The Gate @ Fantastic Illusions
Broelmuseum, Kortrijk, Belgium / Odyssey, Second Life

14/11/2009 - 14/02/2010

After its first showing in 2007 at iMAL (Brussels), The Gate is back at the Broelmuseum, Kortrijk (Belgium), as part of the Fantastic Illusions exhibition. This show explores how Belgian and Chinese artists build illusory spaces for the visitor. It features works of Nick Ervinck (BE), Hans Op de Beeck (BE), Tale of Tales (BE), Vadim Vosters (BE), Olivier Deprez (BE), Yves Bernard & Yannick Antoine (BE), Bart Stolle (BE), Heidi Voet (BE), CREW (BE), Teddy Lo (CN), Jenova Chen (CN), Aaajiao (CN), Wu Juehui (CN), Hu Jieming (CN), Peng Yun (CN).

Opening on November 13th, 2009 - 7:30PM (10:30AM SLT)


Join us!

People, avatars and performance artists are kindly invited to come, perform and interact at The Gate, both in Real Life and in Second Life.

The Gate in Second Life

The Gate is installed on Odyssey, an island in Second Life dedicated to art and performance.
People, avatars and performance artists are kindly invited to come, perform and interact at The Gate, both in real life and in Second Life.

To perform from The Gate in Second Life with the visitors of Fantastic Illusions:

1. Create a free account in Second Life (
2. Download the software ( and follow the installation instructions.
3. Use this SLurl to teleport to Odyssey:
The Gate is installed on the beach next to the teleport hub.

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The Gate in Kortrijk!

Stedelijk Broelmuseum Kortrijk
Broelkaai, 6
B-8500 Kortrijk

Fantastic Illusions is curated by Christophe De Jaeger (VZW Inventie) & Art Yan (Shangai eARTS-festival), assisted by Pieter Vermeulen.
It is organised by Invention vzw, along with the Buda Art Centre and the Broelmuseum Kortrijk, as part of Europalia China and the international arts festival NEXT for the Eurometropole Lille, Kortrijk, Tournai.

Practical information
adults: 5 €
groups (+15 persons), seniors: 3 €
schools, Young people, (age: 13 - 26 ): 1 €

€ 65 / guide (Nederlands, Frans, Engels)
+ 32 (0)9 269 60 04
Guide for free visitors every third Sunday of the month at 11:00

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Opening hours

The Gate will only be active during the Broelmuseum opening hours.

Tuesday to Friday
In Belgium : 10:00 - 12:00 & 14:00 - 17:00
In Second Life (SLT) : 1:00AM - 3:00AM & 5:00AM - 8:00AM,

Weekend & bank holiday
In Belgium : 11:00 - 17:00
In Second Life (SLT) : 2:00AM - 8:00AM

Vernissage : Friday November 13th, 2009
In Belgium : 19:30
In Second Life (SLT) : 10:30AM

Closed : 24.12.2009 - 01.01.2010