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24  MEI > 28 JUNI

 

 Simple Present

BERT DANCKAERT

Vernissage zondag 24 mei | 16:00 

 

Bert Danckaert richtte zijn camera in de afgelopen jaren op muren en objecten in de achteloze grootstedelijke ruimte. Hij fotografeerde in vijf continenten, ook in de miljoenensteden Beijing, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Mumbai, London en New York. Hij onderzoekt de inwisselbaarheid van de urbane ruimte. In hoever hebben we de wereld overgegeven aan globalisering en multinationals en in hoever heeft de culturele identiteit nog een stem? Bert Danckaert geeft zijn foto ’s geen titels, maar nummers. Wat hij toont is een abstractie van de hedendaagse politieke, sociale en ecologische complexiteit.

Depending on the spectator’s empathy, Danckaert’s photographs may be read on formal or documentary levels, or both. He turns ordinary, often unrecognizable fragments of urban reality into extraordinary works that reveal a profound knowledge and understanding of the history of modern art, especially its painterly, narrative, conceptual and constructivist currents. Inge Henneman, former curator of the Museum of Photography in Antwerp and professor of the history of photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in the same city, wrote of his work:

“Bert Danckaert’s bizarre cityscapes deal with the paradox of non-figurative simplicity, as well as with the complexity of meaning and metaphor. His ‘urban still-lives’ breathe a kind of strangeness that can only emanate from the familiar. ‘Found’ sidewalks, walls, and street furniture refer more to minimalist art than to the conventions of documentary photography. In his absurd compositions, a recognizable and banal reality appears as a stage set, props and trompe l’oeil included, while the actors are absent.”

 

 

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5 sep > 4 okt – FILIP DUJARDIN | Fictions
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44 Gallery representeert

PATRICK BARDYN, PETER DE BRUYNE, TITUS SIMOENS, DIETER DE LATHAUWER, RENZO DE CEUSTER, NELE VAN CANNEYT, NANCY VANWAMBEKE, STEPHANIE YOSHIWARA, PAUL D’HAESE, ATHOS BUREZ, GIANNINA URMENETA OTTIKER, DEBBY THIJS, OLIVIER BEKAERT, WOUTER VAN VAERENBERGH, MARINE DRICOT, JULIE VAN DER VAART, GERT JOCHEMS, JEF BOES & CHRYSTEL MUKEBA

werkt samen met

ANNELIES LIEVROUW, SARAH VAN MARCKE, CAROLIEN VANDERSTEENE, YEE LING TANG, TOM CALLEMIN, GERALDINE VAN WESSEM, WOLFGANG ZURBORN, MAROESJKA LAVIGNE, ALAIN JANSSENS, CHARLES PAULICEVICH, PIERRE DEBROUX, HARVEY BENGE, AURORE DAL MAS, JOHN VINK, FRANKY VERDICKT, PETER WATERSCHOOT, LAURA LAFON, NATHALIE NIJS & DEBBY HUYSMANS