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BODY MAPS

Synopsis

The skin does not lie: it’s a person’s age map; it’s the paper where his choices, failures, passions, fears are written on. The body defines ourselves, it stratifies and heals passing of time under veils, blankets and hidings. As the trunk to the trees.
As the paper to the book: it changes, it is crumpled or turns thin and transparent, defining - thanks to Ingrid De Kok’s words - the map of a weathered body.

Take it, trace it, map it

Remember

In every phase of life, the essence is different. But what is the essence of life when you grow older? When you pass a certain age which seems to be a signal for society to move you to its fringes? At the same time, you still have the desire to be seen, to be recognized by that same society. For what you are. For who you are.

Do you hide your real age (if needed by cosmetic interventions), do you accept or do you even fight these (unwritten) rules of society. Body maps is Lansink’s visual interpretation of this ambivalence showing compassion for women in this later stage of life. When aging and the visible traces of life are evident. Do you hide these traces and scars or do you show and cherish them as memories of life?

Lansink interconnects these very feminine images with a close-up of traces from Mother Nature where human intervention has left a deep impact. Contemplating if we better not intervene with these natural processes of aging but instead show respect and embrace its outcome.

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BLUES

 

OPENING JULY 9 ( 2 – 9 pm )

 

EXPO July 9 – September 4

During Antwerp Photo I will have a group exhibition curated by Joost Vandebrug that brings together seven pioneering artists  who each explore in their original and uncompromising way the historic photographic process of Cyanotypes.

ARTISTS:

 

Gohar Dashti, Iran. Dashti’s experience of the Iran-Iraq war weighs on her artistic work. Her cyanotypes in this exhibition are of organic material that she destroyed and fractured before photographing it, therefore commenting on the beauty of the natural world while also acknowledging the damaging effects humans can have on it.

 

Mika Horie, Japan. Horie’s delicate and intimate cyanotypes are exposed by the sun on paper that she makes herself from the bark of the locally sourced Gampi tree, in her native village in Japan. Her work is a spectacle of mountain-scapes, foliage, and near-forgotten villages.

 

Ivan Forde, United States. Through his work, Ivan retells stories from epic poetry, casting himself as every character to reflect on migration, memory, and homeland. Forde’s cyanotypes/mixed media works in this exhibition draw heavily from his own family history in Guyana, specifically, the fascinating history of Buxton, his grandmother’s hometown.

 

Arash Fakhim, Netherlands. Fakhim uses cyanotypes to create installations that live in their own world, far from the conventional assumptions that this technique is often associated with. His works shows echoes and traces that were left by objects while exposing cyanotypes in the sun.

 

Erika Rodin, Sweden. Reconstructing her own identity and heritage by the use of cyanotypes. Rodin photographic objects consist of meticulously selected pieces of blue Heartwood from her family forest in Sweden. The wood is coated and exposed to sunlight, revealing a personal journey into memory.

 

Timo Lieber, united kingdom. Lieber is using the cyanotype process to chart the metamorphosis of melting ice. The physicality of the ice crystals melting on the surface of the paper leaves traces of its presence.

Lieber’s cyanotypes are a testament to his commitment to capturing what is lost -what will never be again.

 

Julie van der Vaart, Belgium. Julie’s work is strongly rooted in experimental and historic photographic techniques. Her photographs show intimate encounters with human forms, presented like precious relics. Her cyanotypes in this exhibition are printed on fabric.

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A must see ! : Saturday March 13th opens the exhibition “ 1078 Blue Skies , 4432 days “ Anton Kusters

The Blue Skies Project is an installation of 1078 original peel-apart instant film images of blue skies by Anton Kusters, accompanied by a 13-year real time tracking audio piece by Ruben Samama.

The images were made during a five year journey to the last known location of every former Nazi Germany concentration camp. 1078 official concentration camps existed throughout Europe during the Nazi rule in Germany from 1933 to 1945.

The generative sound piece spans 4432 days and gives a single tone, a voice, to every known victim, in real time, retracing the actual timeline from the opening of the first concentration camp to the closing of the last one.

The Blue Skies Project is curated by Monica Allende

Sound artist Ruben Samama

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Vulnerable Dimensions II - Sofie Middernacht | Maarten Alexander

Welcome to the Ingrid Deuss Gallery

Vulnerable Dimensions II - Sofie Middernacht | Maarten Alexander

E.K.T.I.N - Marianna Rothen

Pieces - Karel Fonteyne

The Transformation - Veronika Pot

Agitation - Isabel Miquel Arques

Vulnerable Dimensions II - Sofie Middernacht | Maarten Alexander

Vulnerable Dimensions II - Sofie Middernacht | Maarten Alexander

20 Years - Frieke Janssens

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