PHOTOGRAPHIE. PhotoBrussels Festival – 3ème édition – 16 novembre – 20 décembre 2018 – Hangar Art Center, Ixelles.
« La ville fait-elle toujours rêver ? »: tel est le thème de la 3ème édition de PhotoBrussels Festival qui se tiendra au Châtelain, du 16 novembre au 20 décembre prochain. Au programme : 17 photographes de différentes nationalités, 8 galeries et centres culturels participants au parcours PBF03, des conférences, des animations autour de la photographie contemporaine…
“The third edition of PhotoBrussels Festival broaches the theme of the city from the spectrum of dreams and the imagination. Ten photographers have taken up the challenge. The selection of this 3rd edition is as diverse as in previous years, teeming with projects by photographers from various countries. Established artists exhibit side by side with young, emerging talents. Traditional photography mixes with photomontage and video. The real and the unreal meet….
Three projects take a specific look at Brussels. In residence during the summer of 2018, the artists Philippe Calandre and Jean-François Rauzier unveil their images and lose Brussels denizens in new utopias. The Brussels-based collective Raw7 scrutinized the city to bring out unexpected aspects. For his part, the Belgian artist Paul D’Haese creates an imaginary city from photographs taken in each of the 133 cities of Belgium. His Belgopolis is under construction! Young emerging talents such as Benjamin Baltus, Leon Billerbeck, Pieter Dumoulin, Laurent Kronental, and Tamara Stoffers tell us fine stories about urban planning and civic-mindedness, ranging between dreams and disenchantment. There is a great geographic distance with the original visions of New York (Natan Dvir) and Rio de Janeiro (Claudia Jaguaribe). On the Asian side, PhotoBrussels Festival plays host to the Artificial Wonderlands of the Chinese artist Yang Yongliang and the “cut” buildings of the Korean artist Park Seunghoon.
Conferences, photo studio, animations, extramural exhibitions and much more make PBF03 the great photo event at the end of 2018. Yes, the city can still make us dream, as the photographers clearly show! Let us get carried away in their dream… ”
(— Delphine Dumont)
Avec : Benjamin Baltus, Leon Billerbeck, Philippe Calandre, Pieter Dumoulin, Natan Dvir, Paul d’Haese, Ximena Echague, Jorge Hortua, Claudia Jaguaribe, Laurent Kronental, Merlin Meuris, Vincent Peal, Jean-François Rauzier, Kevin Scarlett, Park Seung Hoon, Tamara Stoffers, Yang Yongliang
Hangar — Art Center
Place du Châtelain, 18
Image Yang Yongliang – Copyright the artist