YOUR SUMMER OF PHOTOGRAPHY!
Every two years, BOZAR, together with various artistic partners, organizes the Summer of Photography, an international biannual event for photography, with a varied exhibition program. During this event, experts and artlovers meet in various locations in Brussels, which leads to wonderful projects. This year, Bozar is offering a great exhibition with the theme RESIST!, commemorating May ’68.
Brussels is not the only destination for photography lovers this summer; Antwerp organizes the first edition of Antwerp Photo! This biannual photography event shows what is happening in the world of photography. During a festival week with a crammed program and unique exhibitions, Antwerp Photo wants to inspire the visitors and introduce them, amongst other things, to Belgian photography.
In other words: this will be a summer full of photography. See below for an overview of both events and two other exhibitions that are not to be missed!
In 1968 the concert hall of the Bozar was occupied for three months by sturm-und-urge youths, artists and thinkers.
Left: May 1968, Paris by Bruno Barbey.
Right: Graciela Sacco, Bocanada, 1994 – 2015
On the initiative of Bozar, many creative partners have once again joined forces to establish an international platform for photography in Belgium. The 2018 edition of the Summer of Photography, a festival of international stature, will be the seventh. RESIST! The 1960s protests, photography and visual legacy presents some of the most iconic images of the 1960s movements that shook the world and influenced contemporary history. The exhibition brings together works by seminal figures from the photographic and photojournalistic world, alongside rare archive images. These important first-hand visual accounts highlight the dedication of the photographers to document history and raise awareness of crucial humanist issues. They also serve to define the aesthetics of resistance born out of these hostile socio-political contexts. The exhibition runs till 26/08/18.
Y-3 Spring/Summer 2013 Campaign By Pierre Debusschere
Portrets by Pierre Debusschere.
MAD, the Brussels platform for fashion and design presents UNcovered: Brussels based fashion photographer and director, Pierre Debusschere’s most personal project to date. By presenting around a hundred new photographs and screening his second film, the exhibition takes a closer look at the themes of the intimate, protection and baring all. Every subject has a central role to play in what is revealed to the spectators.
Sinead (Star Trek), 1990 Anton Corbijn.
Left: Michael Wolf – Courtesy of Gallery FIFTY ONE
Right: EGYPT. Cairo. 2012, Bieke Depoorter
AntwerpPhoto is an international photography biennial that showcases the latest in photography. With an elaborate festival week and high-profile exhibitions it inspires and invites visitors to dive into the world of photography.
The first edition of AntwerpPhoto runs from June 24 until September 30 in Antwerp. This edition houses four exhibitions: Iconobelge;an group exposition by Belgian photographers, an introduction to two winners of the Prix Carmignac, work by award-winning documentary photographer Michael Wolf and the legendary work of Anton Corbijn, including some previously unpublished pieces selected exclusively for AntwerpPhoto. The festival will be kicked of with a week filled with engaging activities for anyone interested in photography.
Untitled by Filip Dujardin
Left:Overview by Filip Dujardin
Right: untitled #5 by filip dujardin
Passionated about architecture, photographer Filip Dujardin designs unique works that reinvent the urban space. Between realism and fiction, his photographic assemblies stimulate our attention and sharpen our eyes by proposing a new point of view on the environment that surrounds us. Alongside many photographs presented in the museum’s rooms, the highlight of this exhibition is the creation of six new banners from panoramas of the cities of Ghent, Brussels and Katowice where he recently exposed. The exhibition runs until 29/07/18 at Atelier 34zero Muzeum.
WORDS BY STEPHANIE DE SMET