I contain multitudes is a group exhibition which presents work of Alexis Blake (US/NL), Jane Coppin (BE), gerlach en koop (NL) and Raphael Malfliet/ Todd Neufeld/ Carlo Costa (BE/US).
Although the idea of a ‘true’ meaning in an artwork is most often questioned in contemporary exhibition-making, it is a premise that is difficult to renounce. What if every claim of universality of significance and of messaging through artworks is truly excluded? The more we look, the more we start wandering in a state of doubt and indeterminacy. Nevertheless, this state of confusion can evoke productivity and imagination whereby a multiplicity of interpretations can unfold. In contrast, the potential of this multiplicity is often nullified by resorting to a ‘comfort blanket’ of expertise or authority. I contain multitudes regards this complexity and builds up an attitude in the ambivalence between knowing and not-knowing, showing and not-showing, in an attempt to comprise the endless potential of different interpretations. The exhibition takes place at Yurt: Nomadic Project Space (Kortrijksepoortstraat 21, Ghent) and Het Paviljoen (Louis Pasteurlaan 2, Ghent) from the 24th until the 26th of June 2016.