The Still Point of the Turning World: Between Film and Photography

FoMu Antwerp, June 23 – October 8, 2017

The photographic image is essentially still and silent. No movement, no sound, no time. What happens if you add one of these missing elements? The exhibition The Still Point of the Turning World: Between Film and Photography focuses on practices in which a photographer turns towards film or a video artist turns towards photography. What beauty can be found on the borders between? The exhibition highlights works that are based on photography’s relation to the appearance of the everyday and the process of that appearance and shows both video-installations and photographic works.

Exploring the complex relationships between stillness and movement, the exhibition includes the work of 24 artists:

Morten Barker (DK), Dirk Braeckman (BE), David Claerbout (BE), Manon de Boer (NL), Jason Dee (UK), Nir Evron (IL), Mekhitar Garabedian (BE/SY), Geert Goiris (BE), Paul Graham (UK), Guido Guidi (IT), Mark Lewis (CA), Louis Lumière (FR), Mark Neville (UK), Lisa Oppenheim (US), Raqs Media Collective (IN), John Smith (UK), John Stezaker (UK), Hiroshi Sugimoto (JP), Ana Torfs (BE), Michiel van Bakel (NL), Jeff Wall (CA); and from the FOMU collection: Henri Cartier-Bresson (FR), Eadweard Muybridge (UK) and Duane Michals (US).

At FoMu Antwerp, June 23 – October 8, 2017

Curators: David Campany & Joachim Naudts

A book, also titled The Still Point of the Turning World: between film and photography, accompanies the exhibition. Published by Kehrer / FoMu Antwerp, Softcover, 17 x 22 cm, 256 pages, 191 color and b/w ills., Dutch, English, ISBN 978-3-86828-824-7