Dirk Braeckman: 57th Venice Biennial
Belgian photographer Dirk Braeckman (born 1958) represents his country during de Venice Biennial of 2017. This book is the catalogue of the exhibition at the Belgian pavilion.
Dirk Braeckman’s work brings stillness to today’s steady tide of images. Working with analogue photography, he explores the boundaries of his medium and challenges photographic conventions. His chosen subjects are recognizable, yet flirt with representation, abstraction and the reality of what is shown. Dirk Braeckman creates images with a special charge, which withhold as well as divulge information, giving them the power to hold the viewer’s gaze.
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