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BACKYARD EXPLORERS

Gunnar Smoliansky (SE) & Wouter Van de Voorde (AU)

29 NOVEMBER – 30 DECEMBER

 Hartelijk welkom op de vernissage op zondag 1 december om 16:00

 

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De vintage afdrukken van Gunnar Smoliansky waren al te zien in o.a. Moderna  Museet in Stockholm en Michael Hoppen Gallery in Londen. Nu worden de beelden van de Zweedse topfotograaf gepresenteerd in 44 Gallery . Ze tonen voorbijgangers, gebouwen en bomen en steeds opnieuw bomen. Vanaf het begin van zijn carrière in de vroege jaren 1950, ontwikkelde de fotograaf zijn eigen artistieke stijl van soberheid en gevatheid. Hij bleef de gewone vormen van het dagelijks leven transformeren tot zeer persoonlijke observaties van zijn omgeving in de Stockholmse stadsdelen Södermalm en Saltsjö-boo.

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Wouter Van de Voorde: ” There is something about being a ‘rural’ photographer. In Flemish there is a proverb which literally translated reads “And the farmer, he plowed on”. In the original context it related to farmers not being unruly or prone to go on strike unlike factory workers demanding higher wages. To me what it signifies is that you just keep fucking going, no matter what, it’s just what you do. This is how I feel about making art. Shooting, developing and printing over and over again. Spending countless hours in the darkroom, in the trenches, harvesting unsellable black sugar beets polluted by copious amounts of silver nitrate. The rural aspect to me is in my process.

The whole rubbish loving and the horrific sublime I guess are just a lovely compost for me be a parasite on. My worst nightmares are set in pristinely manicured gardens, well lit walkways along man made lakes and public benches. Canberra is surrounded by mountains, miles and miles of bushland, just huge fucking slabs of nothing. Nothingness is palpable at any given time when heading out of suburbia.

I take pleasure in capturing my own few chosen haunts, rejoicing in small changes of light, weather and vegetation. In my mind it is about all about mapping out different facets of an object or location. Similar to mapping out fingerprint recognition on a smartphone the small differences between the compositions provide a more complete vision, a 2D data capture.  With some locations I have an emotional connection, photographing these locations is checking in with myself, how time affects me as I am part of these places. It is about building up a personal history in a country that is essentially alien to me. “

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CHANGING PERCEPTION

Female Portraits 1920 – 2020

29 NOVEMBER – 30 DECEMBER

Voormalige showroom Van Marcke, Diksmuidestraat 4

Open do. tot zo., 14:00 – 18:00

Hartelijk welkom op de opening op zondag 1 december om 16:00

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Onder de titel Female Portraits 1920 – 2020 wordt een unieke collectie vrouwenportretten gepresenteerd van topfotografen, die de geschiedenis van de fotografie hebben bepaald. We kunnen werk bekijken van o.a. Edward Steichen, Eugene Smith, Andre Kertesz, Irving Penn, Helmut Newton, Peter Lindbergh, Helen Van Meene, Jacob Aue Sobol.

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44 Gallery collaboration 

DIETER DE LATHAUWER, JULIE VAN DER VAART, PAUL D’HAESE,  GIANNINA URMENETA OTTIKER, DANIELLE VAN ZADELHOFF, LIONEL JUSSERET, KAREL FONTEYNE, JEAN-MARC CHAPA, ANNE-SOPHIE COSTENOBLE, MARINE DRICOT, PETER DE BRUYNE, WOUTER VAN VAERENBERGH,  CHRYSTEL MUKEBA, RAFAEL TANAKA MONZO, ENRIC MONTES, JOHN VINK, CAMILLE RENEE DEVID, GERT JOCHEMS, KATLIJN BLANCHAERT, NATHALIE NIJS, BERND KLEINHEISTERKAMP, TITUS SIMOENS, FRANKY VERDICKT, ANNABEL WERBROUCK, EVA ROOVERS, MARIE SORDAT, SARAH VAN MARCKE, HERMAN VAN DEN BOOM,  NELE  VANCANNEYT,  ATHOS BUREZ, YEE LING TANG, GERALDINE VAN WESSEM,  WOLFGANG ZURBORN, MAROESJKA LAVIGNE, DEBBY THIJS, ALAIN JANSSENS, CHARLES PAULICEVICH, PIERRE DEBROUX, HARVEY BENGE, AURORE DAL MAS, STEPHANIE YOSHIWARA, LAURA LAFON, DEBBY HUYSMANS, WOUTER VAN DE VOORDE, FILIP DUJARDIN, ARNOUD DE WOLF, MARLOUS VAN DER SLOOT,  JEAN-FRANCOIS LEPAGE , GRIET VAN DE VELDE, KOEN BROOS, JENS JUUL, STEPHANE CHARPENTIER