Announcement: On November 30, the exhibition “Variétés (1928-1930) and Photography from the Amsab-ISG Collection” opens at VANDENHOVE – Centre for Architecture and Art in Ghent, Belgium.
The exhibition, which runs until 16 February, demonstrates how the Belgian Surrealist journal Variétés (1928-1930) playfully combined works by leading photographers such as Eugène Atget, Berenice Abbott, André Kertész, Germaine Krull, László Moholy-Nagy, Eli Lotar, and Man Ray with reproductions of paintings, film stills, fashion photographs, postcards, portraits, anthropological documents, and all kinds of amateur photography.
Apart from issues of the journal, the exhibition includes about 80 vintage prints of photographs that were published in Variétés. Thanks to the legacy of Variétés editor Paul-Gustave van Hecke, they became part of the collection of Amsab, the Institute for Social History in Ghent.
The exhibition is curated by Steven Humblet and Steven Jacobs.
In the context of the exhibition, a symposium will take place on Saturday 8 December. Speakers include Karen Kurczinsky, Rolf Sachsse, and Ian Walker among others.
Variétés (1928-1930) and Photography from the Amsab-ISG Collection
VANDENHOVE – Centre for Architecture and Art
Rozier 1, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Open on Thursday and Friday (2:00-6:00pm) en Saturday (12.00-5:00pm)