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06 · 02 · 2018

Jacob Aue Sobol at the Eyes Wild Open Exhibition

From 22nd February, you can explore the Danish photographer, Jacob Aue Sobol, and nearly thirty other international photographers in the exhibition Eyes Wild Open – on a trembling photography in Botanique in Brussels.


Eyes Wild Open highlights the relationships between generations of photographers whose practice is as intuitive as it is abrupt or transgressive. Initiated after the second world war by pioneers such as Robert Frank, William Klein or the founders of the legendary Japanese magazine Provoke, this singular approach to photography has stood the test of time, and its heritage remains particularly productive in contemporary creation.


The exhibition brings together the work of 27 international photographers:

Robert Frank, Ed van der Elsken, William Klein, Daido Moriyama, Takuma Nakahira, Ishiuchi Miyako, Christer Strömholm, Anders Petersen, Dolorès Marat, Paulo Nozolino, Antoine d’Agata, Klavdijj Sluban, Michael Ackerman, Jehsong Baak, JH Engström, Olivier Pin-Fat, Tiane Doan Na Champassak, Lorenzo Castore, Arja Hyytiäinen, Jacob Aue Sobol, Alisa Resnik, Gilles Roudière, Stéphane Charpentier, Gabrielle Duplantier, Yusuf Sevinçli, Sohrab Hura, Sébastien Van Malleghem.

Including the talented Danish photographer Jacob Aue Sobol. Sobol’s work presents a strong visual power and gives the viewer a truly touching experience. He captures real life through photography where he focuses on using his instincts as much as possible, focusing on the seemingly fleeting and irrational – he believes when he does so, his photos come to life, they evolve from showing to being.


The photographic experience at the exhibition goes from documentary to a more recent introspective or poetic path. Tracing a path through the work of each of them, a theme emerges: none of them is playing the adaption or imitation game. No posturing, no fakery, no counterfeiters. Though they may have drawn nourishment from the work of their predecessors. All these photographers have their eyes wild open. Their work is powerful, rich and diverse.


The exhibition runs from 22nd February to 22nd April 2018


Rue Royale 236

1210 Brussels