THIS IS BELGIUM • BERT HOUBRECHTS
JUNE, 30TH – AUG, 31ST, 2018
THIS IS BELGIUM is a body of photographic work by the artist Bert Houbrechts. Eerily documenting Monday morning frontages of villas and warehouses turned into rave clubs, the photographs penetrate both visual and societal paradoxes. Illusion, Obses- sion, Cherry Moon, Escape and Explosion (the five usurped buildings’ club names) shel- tered day-long dance ecstasies amidst presumedly tranquil Antwerpian purlieus.
The series was published in ID-Magazine’s February 2001 issue, curated by Raf Simons.
Aside from photography, Bert Houbrechts has dispersed his creative energy into plural fields of the fashion industry. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, he worked closely with the city’s creative scene in the 90s. Today Bert lives periodically bet- ween Vienna, Basel, Paris and Berlin.
Looking to the near future, Aesthetik01 eagerly announces an exhibition of new works by Bert Houbrechts in 2019.
LÜBECKER ST 49
10559 BERLIN – MOABIT
THU – SAT 3 – 7 PM
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