“The Poetics of Politics – The Bucharest School of Photography” at Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels

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“The Poetics of Politics – The Bucharest College of Images,” curated by the Belgian artwork critic/curator Sam Steverlynck, is a two-part exhibition that takes place at Harlan Levey Initiatives in Brussels, Belgium and Artwork Encounters in Timișoara, Romania inside the framework of Timișoara 2023, European Capital of Tradition.  

The exhibition unites the work of three Romanian photographers (Michele Bressan, b 1980; Dani Ghercā, b 1988; and Nicu Ilfoveanu, b 1975) who all graduated from the Academy of Tremendous Arts in Bucharest, the place twoof them are at the moment lecturers. Having grown up within the aftermath of the 1989 revolution, their practices are united by a sure cautiousness in direction of a story oriented use of pictures, and a meta-reflexive approach of coping with the medium of pictures. Adhering to a conceptual strategy quite than a documentary one, every displays on a interval of financial, social, and technological transition, experimenting with completely different presentation modes in hopes of overcoming the constraints of the nonetheless picture and stretching its potentiality. Although their shared place is just not politically outspoken, their gaze bears a political dimension which is mirrored in visible languages which can be at instances experimental, aesthetic, and poetic. 

Curated by
Sam Steverlynck

at Harlan Levey Initiatives, Brussels
till July 15, 2023

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