Dirk Braeckman represents Flanders at the 57th Venice Biennale and brings a solo show in the Belgian Pavilion curated by Eva Wittocx.
Dirk Braeckman’s work brings stillness to today’s influx of images and information. Working with analogue photography, he developed a visual language that reflects on the act of viewing and the status of the image. In the Belgian Pavilion he presents a series of new monumental photographic prints on baryta paper.
Double exhibition at M and BOZAR
Dirk Braeckman represented Belgium at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017. The exhibition he presented there has now been
developed into a double exhibition at M – Museum Leuven and BOZAR.
M – Museum Leuven is showing several recent strands in Braeckman’s oeuvre. A number of the images shown here derive from the same negative, which he has manipulated in different ways in the darkroom. He takes these experiments a step further in a series of prints, which he presents in display cases. He also presents a new space-filling film installation.
More information: www.mleuven.be
The show in BOZAR picks up where Braeckman’s exhibition in the Belgian Pavilion left off. In Venice, Braeckman opted almost exlusively for the most monumental format. His exhibition at the Centre for Fine Arts includes 25 works in dialogue with eacht other, tailored to the dimensions of Victor Horta’s architecture. It consists largely of new prints, complemented with a selection of existing work from the past twenty years.
More information: www.bozar.be
Two-day symposium in Venice and Leuven
Picture Presence: New Conceptions of Space and Place in Contemporary Photography
International symposium in the context of the exhibition of Dirk Braeckman at the Belgian Pavilion of the 2017 Venice Biennial
A collaboration between M – Museum Leuven, University of Leuven, LUCA School of Arts, Lieven Gevaert Centre, and IUAV University of Venice
Taking the solo exhibition of Dirk Braeckman at the Belgian Pavilion of the 2017 Venice Biennial as a point of departure, this two-day symposium focuses on the broader relation between photography and the concept of space, place and spatiality. Key questions of the symposium are, among others: How does the photographic image impact the perception and experience of the exhibition space and vice versa? How can we define photography’s new spatial possibilities in the digital age? And how does this shifting photographic “spatiality” transform the way in which photography informs us about contemporary reality?
8 November 2017, 2-9 pm (Aula Tafuri, Piazzale Roma, Venice)
10 November 2017, 2-9 pm (M – Museum, Leuven)
Turning Photography. Exploring the edges of Belgian contemporary photography
Flanders Arts Institute has developed a web page with a selection of essays and artists’ portraits, with today’s Belgian photography as its focus.
Dirk Braeckman opens his solo exhibition in the Belgian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale
Today Flemish Minister for Culture, Media, Youth & Brussels Sven Gatz, curator Eva Wittocx and Artist Dirk Braeckman opened the Belgian Pavilion.