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Simple present
Simple Present #337 (Havana), 2010 © Bert Danckaert

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Simple present

Exhibition: – 3 Mar 2013

Sat 26 Jan 20:00


Klapdorp 2
2000 Antwerp

+32 495-515777


Fr 16-18 . Sat 14-18 . Sun 14-18

Bert Danckaert
Simple present

january 26th - march 3th
opening january 26th , 7.30 pm

We see in Bert Danckaert’s work a strangely familiar universe: that of the unremarkable, undistinguished places in which all of us spend so much of our lives, places we pass through without giving them any notice, spaces that are just trajectories, parts of a line connecting one place with another. Places, in short, that define our lives and that of so many other people in the urbanized world.
Danckaert’s work thus becomes a landmark of intercultural understanding, something that manages not to be trapped in the easy imageries of the exotic-typical, but brings us back to where things begin and end: in real human life. In an age of globalization, such levels of understanding are real, valuable forms of knowledge.
Jan Blommaert

Simple present
Simple Present #402 (Havana), 2010 © Bert Danckaert

Bert Danckaert
(°1965, Antwerp, Belgium) studied photography at the Academy for Fine Arts and the National Higher Institute for Fine Arts (NHISK) in Antwerp (B). Since the mid nineties, he has been working as a photographer and has showed his work in several solo and group exhibitions in Belgium and abroad. Besides his artistic activities, Danckaert also writes about photography for several newspapers and magazines (mainly <H>ART) and has worked as freelance curator. He is associate professor of photography at the Academy of Antwerp (B).

Simple present
Simple Present #591 (Guangzhou), 2011 © Bert Danckaert