Martin Belou: River Scene

Billboard Series #09

14/10/2017 – 14/01/2018

For Billboard Series #09, French artist Martin Belou created a gigantic bas-relief that will transform slowly over the course of his presentation, as the elements leave their mark on it.

In the ten days before presenting this new Billboard Series, Martin Belou will develop a collaborative project with ten master students of LUCA School of Arts – to take place inside 019, just behind the billboard. Together they will work on a performative scenography in which different elements of Belou’s practice will be integrated. This gathering of people and objects in a ritual-like setting – around fire, food and (hot) water – will take place on Saturday 14 Oct. from 15h to 21h. Don’t miss out, because it will be absolutely magical!

This project by Martin Belou is created in collaboration with:
Frederik Sutter, Gustave Demoen, Stan D’Haene, Marie Van den Broucke, Paulien Wellens, Louie Mauws, Inan Yigit, Arno Amandt, Leslie Steen and Anna Puschel.


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.