23.06.2018 - 11.11.2018
City of Kortrijk, Belgium
PLAY is a headstrong city festival organised from 23 June to 11 November 2018 that will take over the centre of Kortrijk with contemporary artworks (curated by Hilde Teerlinck and Patrick Ronse). You can immerse yourself in the unique world of national and international visual art at diverse indoor and outdoor locations in the city. During PLAY, the city not only serves as a canvas; bit by bit the festival simultaneously dissects our relationship with 'play'. How does play influence our social behaviour? How does 'play' reflect the evolution of our society? How important is play for our motor and cognitive development?
Kortrijk is a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, was officially named a child and youth-friendly city and is chosen as European City of Sport 2018.
Kortrijk is growing, flourishing and above all, does not stand still. And it is precisely this continuous urban metamorphosis that makes the West Flanders city the dream décor for PLAY. Not only a breeding ground for regional, national and international talent, but also a springboard that offers opportunities. This unexpected creative melting pot carefully connects different disciplines such as art, design, education and entrepreneurship. A city with a generous dose of daring, sense of creative entrepreneurship and above all, the (play)room to experiment.
(Image: Marc Bijl: „Lara Croft. La rivoluzione siamo noi“, 2002.)
Galerie Elisabeth & Reinhard Hauff
Tuesday - Friday: 1 - 6 pm
and by appointment