From June 23 till November 11, 2018, the Belgium town Kortrijk invited curators Hilde Teerlinck (CEO Han Nefkens Foundation, Barcelona) and Patrick Ronse (Director Be-
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The concept of the project is based on the important scientific publication by Dutch anthropologist Johan Huizinga (1872-
Notwithstanding the advantages, time for free "play" has been markedly reduced in society today, being perceived as unproductive. Between personal and professional responsibilities, a hurried lifestyle, an increased attention to academics, there is no time to "play." This is why we thought it to be the perfect time to create an Art Project that invites the visitor to PLAY.
Coming to Kortrijk will be a real adventure for the whole family: you will have the chance to play football on a surrealist field created by Priscilla Monge, enter the fake casino of Guilaume Bijl, punish yourself by sitting in Leo Coper’s voluntary prison cell, take a jump from Piero Golia’s ramp, dance with hoola hoops, ride the colourful art-
because once you enter the game, you’ll notice that magic forces are at play!
Patrick Ronse & Hilde Teerlinck, Curators Play Kortrijk
Carlos Amorales / Polly Apfelbaum / Guillaume Bijl / Marc Bijl / Pierre Bismuth / Stefan Brüggemann / David Claerbout / Leo Copers / Martin Creed / Barbara Davi / Erin Davis / Wim Delvoye / Hans-