Hangar displays twenty-five years of creation through the most striking and beautiful images of Ruud van Empel’s career. The exhibition, on a museum scale, brings together 90 emblematic photographic works of this photographer. As a pioneer in digital construction, Ruud van Empel presents for the first time an exhibition of such a broad scope.
During 3 months, the entire career of the artist will be displayed in the 1000m2 of hangar. The exhibition aims to discover or re-discover an accomplished and extraordinary work through all 15 series. Like a journey back in time, it starts with his most recent and iconic works and ends with his early works, and thus gathers together different themes. The retrospective will allow the public to observe the evolution of Ruud van Empel’s work over his life, in relation with the evolutions of the mentalities and the technological developments in photography. Ruud van Empel plays with our perception of reality and time, showing realistic but undoubtedly utopian portraits and landscapes. Hangar proudly welcomes this globally acclaimed photographer with whom it has build a close professional relationship. Ruud van Empel has already exhibited at hangar twice: In 2017, as part of the second edition of PhotoBrussels Festival, and in 2018 with a solo show in hangar front space (street front).
This major show is also the subject of a monographic publication released by Hangar Editions: "25 years of photo works: 1995 - 2020"
Ruud van Empel (artist) Christian Caujolle (introduction text)
Photos and videos
Date and time
|Tuesday||from 12:00 to 18:00|
|Wednesday||from 12:00 to 18:00|
|Thursday||from 12:00 to 18:00|
|Friday||from 12:00 to 18:00|
|Saturday||from 12:00 to 18:00|
Hangar — Photo Art Center / Gallery