In early 2020, for the first time in twenty years, S.M.A.K. published a catalogue tailored to the younger public. What is special is that no fewer than seventy-two children contributed to the selection for the Little Catalogue of the S.M.A.K. Collection works that the children found most special, interesting, sensitive, confusing, beautiful and inspiring were selected.
The book is now followed by an exhibition in two parts. This is again done in cooperation with the young public. An exhibition for them is, of course, made together with them. But don't worry, the exhibition is a visual feast for young and old. After all, many adults also (secretly) have a copy of the Little Catalogue on their bedside table.
The exhibition 'Part 1' continues where the book stops. How do children and young people today view works of art that are usually older than themselves? S.M.A.K. went in search and found nine young curators between the ages of 13 and 16. Over the past few months, they have taken charge of the entire museum. They cast a fresh eye on the works in the collection and challenge the visitor to experience them in their own unique way. You will - and that is the whole idea - go back home with more questions than answers.
A striking feature is the maze structure in which you can get lost as a visitor while being surprised by collection works as you have never seen them before. The viewer's perspective and how to change it is central.
From October 2021, an extension will follow with 'Part 2: The Great Exhibition'.
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