I had the pleasure of speaking for an hour with Pat Donnez in his excellent show "Berg en Dal" about my projects, my hopes and my fears. A surprisingly deep conversation. On Belgian national radio (vrt - Klara).
From the 21st of March to the 25th I'll be teaching the photography students of LUCA School of Arts in Genk (BE) during a special project week.
We'll be dealing with many behind-the-scenes things like self publishing, how to deal with a long term project, how to connect to and grow your audience, how to run it like a business,... and of course how to work your @ss off and get lucky.
The Bachelor and Master candidates will also be shooting an assignment during the same week, and we'll be mounting a pop-up exhibit on Friday with the results.
Kind words by Ben van Alboom in De Standaard dS Weekblad for the opening of my exhibit in Antwerp...
Mono No Aware will be featured in premiere at Ingrid Deuss Gallery in Antwerp. And for the first time ever, the images will be accompanied by words, lifting the veil just a little on the stories behind them.
I'm absolutely thrilled to be working together with Ingrid. Since the day we first met, she immediately took my work to heart... and never stopped. Absolutely beautiful.
Come and grab a beer at the opening... I'll be there personally, it'll be great to meet!
Beautiful publication of a selection of images from a work in progress of mine... on memory, remembering, and forgetting.
In celebration of the publication of the first issue of Leica M Magazine, there is a group exhibit of work by Alex Webb, Bruce Gilden, Trent Parke, Jan Grarup, Ciril Jazbec, and yours truly with YAKUZA. Come and visit, and buy an issue of the magazine! See the issue online here.
Exhibit of the Yakuza project in Cultural Centre "DeWerf" in Aalst, Belgium. This is one of the largest and most elaborate YAKUZA exhibition to date, with 24ft rice papers and 64 of 66 images on display in this stunning location. I'll also be giving lectures on 13, 14, and 15 October.
Also, as a premiere, there is a preview of select images from Mono No Aware, my new project, to be seen.
More info here: www.ccdewerf.be
Dates: September 27 - December 15, 2014
CC DeWerf, Molenstraat 51, Aalst, Belgium (+32.53.723811)
Beautiful layout of a selection of images from my latest book "Mono No Aware"
Exhibit of the Yakuza project in TAGOMAGO Gallery in Barcelona, Spain and proud to be part of the DOCfield14 festival. 39 images on display in this beautiful location.
More info here: www.docfieldbarcelona.org
Dates: June 17 - July 25, 2014
TAGOMAGO Gallery, Santa Teresa 6, 08012 Barcelona (+34 932 922 422)
Exhibit of the Yakuza project as a part of the Boutographies photo festival in Montpellier, France... and proud to be part of it of course. 36 images on display in the "Pavillon Populaire".
More info here: www.boutographies.com
Dates: May 16 - June 1, 2014
Pavillon Populaire, Rue Charles Amans, 34000 Montpellier, France
I like how my images look in black&white...
Exhibit of the Yakuza project in the Vertical Art Space in Asia One in Hong Kong. A unique location that spans 10 floors. Images will be printed locally, and 62 images of the project will be on display. The gallery will also represent me and my work for China, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Dates: December 6, 2013 - January 25, 2014
AO Vertical Art Space, 3-13/F Asia One Tower, 8 Fung Yip Street, Chai Wan, HK
Exhibit of the Yakuza project in not one, but three locations in Liège, Belgium. Not only will 45 of the main images be on display, but also 7 designed spreads from 893 Magazine, which I printed at a nice 70*44".
Copies of the sold out ODO YAKUZA TOKYO book (2nd edition) are also available on site.
The three locations are:
- Academy of Fine Arts, 21 Rue des Anglais, 4000 Liège
- le Cadran, 23 Rue de Bruxelles, 4000 Liège
- Monos Art Gallery, 39 Rue Henri Blès, 4000 Liège (a preview of Heavens will also be held here simultaneously)
More info on these sites:
- November 14 - November 21, 2013 (Academy & le Cadran)
- November 24 - January 30 (Monos Art Gallery)
Exhibit of the Yakuza project in Officine Fotografiche in Rome, Italy and proud to be part of the Fotoleggendo festival. 47 images on display, in an installation of japanese rice paper and Goza mats, tailored specifically to this beautiful location.
More info here: www.fotoleggendo.it
Dates: October 10 - November 9, 2013
Officine Fotografiche, Via Giuseppe Libetta 1, 00154 Roma
exhibit of the Yakuza project at the HeadOn photo festival in Sydney, Australia. 20 images from the project are on display.
More info here: http://headon.com.au/event/yakuza
Dates: May 20 - June 22, 2013
Katelijne van Heukelom and Tijs Posen made a beautiful short reportage for Cobra.be on Canvas (Belgian national tv channel) about the first YAKUZA solo exhibit in C-mine, Genk, Belgium.
You can watch it online on the cobra.be website: http://www.cobra.be/permalink/1.1599393