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Artist News: Dirk Braeckman to represent Belgium at the 57th Venice Biennale

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"My photos are like unexploded bombs, charged and full of pent-up energy"
-Dirk Braeckman
Dirk Braeckman, 27.1 / 21.7 / 045 / 2014, 2014. Courtesy of Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp.

Dirk Braeckman, 27.1 / 21.7 / 045 / 2014, 2014. Courtesy of Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp.

Dirk Braeckman: “Participating in the Venice Biennale feels like a victory for Belgian photography, which has never had a broad international platform within the visual arts. Nowadays, everyone is capable of taking good photographs and people are only really interested in the end results. I oppose this trend by emphasizing a process-centered exploration. My photos are like unexploded bombs, charged and full of pent-up energy.”

Dirk Braeckman will represent Belgium at the 57th Venice Biennale. His exhibition in the Belgian pavilion at Giardini will be curated by Eva Wittocx, with M - Museum Leuven as the organizing institution. After past editions featuring artists like Vincent Meessen, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Angel Vergara, Jef Geys, Éric Duyckaerts and Honoré d’O, Flemish Minister for Culture Sven Gatz has decided that Dirk Braeckman will now occupy the international stage in Venice.

In his enigmatic photographs, Dirk Braeckman creates a closed, isolated world in which tactility and texture, distance and intimacy are combined. His monumental photographs tell us nothing, yet they suggest entire stories. Braeckman reflects on the photographic image and challenges the medium’s illusions. He experiments in his creative process with different textures and materials, and explores effects such as over and under-exposure through a variety of printing techniques. Braeckman’s images transcend the moment of capture and reach beyond their frame. He finds the subjects for his photographic work in his immediate vicinity—often undefined places or spaces, preferably interior views.

Dirk Braeckman will create a new set of monumental photographs for the Biennale, tailoring their presentation to the architecture of the Belgian Pavilion. His selection of intriguing pictures will respond to the mass production and consumption of images. Pictures and slogans constantly demand our attention nowadays, whether on television, the internet or in the public space. Dirk Braeckman and curator Eva Wittocx will endeavor to create a sense of tranquillity in the Belgian pavilion, allowing visitors to focus their full attention on the images.

The new body of works that Braeckman is making for Venice will be presented in early 2018 at a double show at BOZAR in Brussels and M - Museum in Leuven.


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Exhibition Review, LA Times: Photography that likes to break the rules

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Our exhibition Her First Meteorite: Volume 2 was reviewed by Leah Ollman for the LA Times this morning. 

Ken Graves,  A Prolonged Childhood , unique photo collage, c. 1990

Ken Graves, A Prolonged Childhood, unique photo collage, c. 1990

"Ever since the earliest photographic technologies, bushwhackers have willfully deviated from marked trails, but never, it seems, have more renegades tweaked convention than in the past decade or two. " - Leah Ollman

Read the rest of the review on LA Times.com

Source: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/...

LE BAL Highlights Dirk Braeckman's book "Sisyphe" this holiday season

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LE BAL has included Dirk Braeckman's book Sisyphe in their 2015 LE BAL holiday packs. 

LE BAL: One of the most poetic books of BAL, Sisyphe by Dirk Braeckman, series of 32 images published for the first time by LE BAL in full accompanied by a text by Samuel Beckett, has enigmatic fragments of a gallant scene. It is an ideal gift from LE BAL to your loved ones.
 

Sisyphe Pack
Sisyphe by Dirk Braeckman
Friend Gift Card to BAL (for 80 / $87.27)
BAL Black tote bag
€99 / $108

Duo 2 Pack
Sisyphe by Dirk Braeckman
Dust by David Campany
BAL Black tote bag
€59 / $64.36

Purchase the Sisyphe Pack HERE and the Duo 2 Pack HERE.

Source: http://www.lebalbooks.com/

Art Daily: Exhibition of Processed-based Photographs opens at ROSEGALLERY

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Art Daily highlights our exhibition Her First Meteorite: Volume 2 on Sunday, December 13, 2015.

Dirk Braeckman, born in Eeklo, Belgium, was educated at the Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent, with a focus in photography and film.

Dirk Braeckman, born in Eeklo, Belgium, was educated at the Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent, with a focus in photography and film.

SANTA MONICA, CA.ROSEGALLERY presents the second installment of Her First Meteorite. A selection of process based photographs that feature the work of seven artists: Dirk Braeckman, James Gallagher, Melinda Gibson, Ken Graves, Yoko Kanayama, Summer Mann and Sebastian Riemer, accompanied by a selection of Civil War tintypes. The exhibition is on view from 12 December 2015 through 13 February 2016. 

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Source: http://artdaily.com/news/83603/Exhibition-...