The focus of the 4th edition of the Summer of Photography, an international biennale that focuses on photography and related media, is on landscape. Central to the festival is the exhibition Sense of Place: European Landscape Photography at BOZAR featuring 160 works from more than 40 photographers. The exhibition is divided into three main European regions (North, Central and Mediterranean) and it explores the idea of the national and regional landscape in the context of a united Europe. Sense of Place is particularly poignant in the light of the current economic climate where the concept of a “united” Europe is on course to be significantly altered and disrupted. Featuring the work of Andreas Gursky, Massimo Vitali, Olafur Eliasson, Joan Fontcuberta, Pedro Cabrita, Reis and Carl De Keyzer, each who provides a personal vision of the landscapes of their homeland, Sense of Place is previewed in the current issue of the magazine which you can buy here. For an insider’s view on the exhibition, watch an interview with the show’s curator Liz Wells above.
Sense of Place is on show from 14 June until 16 September. www.bozar.be
Posted on 7 June 2012