Belfast Exposed

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5th Sep - 28th Sep

We Love Dogs!

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4th Jul - 27th Jul

Sanctuaries

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Community

25th Sep - 7th Oct

Young People Behind the Lens

Over the summer, a group of young people from Start 360 explored the cityscape of Belfast. They found new ways to see the...

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21st May - 22nd May

Showing the faces of dementia with Alzheimer’s NI

Ahead of the Alzheimer’s Society Annual Conference 2019 (ASAC19), Belfast Exposed was commissioned by Alzheimer’s NI to w...

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Unfathomable

Gallery 1

2nd May 2015 to 27th Jun 2015

About The Exhibition

Belfast Exposed is pleased to present the first major solo exhibition of work by Belgian photographer, Geert Goiris in the UK and Ireland.

Geert Goiris can be seen as a contemporary explorer in search of new landscapes and new ways of seeing. Many of his photographs depict remote and unfamiliar places – deserts, polar regions, mountains, forests – in a way that is stark and atmospheric. The work is both documentary – coolly descriptive and without sentiment – and allegorical, in that it draws on the tradition of the pictorial sublime, while at the same time querying it.

Unfathomable is an installation of images which centres on the idea of the abyss, of a deep, immeasurable space. We are presented with a range of scenes including vast and forbidding wildernesses frozen in time, an atmospheric phenomenon which conjures multiple suns, a black hole and a mega-city subsumed in vegetation. Goiris’ photographs are both spectacular and banal, full of incongruous elements and anomalies. They conspire to form a dark, interior world, a bleak and haunting contemporary view.

The Artists

Geert Goiris

Artist Biography

Geert Goiris (b. 1971, Belgium). Recent solo exhibitions include FOAM, Amsterdam (2015), VOX, Montreal (2014) and Museum M, Leuven, Belgium (2013). Publications include Proliferation (2014) and Lying Awake (2013) by Roma Publications. Geert Goiris is represented by Art: Concept, Paris and Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels.

Events

Artist Talk

Friday 1st May | 6pm | Belfast Exposed

Free Admission

Acknowledgements

This exhibition is generously supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council.