13.09.2018 17.02.2019

Stillleben, in der Fotografie der Gegenwart

Opening September 12, 2018

The exhibition Stillleben, in der Fotografie der Gegenwart showcases a genre that is currently being re-examined and re-appraised, namely the still-life. The re-appraisal is not so much about a nostalgic reference to a genre that was thought to have disappeared. On the contrary: artists working in the field of photography are currently radically scrutinising the still life as a means of expression. It is about disrupting prevailing image conventions and extracting a clearly delineated artistic alternative out of ostensibly antiquated styles and practices – with regard to both the space of the objects, the space of the images, and the space of photography itself.
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07.04 09.06.2018

Galerie Thomas Fischer, Berlin

Opening April 6, 2018

Dirk Braeckman’s third exhibition at Thomas Fischer includes a selection of works that stretches across several phases of the artist’s work into the present, showing the artist’s work as a coherent, large-scale oeuvre that cannot necessarily be located in any one, specific point in time, but, on the contrary, seems remote from time. Bringing together photographs taken at various points in time is essential to Dirk Braeckman’s exhibition practice. Unlike the framework of the Venice Biennale in 2017, where he dominated the Belgian Pavilion through a strictly balanced system of hanging, for Dirk Braeckman the exhibition context of the gallery is something like an open area of experimentation. (text: Maren Lübbke-Tidow)
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01.02 29.04.2018

Solo exhibition BOZAR, Brussels

Opening January 31, 2018

Dirk Braeckman was invited to the 57th Biennale di Venezia, where he showed a selection of monumental works in the Belgian pavilion. His black-and-white photographs convey a sense of stillness, and combine intimacy and distance to create a private, secluded world whose meaning remains undefined. For Bozar, Braeckman adapts the project to the architecture of Victor Horta. From Venice to Brussels, from one iconic interbellum building to another.
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01.02 29.04.2018

Solo exhibition M - Museum, Leuven

Opening February 1, 2018

Dirk Braeckman represented our country in 2017 during the 57th Venice Biennial. This exhibition now forms the basis for a double exhibition in M and in BOZAR. In M, Braeckman shows both new work made especially for the museum’s exhibition spaces, as well as more experimental and smaller work in series.
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13.05 26.11.2017

Belgian Pavilion - 57th international art exhibition La Biennale di Venezia

Flemish Minister Sven Gatz has commissioned Dirk Braeckman to represent Belgium at the 57th international art exhibition La Biennale di Venezia. The exhibition will be curated by Eva Wittocx, and it will be organized by M – Museum Leuven. The 57th Venice Biennale runs from 13 May until 26 November 2017.
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