In visual arts, collaboration is often secondary to the romanticised idea of individual artistic genius. Challenging the myth of the solitary artist, this exhibition explores the unique dynamic of collective creativity and looks at how it influences artistic production.

In addition to works from the S.M.A.K. collection, created between 1959 and 2021 by art collectives, artist duos or one–off collaborations, this exhibition also displays works deliberately designed to facilitate other works of art. 

Includes works by: Philip Metten, Art & Language, Denicolai & Provoost, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Jos De Gruyter & Harald Thys, Flexboj & L.A., Narcisse Tordoir & David Neirings, General Idea, Gilbert & George, HAP, David Hammons & Bruna Esposito, Franz West, Heimo Zobernig, Danh Vo, Apparatus 22, Ex-artists' collective (Anikó Loránt, Kaszás Tamás), Audrey Cottin, Alexis Gautier, Anna & Bernard Blume, Brosi & Bonier, Engelbert Van Anderlecht & Jean Dypréau, SUPERFLEX, Marina Abràmovic & Jan Hoet, Guillaume Bijl, Allora & Calzadilla, Jacques Charlier, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Mekhitar Garabedian, Ingrid Mwangi and Robert Hutter.

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