Guinnes Frateur: Light Processing (v.1), 2022, 2022, ABACUS, Ingrid Deuss Gallery
What happens when you invite one of the artists you represent to curate an exhibition for your gallery? Ingrid Deuss Gallery in Antwerp asked the Dutch photographer, film and documentary maker Joost Vandebrug to compose an exhibition, which will be on view in the gallery until 10 September. Vandebrug invited eight photographers from six different countries to show their work.
Cyril Manzini, Reflection of a dream, 2017, 2022, Ingrid Deuss Gallery
The central starting point of the exhibition is the abacus, the famous calculating device that has been used in civilizations around the world for millennia — and is considered to be the precursor of the calculator and the computer. In this exhibition, the abacus symbolises the world between historical analog systems and contemporary digitisation, a useful metaphor for the practice of many contemporary photographers who occasionally appropriate the best of both worlds and who often work with one foot outside of the medium. They are truly artists, who make use of remarkable techniques.
Anais Boudot: Untitled #9, 2022, Ingrid Deuss Gallery
In this exhibition, the French photographer Cyril Manzini shows an original Fresson print, a unique technique that is only used in one lab worldwide: the lab of the fourth-generation descendants of the original inventor, Théodore-Henri Fresson. Anais Boudot, a French photographer, is known for her glass plate photography and her penchant for technical experimentation, which is preceded by extensive research. She is particularly interested in the limits of the visible.
Guinnes Frateur: Concrete Exposure XI, 2022, 2022, Ingrid Deuss Gallery
The Belgian artist Guinness Frateur explores the image as an object, which is reflected in the way his work is presented in the exhibition. The pedestals on show are handmade by the artist and add to your experience of the work. The horizontal presentation of the work also refers to the development phase in the darkroom. Frateur does not always fixate his works, which means that they remain subject to change and transformation.
The exhibition also includes various pieces by Margaret Lansink, Henri van Noordenburg, Camille Rouzaud, Inge Schoutsen and the artist duo Albarrán Cabrera.
Henri van Noordenburg: Composition LX, 2022, Ingrid Deuss Gallery