26 juni > 26 september 2021
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More (free) expos during your gallery walk

Stroll through the city and discover (free) photo exhibitions in art galleries. Choose the short or the long AntwerpPhoto walk (that also passes the FOMU, Antwerp’s premier photo museum). Or put together your own itinerary. Let the city scenery and even more stunning photography take you by surprise.

Combine a route along picture galleries and the FOMU with a visit to the AntwerpPhoto Festival and enjoy a full day of photographic highlights in Flanders’ leading photography city. Feel free to stop off at the AntwerpPhoto Café (in the Pilotage Building) for a sip and a nibble before or after your walk. 
Kozo Miyoshi - Tears of Heaven, fro See Saw, 1981, © Kozo Miyoshi, collection IBASHO.

IBASHO Gallery

Tolstraat 67
Open Thursday through Sunday 2-6pm.
More on the website of Ibasho Gallery

Walk in off the street and visit:

  • until 29 August: ‘Mizu’ / Mizu is the Japanese word for water, the central theme of this group exhibition. You’ll find a mix of contemporary work and vintage prints by the likes of Asako Narahashi, Albarrán Cabrera, Paul Cupido, Miho Kajioka and Mik Horie.
  • as of 2 September: Toshio Shibata / This photographer studied in Tokyo and Ghent and stayed in Belgium until 1979. This solo exhibition by Toshio Shibata primarily highlights his black & white pictures of Japanese landscapes.
Window, 2018 © Miriam Tölke

Stieglitz 19

Klapdorp 2
Open Thursday 2-6 pm, Friday-Saturday 1-6pm.
The expo will also be open on the following Saturdays: July 17, July 24 and July 31. The gallery is closed in August.
More on the website of Stieglitz 19

Walk in off the street and visit:

until 10 july: Collage! Collage! Collage! / ‘Collage! Collage! Collage!’ is a group exhibition combining new works of three visual artists: Vincent Delbrouk (BE), Miriam Tölke (DE) and Sarah Stone (UK).
The technique of collage allows artists to reconstruct the world which surrounds us, letting elements of abstraction and surrealism interfere on one surface. Provoking the viewer to curiously look, to discover. As Francesca Gavin famously wrote in “The Age of Collage” (2020), “we see more images than ever before, and collage is a way of making sense of that chaos”.

The book Sharon Stone by Vincent Delbrouck is for sale in the gallery or shop.

© Vivian Maier / Stephan Vanfleteren

Gallery FIFTY ONE

Zirkstraat 20
Open Tuesday-Saturday 1-6 pm.
The gallery will be closed from 18/07 until 23/08.
More on the website of Gallery FIFTY ONE

Walk in off the street and visit:

  • until 10 July: Vivian Maier and Stephan Vanfleteren / The expo ‘Capturing Life’ combines the work of Maier with that of Vanfleteren. Both photographers capture intransigent images and snapshots of people, their everyday activities and specific moments in their lives. Maier walked the streets of New York and Chicago in the mid-20th century. Her work wasn’t discovered until two years prior to her death, at age 81. Maier and Belgian photographer Stephan Vanfleteren share a special interest for people on the fringes of society. He perused his portfolio and came up with a selection of pictures that have a link with Maier’s work. Same themes, different era, different corners of the world.
  • As of 11 September: Bruno V. Roels / More details on the website in early September.
© William Klein

Gallery FIFTY ONE TOO

Hofstraat 2
Open Tuesday-Saturday 1-6 pm.
The gallery will be closed from 18/07 until 23/08.
More on the website of Gallery FIFTY ONE TOO

Walk in off the street and visit:

until 10 July: William Klein / In ‘Platinum’ you get to see nine special works by the famous enfant terrible (as a photographer, film maker, graphic designer and painter) of the American art world, William Klein. Discover several fashion pictures he made for Vogue, in excellent printing quality, with exceptional depth and definition.

