Dirk Zoete: Quatro Grãos

Billboard Series #02

31/01/2016 – 05/05/2016

Sunday Janaury 31 2016 marks the inauguration of the second presentation in Billboard Series, with a newly commissioned work of Dirk Zoete, entitled “Quatro Grãos”. Inside 019, Dirk Zoete will mount a one-day exhibition with some of the sculptural characters inhabiting his practice, as well as present his Billboard Series support edition “The Mexican”, commissioned by artlead.

In his search for bewilderment, Dirk Zoete (°1969, BE) creates small-scale models, showcasing new settings constructed out of everyday elements. These settings — and the pictures Zoete takes of them — are part of a circular creation process, in which every element leads to another — from model to photograph to drawing to model. Come discover the new world Dirk Zoete has created with a cardboard coffee cup, burned buns and some pins.


Curated by artlead / Thomas Caron
In collaboration with All Things Contemporary
Installation photography: Michiel De Cleene

Billboard Series is a long-term art project in public space, for which every three months an artist is invited to create a new, site-specific work for a 50 m2 billboard on Dok Noord, Ghent. Through changing presentations, Billboard Series wants to build a sustainable and productive dialogue with the surrounding neighbourhood and urban landscape, reflect on the changes that this neighbourhood is currently undergoing, and introduce a broad audience to different visual languages and ways of looking at the world.

Billboard Series is a project of artlead, together with the non-profit organizations artlead offline and 019. Billboard Series takes place within a scenography by architect Olivier Goethals, and is being developed with the support of the City of Ghent and the Flemish Community.