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Samuel Gratacap / Empire

Les Chiroux, Centre culturel, Liège, Belgium

From September 14th to October 19th

EMPIRE is the first major exhibition of the photographer Samuel Gratacap, produced and displayed by LE BAL in Paris in 2015. Result of an investigation and immersion work conducted by the artist between 2012 and 2014, the exhibition traces, through photographs and films, the portrait of the Choucha refugee camp in Tunisia and those who occupied it.

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Labanque, Béthune

From 8th September 2018 to 10th February 2019

The exhibition Vertiges presented at the next academic year at Labanque – Béthune centre of visual arts production and distribution located in the rehabilitated site of the former Banque de France – is the third time of La Traversée des inquiétudes, a trilogy imagined by Léa Bismuth, freely adapted from the thought of Georges Bataille.

Noémie Goudal / Stations

Fotografiska, Stockholm, Suède

Noémie Goudal

From September 6th to November 18th

The creative process has always flown naturally for Noémie Goudal (born in 1984), and how she creates…
With a singularly personal layering technique using a spectrum of perspectives, this French artist, active in photography, sculpture, installation and film, builds up her narratives, both figuratively and literally. Narratives which challenge you, the viewer, to interpret and respond to.

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Kasteel Wijlre estate, Netherlands

Noémie Goudal

From July 05th to November 18th

Artist Noémie Goudal is part of the international group exhibition Traces presented by Kasteel Wijlre estate in collaboration with Lismore Castle Arts.  With works by 10 contemporary artists, whose contributions are interwoven with artworks from the (former) collection of Jo and Marlies Eyck, Traces explores relationship between art and nature. The exhibition is presented in the Hedge House, the Coach House and the Garden at Kasteel Wijlre, The Netherlands. With : Jean-Marc Bustamante – Alan Butler – Ger van Elk – Anne-Charlotte Finel – Michel François – Noémie Goudal – Martin Healy – Siobhán Hapaska – Tony Matelli – Giuseppe Penone – Diana Scherer – Thomas Trum – Sanne Vaassen – Michael John Whelan.

Curators : Paul McAree and Brigitte Bloksma

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Corps à Corps

Villa domergue, Cannes

Laia Abril

From July 05th to September 23rd

Laia Abril is taking part this summer of the exhibition Corps à Corps  at Villa Domergue in Cannes. In creating the Parisienne (this willowy woman with fine lips and elongated neck) in the 1920s, the painter Jean Gabriel Domergue popularized a representation of the female body. Thus the paintings of Villa Domergue testify to the artist’s view of the woman of his time.

Paulien Oltheten / Prix découverte 2018

Les Rencontres de la photographie, Arles

Paulien Oltheten

From 2nd july to 23rd september 2018

With the support of the Netherlands Embassy

In The Exception and the Rule (1930), author and dramatist Bertolt Brecht writes: “Observe the conduct of these people closely: find it estranging even if not very strange, hard to explain even if it is the custom, hard to understand even if it is the rule.” Paulien Oltheten’s photos, performances, and videos explore what is common and extraordinary about human behavior in public places. She goes to parks, plazas, and the streets of big cities for direct observation, finding unique activity, repetitive gestures, odd objects, or design elements there. She then connects these events, creating a narrative formalized in words, and still and moving images. Straddling fiction and documentary, found objects and found characters are staged, with a solid dose of humor, to reveal the links between things and human behavior.
Marta Ponsa

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ANTWERP PHOTO, International Photography Festival, Belgium

Katrien De Blauwer

From 24th June to 30th September

Iconobelge showcases work by more than 30 Belgian photographers, featuring Carl De Keyzer, Stephan Vanfleteren, Bieke Depoorter, Harry Gruyaert and Nick Hannes, and is curated by Kaat Celis. The photographers are exhibiting their work together for the very first time, and have selected work from their portfolio based on the iconic value of the image. Established artists side by side with up-and-coming talents, from all corners of Belgium, creating a unique photographic puzzle.

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Festival Photo La Gacilly La Terre en Questions

La Gacilly, Morbihan, Bretagne

Karen Knorr

From June 2nd to September 30th 2018

Karen Knorr will be part of the 15th edition of the La Gacilly Photo Festival, which will focus on the Earth and the animal world whose the balance is threatened.

150 ans d’art au Réattu

Musée Réattu, Arles

Corinne Mercadier

From february 17th to december 30th 2018

Dans le cadre des 150 ans d’ouverture du musée Réattu, la ville d’Arles devient un sujet photographique à part entière, un terrain de jeu que de nombreux photographes ont arpenté, comme Corinne Mercadier et ses séries poétiques sur les lieux ses plus singuliers.