Sunflowers © Karin Borghouts 2018 (after Vincent van Gogh)

Antiquariaat Rossaert

Nosestraat 7
Open Friday-Sunday 1-6pm.
More on the website of Ronny Van de Velde

Walk in off the street and visit:

until 26 September: Karin Borghouts / This photographer tracked Vincent van Gogh from his birthplace Zundert in the Netherlands to Auvers-sur-Oise in France for ‘Vincent was here’. She reconstructed more than 30 still lifes in picture form - from dark Brabant still lifes bathed in Rembrandtian light to colourful bouquets dating back to van Goghs southern period - thus exploring the boundaries between photography and the art of painting. The corresponding picture book is for sale at the gallery itself and at the AntwerpPhoto Shop in the Pilotage Building.

© Vincent Delbrouck / Issei Suda / Mous Lamrabat

FOMU

Antwerp’s largest and leading photography museum
Waalsekaai 47
Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm.
Book your ticket(s) / regular price €10 / or discount?

Book your ticket & time slot and visit:

  • Issei Suda / Issei Suda (1940-2019) is a household name in the Japanese world of photography. In a career spanning close to sixty years he built an idiosyncratic body of work with often surrealistic images. His visual language is characterised by square format compositions and black-and-white prints rich in contrast, as illustrated by this exhibition, ‘My Japan’. His lens casts everyday reality in an enchanting light.
  • ‘Re-Collect. The FOMU collects 2010-2020’ / The ‘Re-Collect’ exhibition takes the visitor on an associative stroll through a decade of additions to the museum’s collection. There are three central themes: Belgian photography, themes of international relevance and our past exhibitions. You’ll come across work by Vincent Delbrouck, Bieke Depoorter, Boris Mikhailov, Max Pinckers, Annemie Augustijns, David Claerbout, Jacques de Lalaing, Kimbei Kusakabe, Zanele Muholi and Dirk Braeckman to name but a few.
  • until 29 August: Mous Lamrabat / His pictures are absurd and surrealistic, sometimes subtly provocative but always colourful and frivolous. Lamrabat references icons from the world of fashion and juggles symbols from popular and North African culture. He creates a unique visual universe in which he combines traditional clothing with impressive attributes. ‘We gonna be alright’ immerses the viewer in this universe.
© Gohar Dashti, Untitled

Ingrid Deuss Gallery

Provinciestraat 11
Open Thursday-Saturday 2-6pm.
More on the website of Ingrid Deuss Gallery

Walk in off the street and visit:

until 4 September: ‘Blues’ / This group exhibition brings together seven photo artists: Julie van der Vaart (Belgium), Timo Lieber (UK), Erika Rodin (Sweden), Arash Fakhim (the Netherlands), Ivan Forde (US), Mika Horie (Japan) and Gohar Dashti (Iran). They explore the possibilities of the cyanotypes, a chemical printing technique that produces cyan blue prints, generally referred to as ‘blueprints’. Anna Atkins’ iconic picture book ‘Photographs of British Algae’: Cyanotype Impressions’, the first edition of which was published 170 years ago, is for sale in the gallery.

Combine a route along picture galleries and the FOMU with a visit to the AntwerpPhoto Festival and enjoy a full day of photographic highlights in Flanders’ leading photography city. Feel free to stop off at the AntwerpPhoto Café (in the Pilotage Building) for a sip and a nibble before or after your walk.

Short AntwerpPhoto-walk

    1. Pilotage Building

    2. Rossaert

    3. Gallery FIFTY ONE

    4. Gallery FIFTY ONE TOO

    5. Stieglitz 19

    6. Pilotage Building

Long AntwerpPhoto-walk

1. Pilotage Building

2. Rossaert

3. Gallery FIFTY ONE

4. Gallery FIFTY ONE TOO

5. FOMU

6. Ibasho Gallery

7. Stieglitz 19

8. Pilotage Building

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