Fifty One Fine Art Photography participates at FotoFever Brussels
4th till 7th October 2012
Tour & Taxis, Brussels
Fifty One Fine Art Photography is pleased to announce to take part in Fotofever. After a first edition in Paris, Fotofever is ready to conquer the Tour&Taxis site in Brussels. The art fair for contemporary photography will be held from 4 till 7 October 2012 and offers five thousand square meters of galleries, photo institutions, collectors and publishers from all over Europe.
Fotofever arose from the desire to create an international platform for photography. It shows photography in the broadest sense of the term and also displays video art. Fotofever drives to discover. The fair aims to stimulate the relationship between a curious audience and the gallery owners’ passion. It is a place where interaction and revelation are brought to their fullest extent. Fifty One Fine Art Photography is eager to accept this challenge.
Fifty One Fine Art Photography exhibits work of the renowned American artist Saul Leiter. The 88-year-old photographer and painter confirmed his mastership during the past year with a successful exhibition at the Musée de L’Elysée in Lausanne and retrospectives at the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam and the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg. Fifty One Fine Art Photography linked his colourful gouaches to his street photography in the exposition ‘Photographs and works on paper’ and proved that both media formats go hand in hand.
Contemporary artist William Klein is multidisciplinary as well. In his images he combines his passion for photography, painting and graphics. During Fotofever Fifty One Fine Art Photography presents photos of Klein, who is considered to be one of the most significant photographers of the 21th century. His work is currently on show at Tate Modern in London.
The street and studio portraits of the Belgian photographer Jacques Sonck bear resemblance to fashion photographs in avant-garde magazines. He picks expressive and extroverted models and searches for certain archetypes. The black and white images exude an exceptional attitude and contain a documentary character. Malick Sidibé and Seydou Keïta, both prominent in African studio- and street photography, are represented as well.
Christopher Thomas (Germany) defines with ‘Venice in Solitude‘ a silent, abandoned metropolis, like the city is holding its breath. The series embraces the essence of the city and is a portrait in the purest form. The photographs wallow in a nostalgic feeling but contain simultaneously a ghostly and uncanny character. Whereas the city plays the leading role in Christopher Thomas‘ pictures, Yamamoto Masao (Japan) returns with his new series ‘Shizuka=Cleanse‘ to the forest. ‘Shizuka‘ signifies ‘cleansed’ and ‘pure’ and hints at objects which quietly exist in nature. Yamamoto tries, both with his eyes and his camera, to catch the faint light radiated by these objects. What may look like ordinary roots and wood pieces at first, becomes a treasure of nature on his pictures.
On top of that, a selection of photos from the new series ‘Sleeping Beauty’ by Friederike von Rauch (Germany) will be shown. Accompanied by her analogue medium format camera, von Rauch discovers European art museums outside the regular opening times. This results in unique pictures that explore the strong atmospheric impact of the locations. The poetic and often abstract photographs capture the passing of time in resplendent museum spaces.
Fifty One Fine Art Photography is looking forward to welcoming you at booth C7.
Following artists will be on show: William Klein, Malick Sidibé, Seydou Keïta, Jan Schlegel, Jean Dominique Burton, Jacques Sonck, Saul Leiter, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Yamamoto Masao, Friederike Von Rauch, Christopher Thomas and Michael Wolf.