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.
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.