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Programma:

17-jun.-2016 - 28-aug.-2016

„Cities and (Velo)cities“ Exhibition of Contemporary Photography of the Visegrad Group

Czech Centre Brussels, Polish Cultural Institute in Brussels and Balassi Institute in Brussels are jointly preparing an exhibition of contemporary photographs from Visegrad countries at the biennial Summer of Photography. The parties involved in the project are: a contemporary art gallery and curators - Václav Jánoščík (curator) and Lucie Drdová (gallerist) representing the Czech Republic and Slovak photographers, Monika Szewczyk (curator) representing Poland and Zsofia Faur (gallerist) representing Hungary. The exhibition will be part of the Czech Presidency of the Visegrad Group and is organized under the patronage of all four Ambassadors in Belgium. Opening of the exhibition will be held on 17th June at 6 pm and the exhibition will continue until the end of August 2016. There will also be a guided tour with the curators on Saturday 18th June from 3pm and photography workshop with Maciej Jeziorek on 19th June from 1pm to 5:30pm.

Summer of Photography is a biennial of photography organized by the Centre for Fine Arts BOZAR and in cooperation with other partners, such as institutions and individuals throughout the whole Belgium. It includes exhibitions, installations, lectures and happenings with a common topic, the aim is to promote the contemporary European photography. Summer of Photography attracts an international audience of both laymen and professionals with its extensive program and is the largest exhibition of photography in Brussels. The topic chosen in 2016 is "Urban Vibes" - introducing different ways of coexistence in cities in current global and virtual world and the key role of public space in nowadays’ urban society.

The exhibition "Cities and (Velo)cities" will be part of the biennale. It tries to describe the city life behind the scenes of streets and houses – the space of movement, passing, time and speed (velocity). This rhythm makes each city specific, historically significant and productive environment on one side, but unsustainable in long-term and susceptible to consumer society on the other side. It is this speed (velocity), which we enter and tune to its daily vibes; it sets the rhythm of our lives and at the same time allows us to participate in it, remodel and thus help to create the city itself.

The exhibition aims not only to illustrate, but also to observe these speeds. The first section presents the basic idea of time and movement in urban space in the art works of Hungarian artists. The second section analyzes the problems of contemporary urban conditions in art works of the Czech and Slovak artists who are trying to critically respond to problems of urban environment and its speed. The third section focuses on the vision and future of the city using social media and digital photos in art works of Polish artists.

Lucie Drdová

Monika Szewczyk

Zsofia Faur

More detailed description of the exhibition can be found on the project’s website.

More information:

When: Opening of the exhibition will be held on 17th June at 6 pm and the exhibition will be ongoing until the end of August 2016. There will also be a guided tour with the curators on Saturday 18th June from 3pm and photography workshop with Maciej Jeziorek on 19th June from 1pm to 5:30pm.

Where: the cultural centre De Markten, Oude Graanmark 5, 1000 Brussels

photo: Jan Maštěra

 

                 

Plaats:

De Markten, Oude Graanmark 5, 1000 Brussels

Datum:

Van: 17-jun.-2016
T/m: 28-aug.-2016

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In samenwerking met het Tsjechisch Centrum


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