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The sequel to The Sea - Salut d’honneur Jan Hoet (2015) opened on the 22nd of October 2017. In this second edition of the international triennial exhibition, the ‘raft’ plays a pivotal role.

The Raft. Art is (not) Lonely  is an exhibition about the imagination of the expedition and the destination of the artist.

Earlier this year, the artist Jan Fabre was invited to curate this new edition, a challenge that he accepted with enthusiasm! Joanna De Vos will co-curate the project.

Some names : Théodore Géricault, Michael Borremans, Luc Tuymans, Steve McQueen, Mike Figgis,...


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08/02 20:00

‘What! Art though like the adder waxen and deaf, be poisonous too and kill thy forlom Queen?’ - Filippos Tsitsopoulos

The performance by Filippos Tsitsopoulos (b. 1967, Athens) denotes a contemporary cabinet of curiosities.

Hands Against the Wall - Ben Benaouisse

Visual artist Ben Benaouisse (b. 1971, Familleureux) chooses one powerful pose in this performance.

I Am Just Going Outside And May Be Sometime - VestAndPage

Artist couple VestAndPage took the inspiration for this performance from the polar explorers of the early 20th-century, whom they studied during their residency on Antarctica.
17/03 17:00

Hourglass, 2017 - Johanna Van Overmeir

Johanna van Overmeir (b. 1983, Duffel) produces quirky performances, video art and installations, in which she often acts as a human medium.


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03/01 Bezoek Het Vlot

48 uur drijven op Het Vlot

Twee dagen Oostende, dat is 48 uren baden in kunst, genieten van de rust, jezelf verlekkeren in onze restaurants en bars, misschien een concertje meepikken en een dikke snuif zeelucht binnenhalen. De stadsexpo ‘Het Vlot. Kunst is (niet) Eenzaam’ loopt momenteel, reden te meer om af te zakken naar Oostende. We geven je alvast een mogelijke planning mee, maar niet vergeten, van het paadje is ook ok!
11/12 Tussendoortje

De ideale spots voor een koffiestop tijdens Het Vlot. Kunst is (niet) eenzaam.

Voor je de tentoonstelling bezoekt, tussenin even uitrusten of achteraf lekker nagenieten: Het Vlot & koffie gaan altijd samen! Ontdek enkele leuke hotspots in Oostende die een perfecte aanvulling zijn op jouw ontdekkingstocht tijdens Het Vlot. Kunst is (niet) eenzaam.
16/10 volunteers

Het Vlot / Jan Fabre is looking for volunteers

For the exhibition "The Raft. Art is (not) lonely. " De ZEE vzw is looking for volunteers!
28/09 Vrijwilligers

Gezocht! Vrijwilligers

De Zee Oostende vzw zoekt vrijwilligers die graag mee willen bouwen aan het imago van Oostende als dé kunststad aan zee!

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