Alles over kunst


A meditation on museums

Interview with Grace Ndiritu
Zeynep  Kubat

Praktische info

Grace Ndiritu Reimagines the FOMU Collection, until January 7, 2024, FOMU, Antwerpen,

Grace Ndiritu, Healing The Museum, until September 23, 2023, S.M.A.K., Gent,

Grace Ndiritu, visual artist and shaman, tackles the collection of FOMU Antwerp in the exhibition Grace Ndiritu Reimagines the FOMU Collection upon the invitation of the institution. At the same time, Ndiritu has an extensive exhibition of her own work in SMAK Ghent, in which she also integrates the museum’s collection for her long-term project Healing the Museum. What is in need of healing, and what is the meaning the artist is looking for?

Zeynep Kubat: FOMU in Antwerp invites three artists over a period of three years to make a collection presentation. The next years, artists Dirk Braeckman and Katja Mater will critically engage with the immense collection of about 900 000 images (and even more objects and archival documents). You, Grace, were the first artist to kick-off this interesting project. How did you f…

Grace Ndiritu, 2023, photo Jonas Van der Haegen