Open Monumentendag 2021: Kunst Veredelt

Sun. 12.09.2021 10:00 - 18:00
Sun 12.09.'21
10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 12.09.'21
    10:00 - 18:00

An audio tour though the history of the Vooruit cooperative

Fancy an artistic audio tour through one of Ghent’s most famous monuments during International Heritage Day? Welcome to Kunst Veredelt (‘Art Ennobles’), an audio tour by Katinka de Jonge, Adrienne van der Werf, Leonore Spee and Sascha Bornkamp.

Kunst Veredelt offers a peek behind the scenes of the De Vooruit monument’s history. Scan the QR codes along the way, travelling from space to space as a privileged eavesdropper on conversations between historical figures and contemporary activists, young musicians and feminist historians, professors and café regulars.

This completely corona-proof audio tour brings to life both the moveable and immovable heritage of this monument, diving into the often-overlooked history and legacy of the Vooruit Festivity Hall. Book your free ticket early, because places are limited ;-)


Sun 12.09 from 10:00 to 16:30 – De Vooruit entrance hall (starting point)
MONUMENT / expo / audio tour 
free, but with registration (see link)
(5-minute time slots, max. 4 persons per time slot)
Dutch spoken with English clips
90 min.

Please note: for this audio tour you will need your own headphones connected to a smartphone that can scan QR codes. Make sure your battery is charged. Face masks must be worn inside the building. You can also experience Kunst Veredelt from home via

Order at least 3 tickets and get your 10% discount!


creation Kunst Veredelt: Adriënne van der Werf, Katinka de Jonge, Leonore Spee & Sascha Bornkamp - soundtrack: Alan van Rompuy - works by: Deogracias Kihalu, Hind Eljadid, Tom Lanoye, Rosa Luxemburg & Teletext - with the voices of: Anne-Laure Vandeputte, Charlotte De Bruyne, Johan Heldenbergh, Kenneth Cardon, Loïs Brochez, Sam Bogaerts, Sara De Roo, Titus de Voogdt & Zouzou Ben Chikha - dramaturgy: Kopano Maroga - mixing & mastering: Jasper Segers - production: vzw Teletext & the Arts Centre that inhabits the monument De Vooruit - with the support of the Flemish Government 

thanks to 019, AMSAB Institute for social history, Andy van Kerschaver, Anke Hintjens, Bart De Wilde, Brecht Jonckers, deFENIKS, Dominique Willaert, Geert Bonne, Jan Dumoulin, Jeroen Michiel, Jef Cuypers, Karel Clemminck, Katharina Smets, Laurens Mariën, Lief Verbeeck, Liesbeth Nys, Margo Temmerman, Martijn van den Broucke, Matthias Belpaire, Matthieu Goeury, Mieke Dumont, Moritz Gallei, Pascale Welvaert, Peter Aers, Peter Spaepen, Peter Van den Eede, Sven Roef, Taco Drijfhout, Tine Theunissen, Tom Mahy, Willie Verhoysen & Zwijgen is geen optie 

interviews with Anja Meulenbelt, Bruno De Wever, Carine Thienpont, Eric Bauwens, Franky Devos, Gilbert Temmerman, Joke Hermsen, Jolien Paeleman (as a representative of Extinction Rebellion Ghent), Jozefien De Bock, Kopano Maroga, Lieve Franssen, Martha Balthazar, Nadia Sels, Necdet Karatasli, Peter Donnea, Peter Mertens, Romain Berteloot, Sabrine Ingabire, Stefaan Dewinter, Thijs Lijster, Tina De Gendt, Tristan Oger & Wouter Hillaert

organisation International Heritage Day: Herita


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