Exhibition – Stories of places and spaces, bodies and ties


10:00pm - 10:00pm

The exhibition is on view at Arendt House until the 31 August 2016 : Monday to Friday: from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ;  Saturday, Sunday and holidays: from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Each photograph hides multiple stories, those which lie at the origin of the image, those which can refer to it, but also those which are constructed from it. The photograph is thus not just a recording of the real at a given moment, but increasingly a construct of realities and fictions that feed our imagination.

And there are a thousand ways of telling a story, of describing a situation, of evoking a place or making a body speak. Since the 1980s, photography has gone beyond its capacity as a recording mechanism. The artist-photographer explores other registers of the image; like a painter or a sculptor he explores the power of matter and form. By opening its field to other artistic expressions such as literature, theatre, cinema or dance, the photograph succeeds in bringing together the photographic and the artistic. That is the case for the female artists selected for this second Arendt House exhibition.

The exhibition gathers together six women from different generations who are working in different contemporary styles: Anne-Lise Broyer, Corinne Mercadier, Katrien de Blauwer, Isabel Muñoz, Claudia Huidobro and Catherine Poncin. Even if there are no direct links between these photographers, they all share a certain poetic force and an offbeat way of approaching reality. They proved to be a compelling choice due to their great qualities of form and to the originality of the themes they treated.

The six women artists brought together by this exhibition, which privileges works in black and white, have an organic and dynamic vision of the photograph. Each in her own way, they create images into which we can project ourselves by pursuing the potential narrative thread that each image unleashes.

Read more about each artist onher dedicated page