Everyone should head south (in Belgium) this summer for the splendid exhibit at the Museum of Photography in Charleroi on a special genre of photobooks, the so-called “country portraits.”
Curated by Tamara Berghmans and still on display till Oct. 6th, the FOMU (Antwerp Photography Museum) exhibit on the Belgian photobook is an absolute must see. As a specific photographic host medium, the photobook is definitely not new.
SYMPOSIUM : TRANSFORMING RELATIONS: DANCE AND DIFFERENCE
Friday 26 April. 14:00 – 18:00. Free (without reservation).
Very near to Brugmann Park, in the south of Brussels, you will find the van Buuren Museum. This Amsterdam School-style country house has opened its interior and gardens to the public since the 1970’s.
From February 28th until the 14th of March, the exhibition “Beyond”, produced by 7 students of the MA in Cultural Studies featured at the Agora Learning Centre in Leuven.
There are countless books on “how to write”, and the number of topics they cover, the types of audiences they cater to, the dreams and ambitions they may help or fail to realize, the styles they use, the tricks of the trade they offer (for free or for sale), the profiles of authors that take the risk of giving advice to future competitors, is even bigger.
If popular culture is culture for the millions, entertaining and easy to understand, many great readers and critics are well aware of the fact that this fundamental openness is not to be confused with shallowness or lack of sophistication.