23 Nov - 26 Nov 2017
Image: Nageur sous l’eau, Esztergom, Hongrie, 1917 © André Kertész
Whether you're a photography enthusiast or moving image devotee, this is the route for you! There's a variety of great exhibitions to visit, for instance check out the new colourful and intimate Polaroids of Roger Ballen, who has been shooting in black and white for nearly half a century until now. Or Daragh Reeves' stop-motion film at andriesse eyck galerie, which explores her fascination with creating time zones between the recorded image and the present.
This major exhibition features work by two like-minded film artists: Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand, 1970) and Cao Guimarães (Brazil, 1965). Their acclaimed work evokes a world of dream, sensory experience and reality, inviting visitors to step out of their rationally structured lives. Weerasethakul, who won a Golden Palm at Cannes in 2010, creates video installations, photographs and experimental documentaries that transcend the confines of cinema. Guimarães is primarily known for his short films and video installations.
Daragh Reeves (United Kingdom, 1974) uses a variety of media in his work, with film as his main reference. His newest installation involves a 16-milli meter film projector screening a stop-motion recording of a watch as seen through a jeweler’s shop window. The piece continues the artist’s fascination with creating time zones that lie between the recorded image and the present. The exhibition will also feature supporting photographs, drawings and sculptures.
In May 2014 the Glasgow School of Art, the masterpiece of architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, was badly damaged by fire. Ross Birrell (United Kingdom, 1969) dedicated his film ‘A Beautiful Living Thing’ to the destruction of the library, considered to be the jewel of Mackintosh’s work.
In his current series Andreas Gefeller (Germany, 1970) focuses his attention on organic structures. Like his previous works, ‘Blank’, they bear a resemblance to drawings or watercolors. The works hover between documentation and construction. His large, deliberately overexposed images of plants and water reveal patterns more reminiscent of computer technology than nature, subtly undermining photography’s claim to depict reality objectively.
‘Landscape with Tree’ shows us the world of a young photographer who, in just five years, has become a favorite of the fashion industry. Jamie Hawkesworth's (United Kingdom, 1987) distinctive work has appeared in T: the New York Times Style Magazine, Vogue, and many other leading publications. The exhibition includes the ‘Preston Bus Station’ project of 2013, travel reportage from the Democratic Republic of Congo (2016) and Colombia (2017), and his recent series of female nudes for PRINT Magazine (2017).
Foam presents the first major solo museum exhibition by Anouk Kruithof (The Netherlands, 1981). As well as photography, her work includes video animations, installations, sculptures, publications, and performances. Their common premise is a fascination with the online representation of social issues. Kruithof subjects these to critical scrutiny by translating digital images into her own three-dimensional visual idiom. The museum will also be staging separate exhibitions of photography by André Kertész (United States, 18941985), Romain Mader (Switzerland, 1988), and Stefanie Moshammer (Austria, 1988).
Israeli artist Ronit Porat (1975) conducted research in the archives of the Oude Kerk, Castrum Peregrini, Museum Van Loon and Reinwardt Academy. Her work consists mainly of photos she collected, manipulated and re-contextualized to connect historical and personal stories, and to see whether the power of photography to create instant emotion and identification can be temporarily stopped. She uses birds as her guiding motif, to unite the four institutions and create a dialog between historical eras.
South Africa-based photographer Roger Ballen (United States, 1950) is one of the world’s foremost practitioners of black and white photography. He has been shooting in monochrome for nearly half a century, including his renowned documentary pictures of South African villagers. The color and intimacy of his recent Polaroids sheds a new light on his oeuvre.