Barbara Debeuckelaere & Mostafa Saifi Rahmouni
From January 16th to February 12th 2022
EXHIBITION CONCEPT by Yuna Mathieu-Chovet
Barbara Debeuckelaere approaches photography through the singular prism of documentary mixed with fiction. She disrupts the codes of this classical writing by hybridizing it, thanks to found images or cinematographic staging. As former journalist, she analyzes the violence of cultural and social practices, of which she reveals the complexity of the political subtext.
In the practice of Mostafa Saifi Rahmouni, photography occupies an important place as revealer of unacknowledged violence. This medium adheres to his instinctive process, allowing him to produce images that are minimal and loaded with an intense part of poetry and mystery. He explores the roots of fragments of everyday life, exposing their cultural, social and political value.
These two artists use photography in a differentiated way, adapting it to their modus operandi and both endeavoring to explore, highlight and share with the viewer the intensity and relevance of social, cultural and political questions, embracing the imprints of this violence, both physical and symbolic.
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