The presentation, which goes by the title ‘Netwerk Museum’, features works by the artists Justin Benett, Maria Blondeel & Michael Vorfeld, Rik De Boe, Frederik De Wilde, Simona Denicolai & Ivo Provoost, Sean Dower & Steve Nobel & Richard Wilson, Kelly Schacht, Joris Van De Moortel, Leen Voet, Donato Wharton & Anita Leib and Stevie Wishart.
As an arts centre Netwerk has no collective function. Nevertheless, during the past 25-years it has acquired a considerable number of works of art in the wake of exhibitions and collaborations with artists. These works, taken together, constitute no set or collection that has been assembled with a particular vision in mind, nor is any particular arrangement for completeness pursued. The works that find themselves permanent residents of Netwerk can rather be interpreted as a steadily growing “constellation “ of pieces that organically make up a tangible part of the memory and identity that has come to define Netwerk.
Right from the first Netwerk exhibitions in the late 1980’s, it has been the intention of the artistic program, when and where it may be relevant, to allow remnants of previous presentations to occupy a place the context of a new exhibition cycle. The works may relate to other works, to temporary interventions or to the theme of a new presentation. This practice has been a constant in the exhibition program over the years. Both the physical constellation of works as well as the varying presentations and the “mental space “ in which they relate to the artistic effect, are placed under the overstated heading, the Netwerk Museum.
In 2010, in conjunction with an exhibition (series), a physical space was constructed in the first floor corridor for the presentation of works from the Netwerk Museum. The presentation box was completed with flexibility in mind and has undergone some changes.