Eleven Voices – Psychogeography, BelfastGallery 1
21st Oct 2019 to 21st Dec 2019
About The Exhibition
Belfast Exposed is proud to present Eleven Voices, a two-week residency and photographic exhibition by Magnum photographer Antoine d'Agata. The artist has been commissioned by Belfast Exposed to create an exhibition responding to contemporary Belfast. Antoine will circumnavigate the city roughly following the ring road, flowing in towards the city centre and out towards the urban suburbs. Along his journey he will encounter eleven different people from diverse backgrounds, recording and capturing their voices, combining these narratives into a text that represents contemporary Belfast. The interviewees will remain anonymous, rather, the artist will explore the thematic links between them and Belfast itself. The exhibition will emerge from photographs taken on this journey and as a response to the eleven stories told.
The artist will work in Belfast Exposed's gallery researching and exploring the concept and logistics of the exhibition. In week two, the artist will invite groups, students and the general public to visit the gallery and discuss with him, and view, the work taking place.
- Residency (Open to Public): 21 - 25 October, 12pm - 2pm
- Exhibition Opening: Thursday 7 November, 6pm - 9pm
- Exhibition Dates: 8 November - 21 December
Antoine d’Agata (b.1961). Born in Marseilles, Antoine d’Agata left France in 1983 and remained overseas for the next ten years. Finding himself in New York in 1990, he pursued an interest in photography by taking courses at the International Center of Photography, where his teachers included Larry Clark and Nan Goldin.
His first books of photographs, De Mala Muerte, and Mala Noche, were published in 1998, and the following year Galerie Vu began distributing his work. In 2001, he published Hometown and won the Niépce Prize for young photographers. He continued to publish regularly: Vortex and Insomnia appeared in 2003, accompanying his exhibition 1001 Nuits, which opened in Paris in September; Stigma was published in 2004, and Manifeste in 2005.
In 2004 d’Agata joined Magnum Photos and in the same year, shot his first short film, Le Ventre du Monde (The World’s Belly); this experiment led to his long feature film Aka Ana, shot in 2006 in Tokyo.
Thursday 7 November | 6-9pm | Belfast ExposedFree Admission
Eleven Voices at Belfast Exposed is generously supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council, and Magnum Photos.