PhotoBrussels Festival 03
“Is the city still a dream?”
opening / Thursday 15 November 2018 / 18:30 – 21:30
exhibition / 16 November – 20 December 2018 / Tuesday - Saturday / 12:00-18:00
The third edition of the 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 artists 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 Seung Hoon.
Conferences, a photo studio, animations, extramural exhibitions and much more make PBF03 the great photo event at the end of 2018.
Yes, the city is still the dream, as the photographers clearly show! Let us get carried away in their dream…"
Delphine Dumont, co-founder of PhotoBrussels Festival and director of Hangar.
PhotoBrussels Festival is a selection of Belgian and international artists, young emerging talents and established photographers, which shows what contemporary photography has to say about its age, problems and aspirations.
06.12 - 20.12.2018
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by students in the programme for the Master’s Degree in Photography: Marjolaine Abaléa, Henri Doyen, Benoit Jacquemin, Léa Cuadrado, Ariane De La Bâtie, Bruno Oliveira, Maxime Rouchet, Santiago Martinez.
PhotoBrussels Festival reaches out to the Châtelain neighbourhood and Brussels. The festival includes the participation of galleries and cultural centres in its "Parcours PBF 03".
More information: www.photobrusselsfestival.com