ddk.#2 BRUSSELS - BOZAR - 23.06.2016
DDK #15 CONCERTGEBOUW BRUGGE
© Koos Breukel
On the 21st of December De Donkerste Kamer took place at Concertgebouw in Brugge.
The headliner of the evening was top artist Dirk Braeckman. He spoke about his latest projects. Braeckman was accompanied by Bieke Depoorter. She discussed her solo show in Fomu. Furthermore, the Dutch photographer Bastiaan Woudt presented his portrait work and Bruno V. Roels talked about his latest book. Finally, music was performed by Liesa Van der Aa.
The past 30 years, Dirk Braeckman has spent his time developing an impressive portfolio. Working with the medium of photography, he occupies a distinctive place within the visual arts. Braeckman has taken part in numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally. In 2017, he represented Belgium at the 57th Venice Biennale. He has had solo shows at LE BAL (Paris), De Pont (Tilburg), De Appel (Amsterdam), S.M.A.K. (Ghent) and many other places. Braeckman's works are part of important private and public collections around the world and there are also several publications on his artistic practice and oeuvre.
Belgian photographer Bieke Depoorter studied in Gent at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. At 25 years old she was the youngest photographer to be nominated for Magnum photography. This DDK, Depoorter discussed her first solo show in FOMU - Fotomuseum Antwerp. In five recent projects - some still in full development - she invariably questions her own position as a photographer and outsider.
After starting his own photography practice from scratch a mere five years ago, he has developed into a photographer with his own distinct signature style – abstract yet sharp, with a strong focus on detail. Through a sophisticated use of both camera and post-production techniques, he gives his own graphic and wholly contemporary twist to the classical.
Bruno V. Roels:
Ghent-based photographer Bruno Roels divides his time between writing and photographing. He considers the act of printing as important as the act of photographing itself. He is looking for poetry, and photographic truth, in sequences and fluctuations. Details in his photographs may become lead motives in bigger compositions, and obvious subject matter is reduced to abstract information through numerous reiterations.