18 November - 19 December 2009

World Wide Wonders

Exhibition, University of Ghent, BE

Curators: Guy Bovyn and Maarten Vanden Eynde

Participating artists: Stijn Cole, Koen De Decker, Tom De Smedt, Mariana Castillo Deball, Toril Johannessen, Irene Kopelman, Kianoosh Motallebi, Rinus Van de Velde, Maarten Vanden Eynde

Collections UGent: Museum of Ethnography Museum of Zoology Museum of Archaeology Museum of Morphology Museum for the History of Sciences

Location: Kunst-Zicht (University of Ghent), Ghent, BE

Exhibition view with drawings of Rinus Van de Velde and the museum of Forgotten History by Maarten Vanden Eynde

World Wide Wonders is an exhibition that draws inspiration from the rich and fascinating museum collections of Ghent University. The participating artists were invited to visit one or more collections and work with the ‘wonders’ they encountered. Man’s search for truth, and his attempt to categorise or capture the wonders of the world, are central themes in the exhibition.