ghent TRACK - part I

"TRACK is a unique art experience in the public and semi public space of the city of Ghent. It offers surprising, enriching and unexpected encounters with the city, its history and its inhabitants and incites to reflect upon urban realities and the contemporary human condition in a broader sense. 41 international artists were invited to conceive new art works that are strongly rooted in the urban fabric of Ghent but link the local context with issues of global significance." more information on TRACK here

leo copers

danh vo

in the citadelpark of ghent one wanders amongst museum graves. 
in the MSK museum lie some replicated pieces of the american statue of liberty.  

massimo bartolini 

in the vineyard of st peter's abbey can be found an open air library, where books can be bought at a donation price. sales will be offered to charity. 

peter fischli & david weiss 

inside the abbey some 3000 pictures from around the world are being highlighted to the viewer's eager eye. 

lawrence weiner 

the west versus the east on the universitys walls. only part of the work shown here. 

the napkin bobbing in the air caught my eye. it was found wrapped around a fence in the street. 

michael borremans 

time moves us all. this male torso, enlarged to 2 1/2 times size, is sleeping under glass, however gathering dust of transcience. 

mekhitar garabedian 
le jardin bohémien {coffee & cake} 

in contrast with a city renovation project just round the corner, these words do wake the viewer up. 

le jardin bohémien, offering a surprising backdrop for a necessary coffee & cake stop.

emilio lopez-menchero 

working-class ghent sings in front of the camera. 

two simultaneous screen projections, but one side always waits for the other side to perform. 

ahmet ogut's flying castle, presently in repair {click above picture for easy reading and look up to the castle!}.


  1. Nadine, it's all so exciting seeing through your eyes! Ghent sounds like an interesting city to explore, somewhere I'd like to visit. Love the floating castle and that your ring is safely back with you. xo Carole

  2. Hey, Wolf, I do not know where to leave my comment?????
    ok I leave here. Thanks for stopping by my blog!! you are very kind! :)))))))))))

  3. that is totally cool the castle! and your ring being kept safe too ;) but I am wondering about the open air library- what happens when it you get a soggy book?

    PS the search and destroy photo w/ fishermen is my favorite- thank you for the little tour!
    PPS- also so glad you got the little rooster ok!! :D

    1. true.
      the books are on deep shelves, which helps, i'm sure.
      but i fear they do get wet. or at least splashed upon.
      but nevertheless, they looked pretty upbeat.

  4. I'm in love with the open library, though I'm a little too practical not to wonder about how humidity affects the books ...

  5. that open library
    and a floating castle
    .... sigh
    next stop


  6. The open library!!!!!!
    I love the open library I was only looking at it the other day. Thinking how interesting the concept was. Im so glad your ring didnt float off on some other persons finger leaving you all deflated. Hmm I think I would like Ghent I would also like to have coffee and cake with a stuffed stag overlooking.

    Thanks for the post Nadine
    looks very interesting and lots of fun

    Helen :)

    1. I just reread this and it sounds like I was at the open library but I was actually looking at it online.....unfortunately inperson sounds a much better option ;)

  7. What an incredible post...I'm off for another look!

  8. TRACK is great, the open library!!! I would like going to ghent! but first I have to go to documenta 13 in kassel, it's "only" 200 km from here!
    thank you very much for your comment to my boxes. I love your association of "little beds, filled with thoughts.."
    and I love your non-dominant-hand-picture and your before-after-self-portraits - great posts! I missed a lot!
    xx mano

  9. Amazing and interesting! Thanks for sharing and the discovery!!!

  10. i am consumed with envy over that outdoor library/bookshop. and the concept of an entire city given over to art. and that gravestone, carved with roses. and the amazing artistry of a napkin, trapped, yet flying so bravely and beautifully in the summer breeze...

  11. great! what a ceiling, and what a nose! warm greetings from(too warm) Paris

  12. Fascinating. You do have unusual opportunities over there.:>) So glad you got the ring back. I hate when I misplace a favorite piece of jewelry--always feel like a tiny chunk of me is missing.

  13. Congratulations ... is there gonna be a second part?

  14. hi hansK & cheers.
    yeah, there is.
    we're walking july 27th.
    anytime after that i should think; part II.

  15. @ Woolf Hi, I used your blog on our website because the pictures you posted are great. I hope you don't mind:

    Looking forward to your next TRACK blog