Argos, Werfstraat 13 rue du Chantier, 1000 Brussels
Opening: 2019/05/18 18:00
Opening times: Wed - Sun: 11:00 - 18:00
For the third and last exhibition of the series exploring the dialectic between photographic and moving images in the works of the Argos collection, we look at streets, hinterland and landscapes. Like the oldest surviving camera photograph View from the Window at Le Gras (1826-1827) by Nicéphore Niépce (1765 – 1833), the works in the exhibition open perspectives on the urban and rural surroundings. Specific spots are sometimes limits or places for a new beginning. They tell us about everyday journeys along now much-changed neighbourhood or they are unknown region to be discovered. At times some places look trivial, other times astonishing beautiful. They can have an iconic and unanimously recognizable aspect or we have lost the memory of their appearance in a certain moment in time. Beyond candid dichotomies, the relation between natural and artificial territories is much more complex than it looks like. In this way the exhibition shows how we contemplate nature and connect to landscapes, but it also engages to consider how a specific environment shapes our behaviour and imagination. It's a journey through space and time, a drift along the blurred line between practice and poetry.
With works by Thomas Bernardet, Elina Brotherus, Alina Cristea, Joëlle de La Casinière, Pieter Geenen, Philippe Herbet, Esther Johnson, Jacques Louis Nyst, Alain Paiement, Sébastien Reuzé, Meggy Rustamova, Satoru Toma, Philippe Van Damme, Jan Vromman.
This exhibition is a collaboration with Contretype - Centre pour la photographie contemporaine (4 a, Cité Fontainas, 1060, Bruxelles).