Summer of Photography Bozart Brussels Belgium 18-06-2014 – 31-08-2014

On the initiative of BOZAR, 35 partners have once again joined forces to establish an international platform for photography in Belgium. The 2014 edition of the Summer of Photography, a festival of international stature, will be the fifth. This year’s principal exhibition, Woman: The Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s at the Centre for Fine Arts, takes gender as its central theme. Together with its partners, BOZAR hopes, via this exhibition, to encourage debate on the position of men and women in society today; a number of organisations in the cultural and social sectors have decided to get involved. The same theme is also relevant to the exhibition of African women’s art, Where We’re At, and the projects The Belgian Six of The Word andKinderwunsch of Ana Casas, also at the Centre for Fine Arts.

For exact information events see : bozar.be

Paperwork: A Brief History of Artists’ Scrapbooks

Scrapbook

This is likely worth a visit, when you’re in or passing through London……

Title: Paperwork: A Brief History of Artists’ Scrapbooks

Where: ICA London

When: 1 Apr 2014 – 11 May 2014

What:

The scrapbook has long been used as a storehouse for memories — to preserve a lock of hair, a sentimental piece of correspondence, a magazine clipping, or a beloved snapshot. Finding a historical precedent in the 17th-century commonplace book, in which bits of scripture might be jotted down alongside literary quotations and recipes, the scrapbook evolved into a highly crafted visual record, a diary not just of thoughts, but also of things. Artists began to engage with the scrapbook in earnest in the postwar period, using the page as variously as the canvas, albeit on a smaller scale. As the title ‘Paperwork’ suggests, this display explores how contemporary artists have used the scrapbook to forge an intimate artistic identity, in opposition to the bureaucratic, administrative papers that provide official identification.

I’ve been doing this for years, but this is something else.

Featuring Brigid Berlin, William S. Burroughs & Brion Gysin, Jimmy De Sana, John Evans, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Isa Genzken, Al Hansen, Richard Hawkins, Geoffrey Hendricks, Ray Johnson & Brian Buczak, Leigh Ledare, Gerhard Richter, Jean-Michel Wicker, and Karin Schneider.

Let me know if it was worth the visit. Well, it should be anyhow, the ICA has a lot going on, any time. Pay them a visit.

http://www.ica.org.uk/