HOMEPAGE_2

24 februari – 24 maart

Kinderszenen

LIONEL JUSSERET

Vernissage op zondag 24 februari om 15:00

Met de ontoereikendheid van en de ballingschap in de instellingen en de toxiciteit van de moderne psychiatrie, is autisme controversieel in de media. Kinderszenen presenteert een portret van kinderen tijdens hun vakantie op het platteland, ver weg van het regime binnen de muren van de instituten. Deze fotografische serie is een dromerige, soms naïeve, mysterieuze reis. Een poëtische evocatie tegen de vergetelheid.
Inspired by Fernand Deligny anti-psychatric researchs, the french association « Au-delà » offers to autistics kids to live in collectivity in differents contryhouses.
Most of these children do not speak . Communication is always a magical story. It is unique for every child. There are no manuel to enter their own world. Immersion is powerful, the work is exhausting. This particular childhood is true, brute, savage. The idea is to find a gateway with every kids, they only open the door if they want to.  No one never force them to. It is always oscillating between ultra violence and pure sweetness.

Lionel Jusseret works there as animator since 2011. Finishing his documentary studies in a belgian cinema school, he began to photograph these kids after two years among them.
This photographic work began strongly with David, « nomadic » child returned from mental institutions. « Incurable , unbearable, unlivable » experts sayed about him. He reached eighteen years but always seemed to have only four. A year later, no more news from David. One of the private Belgian mental hospital, where hundred of children are exported every year and kind of disappearbetween their walls, remained quiet. David was gone. He left behind him traces of violence and memories of laugh and tears. And a picture also.

It was the beginning of KINDERSZENEN. With this body of work, that is finished now, Lionel Jusseret offers a contrast to the polemics and focus on meeting with these special kids. Using tales and poetic angle, even enigmatic and mysterious, the series questions the issue of autism and its place in our society without trying to solve it.
Far from the violence of hospitals, this photographic series is a dreamlike journey, sometimes naive, sometimes frightening, that let you discover the enigma of these kids.
The tale and mystery against confinement and oblivion.

Kinderszenen has received the Vocatio grant 2017 and the first jury prize at Les Nuits Photographiques de Pierrevert 2017.
Parts of the project were exhibited at Voies Off during Les Rencontres d’Arles 2013, Angkor Photo Festival 2015, Brugge Foto 2016, Les Nuits Photographiques de Pierrevert 2017 and Les Nuits Photographique de Essaouira 2017. Exhibition is coming up at Contretype Brussels.

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  31 maart - 21 april

GIANNINA URMENETA OTTIKER  

 

HOMEPAGE

44 Gallery collaboration 

DIETER DE LATHAUWER, JULIE VAN DER VAART, PAUL D’HAESE,  GIANNINA URMENETA OTTIKER, DANIELLE VAN ZADELHOFF, 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