs. And more so because of our partnersship  Vrienden v/h  S.M.A.K., S.M.A.K., MSK, GUM, 019, KRAAK, Monterey, Art Cinema OFFoff, BLANCO, Kunstencentrum Voo?uit, Ensemble,, HISK and Bocca.

With support of the Province of East Flanders, City of Ghent, the Kingdom of the Netherlands and SIGN Groningen. 

Citadelpark, Ghent (BE)
Young Friends v/h S.M.A.K.
01.07.21 - 04.07.21