ddk.#2 BRUSSELS - BOZAR - 23.06.2016
DDK #1 BORN IN ANTWERP
© Carl de Keyzer
The first DDK took place at "Born in Antwerp".
The evening was moderated by Edie Peters, founder of PhotoQ, and journalist of the arts, Anna Luyten. Renowned Magnum photographer Carl De Keyzer discussed his publication "Cuba La Lucha". Dutch photographer Awoiska van der Molen expanded on her series of monochrome landscapes which were exhibited at Foam Amsterdam. Belgian photographers Jasper Leonard and Sanne De Wilde also discussed their work and upcoming projects. In addition to the artist talks, Joachim Naudts, curator and editor at FOMU Antwerp, discussed his exhibition "Braakland". Stijn Meuris, singer, author and philosopher performed an expressive spoken word column called “Beeldspraak” to end the evening.
The pitchers of the evening were Haryo Sukmawanto, Liza van der Stock and Sepp van Dun. The overal winner of the evening was Liza van der Stock.
Carl De Keyzer:
Carl De Keyzer is a Belgian photographer. His works have included subjects such as the collapse of Soviet Union and India. In 1994 he became a member of Magnum Photos. De Keyzer presented his work "Cuba la Lucha" this DDK in which he aimed to capture the changes affecting Cuba. He photographed the present contrasts of pictures of Che Guevara on the wall with new capitalist mentalities.
Awoiska van der Molen:
Dutch photographer Awoiska van der Molen studied at the photography department at the City University of New York. Her first monograph ‘Sequester’ came out in September 2014. She elaborated on this project for the very first DDK. The photographs were inspired by her wanting to experience loneliness, hence her journeys to far and, for the most part, idle places.
Jasper Leonard, a Belgian photographer, was named one of “Antwerps city photographers” in 2012. A few years later, in 2016, he released his first photo book “Antwerp Resized,” which he discussed at this DDK. He used this book to show Antwerp in a different light and did so by using tilt-shift lenses to capture the moments.
Sanne De Wilde:
Sanne De Wilde was born in Antwerp (Belgium) on the 15th of April 1987. She graduated in 2012 from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent in Master of Fine Arts with great distinction. For the first DDK, Sanne De Wilde discussed the photographs she took of the local grocery stores in Antwerp as part of her work for the Museum Aan de Stroom (MAS).