Exhibitions at Stieglitz19
5 days, 12 artists, the best in Chinese Contemporary Photography
They sing like raindrops or leave me Thirsty
The Soho described by Robert Louis Stevenson in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde as ‘a district of some city in a nightmare’ is dramatically different to the one discovered in 2011 by renowned Swedish photographer Anders Petersen. As part of a series of off-site artist commissions supported by Bloomberg, Petersen was invited by The Photographers’ Gallery to undertake a four-week residency in the bubbling creative underbelly of London. Turning his direct and unflinch… more
january 26th - march 3th
opening january 26th , 7.30 pm
We see in Bert Danckaert’s work a strangely familiar universe: that of the unremarkable, undistinguished places in which all of us spend so much of our lives, places we pass through without giving them any notice, spaces that are just trajectories, parts of a line connecting one place with another. Places, in short, that define our lives and that of so many other people in the urbanized world.
John Humble (1944) lives for over 30 years in Los Angeles , and has made over that period of time an extrodinary series : LA Landscape, a series which has been shown at the J. Paul Getty Museum. These images, taken with a large scale camera , placed on his VW van show images from the outskirts of LA, in vivid colours with an extrodinary composition.
Following to this exhibition, John Humble has made a roadtrip throughout the US, documenting the interior of the US , we see crossroads in abandone… more
Kumi OguroNew works 8/9 - 14/10 Opening 8 september 17hBy attaching a small glass plate in front of a digital (video)camera, this apparatus goes back, in terms of atmosphere, to the pioneer phase of image making. Already for a long time Kumi Oguro is fascinated by the expressive potential of the unsharpness, especially in her portraits that were realized with a simple camera obscura (pinhole camera). Also in the video piece ‘Poor Little Creatures’ this subjectivity dominates and the … more
Jessica Backhausone day in november12 may - 17 juneJessica Backhaus was born in Cuxhaven, Germany in 1970. At the age of sixteen, she moved to Paris where she studied photography and visual communications. Here she would meet Gisele Freund in 1992, who became her mentor and close friend.In 1995 her passion for photography drew her to New York, where she started assisting photographers and pursued her own projects. Since then her work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, includi… more
The images of Lara Gasparotto are raw, inexpected, full of colour. They show us the daily life of a new generation of young people , full of dreams and desires. The images present themselves as they are, you like them or not. They do not need any manual to know what they are about, anybody can find in these images their own dreams and sensations. We see people waking up in strange places , a sudden glance one does not forget, a stroke of light on the naked bodies.We see glimpses of the extraord… more
UN BUILDINGBen Murphyexhibition : 21/1 - 26/2opening : 21/1 4 pmBritish Photographer Ben Murphy was determined to get inside the UN building, prior to the major renovation of the building in 2007. Over a period of 15 months, Murphy worked his way around the building, taking photographs on 5x4 and 6x7 plate camera. In more than 100 photographs, Murphy has managed to capture what he calls ‘a certain melancholic beauty’. Architectururally speaking, the building bears the heavy imprint o… more
DEPTH OF FIELD, Contemporary Photography from BelgiumCharlotte Lybeer, Bert Danckaert, Jimmy Kets, Arno Roncada, Lara Gasparotto, Francois GoffinStieglitz19 Antwerp, Klapdorp 2, Belgium : 19 November - 24 December 20113 Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing : 3 December 2011 - 6 January 2012The exhibition “Depth of Field” is an overview of the most talented young Photographers from Belgian at the moment, a show previously shown at the Guangdong Museum of Arts in Guangzhou, and now … more
Chinese Spring #1Chenman - 223 - DaweiThe exposition “Chinese Spring # 1” is the first show that shows an overview of the vibrant artistic Photography scene in present Beijing. These 3 Photographers, grown up in the Eighties are the role models for a complete new generation of young adolescents and artists of this New China in transformation.223 shows works of his series “My private Broadway”, a publication he made in Guangzhou that shows a very individualistic approach o… more
Jimmy KetsShot in FlandersOpening May 6th 7 pm in presence of the artist6 may - 5 june I have been fascinated by American culture for a very long time, but for some time I wanted to make something in Flanders. So I started to drive around without any particular goal , making pictures and finding the most interesting angle. After some time, I noticed how much American influences are present in Flanders. It was somehow sad but also very human . All these American symbols , had something surreal a… more
My very first days in these communal apartments in St Petersburg were absolutely perplexing, and I realised it would take me several stays and an inside contact to get to the bottom of these weird, closed-off environments.Over several years I photographed the place and the daily life of the residents – and especially of Natacha, who set the rhythm of my visits. Implicitly, and without my realising it, she became the main strand in my narrative and in my desire to be there and stay there. S… more
Francois GoffinBEVEL - Les Choses SimplesOpening january 21th 19.30 h in presence of the artistIn Wallonia, François Goffin might well be considered one of the most innovative young photographers of his generation. On display is his latest series “Bevel” in black and white, and the series “Les Choses Simples”, a series from which he gained renown as well as a book, published by Yellow Now. Both collections give us a new perspective of apparently common experiences… more
The Mad Photographer Johan Swinnen
The photographer takes us with him, to Dhaka, and the outskirts of this frenetic, overpopulated city so that we can share the daily life of those that his camera has met. He crosses the city , passing the many marketplaces, the universities , the on-minute-photographers, the craft workshops, ship breaking yards, the bars , and parks.more
John Humble's super-saturated photographs give gorgeous visual form to the unnatural beauty of Los Angeles. He depicts the sprawling city as a vast spider web of power lines, railway and streets. In this network of electricity, steel and concrete, people are trapped like helpless insects.
But Humble's crystal-clear pictures are not one-dimensional critiques of L.A.'s inhuman artificiality. Neither are they giddy celebrations of sunshine, stardom and seduction. They reflect, instead a deep embi… more
During our lifetime we spend many years traveling. In fact we travel more times than ever before in history due to the opportunities that modern mobility offers us. We pass public spaces and we encouter everyday things as we do so. Many of the time we tend not to notice them. People, trains , trees, shop windows to name a few exemples. These are details we often pay no attention to. But German Photographer Thomas Wunsch does. It is the inconspicious detail he turns his attention to : an ashtray … more
Aurore Valade : "Interiors with Figures"
At first sight, the images of Aurore Valade are an overkill of colour and figures. There is an explosion of colours and a great variety of figures.
The theme "interiors with figures" is a theme well known in the painting of the 17th and the 18th century. The theme is rather bizarre , since one sometimes did not know if one should concentrate on the figures or on the interiors.
Take for exemple the pictures of Vermeer or Velasquez. Aurore valade wants t… more
Yang Junpo is considered as the master of black and white photography in the new megapolis Shenzhen . His work has been discovered at the PingYao Photofestival. His series Lolita in Shenzhen depicts his interpretation of the ideal woman in the streets of the megapolis Shenzhen. Like the Winogrand series Woman , he was in search of the unspoiled moments of Chinese Woman, their ideal world, the uncommon reality . Woman on the streets ,in street beauty parlours,
rushing to go to their job or pos… more