‘Beyond the Document’ at Bozar

This latest exhibition brings together 14 photographers at the instigation of BOZAR and the photography museums of Antwerp and Charleroi. Together, they will examine the fine line that now separates documentary photography and fine art photography. The fact is that, since the 1980s, photography has been permanently elevated to the rank of art, but has never been so used in the vast stock of photo-journalism. This documentary and social veneer is brought out in art photographs which enhance the supporting document. Belgian photography does not escape this ambiguity between documentary framework and metaphoric and conceptual narration. Beyond the Document offers a unique snapshot, combining, in a single medium, objectivity and subjectivity, fiction and reality, report and concept, document and work of art.

Vincen Beeckman – Karin Borghouts – Thomas Chable – Bert Danckaert – Lara Dhondt – Gilbert Fastenaekens – Nick Hannes – Philippe Herbet – Jan Kempenaers – Chantal Maes – Christine Felten-Véronique Massinger – Arno Roncada – Herman van den Boom

Curators: Xavier Canonne (Musée de la Photographie à Charleroi); Pool Andries (FotoMuseum Antwerpen); Frank Vanhaecke (BOZAR EXPO)

Beyond the Document
Contemporary Belgian Photographers
Wednesday 29.06 > Sunday 25.09.2011
Centre for Fine Arts

Review on Knack.be

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Published in De Morgen, June 29, 2011

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Nick Hannes (°1974) is a photographer based in Antwerp, Belgium. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts KASK in Ghent, he worked for various media in Belgium and The Netherlands. Meanwhile he reported on social and political issues in the Balkans and the Middle East. In 2009 his first book ‘Red Journey’, a documentary about transition in the 15 former Soviet republics, was published by Lannoo. 'Mediterranean. The Continuity of Man', a documentary portrait of the Mediterranean region, follows in 2014. His latest book is 'Garden of Delight', a series that won the Magnum Photography Award 2017 and the Zeiss Photography Award 2018. Since 2008 Nick teaches documentary photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK/School of Arts) in Ghent. He is represented by Panos Pictures (London).
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