group-show: BIP2018 : BIENNALE DE L'IMAGE POSSIBLE - LIÈGE LA BOVERIE
From 17/02/2018 to 01/04/2018 - CPI : 16/02/2018
opening: Friday 16-02-2018
Created in 1997, the event which would rapidly become the Liege International Biennial of Photography and Visual Arts evolved into BIP in order to become, on the occasion of its 10th anniversary-edition in 2016, the Biennial of the Possible Image. This change of name, in which the direct reference to photography disappears, pertains to a strong fundamental movement which has progressively transformed the physiognomy of the Biennial since its creation.Liège Photobook Festival is dedicated to showcasing current independent photography books. The programme comprises: a photobook market with about 35 international publishers; encounters with artists; talks by artist, portfolio reviews; the “Bring Your Photobook” selfpublished photobook award.
The BIP2018’s main exhibition presents an ensemble of artists who have, through their differences, many points in common.
Destruction is, for them, a source of joy. Explosions, chaos, saturation, catastrophe, disrespect; they operate like a creative gesture, a movement of reinvention and re-enchantment, an intervention of transfiguration, a production of critical beauty and of colours.
The body assumes a central position within this, whether it be a body represented in an image; an image constructed in body form or an anatomy of another type; or perhaps a body in action.
The presence, the exploration of potentials, the movement, the constant evolution of forms, the energy which renews the present, all discover their pathways in the hitherto unseen forms where the surface of the image is transformed into materials and volumes.