Jan Rosseel's exhibition 'Back-up' at De Brakke Grond

In Back-up, Flemish photographer and visual storyteller Jan Rosseel (Brussels, 1979) presents his fascination for our memory with a series of new works. 

On the basis of iconic images and events such as the Belgian colonisation of Congo, 9/11 or the beheading of James Foley, Jan Rosseel investigates the logic of visual media and the reliability of our memories. What do we remember about collective events? These days, is it even possible to forget? How do we keep collective memories for the future? And what makes an image iconic? Jan Rosseel has been looking into these questions for 5 years now. He started an artistic investigation which resulted in new photographic- and video installations and other works that are concerned with questions about memory and iconic imagery and will be shown in Back-up, his first solo-exhibition in The Netherlands.



The opening night took take place on 10 Dec 2016. The exhibition can be visited daily until 29 Jan 2017 after which it will travel to Museum Dr. Guislain (Ghent, Belgium) and Stroom Den Haag (The Hague, The Netherlands).



For this exhibition, tours are being offered for groups. For more information, contact Stephanie Van Aken at stephanie.vanaken@brakkegrond.nl .


Back-up is a co-production of De Brakke Grond, Stroom Den Haag and Museum Dr. Guislain. Guest-curator is Joram Kraaijeveld. With support from Mondriaan Fund, The Art of Impact, the Akademie voor Kunsten and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study. Back-up is part of All Future Memories, theme year of De Brakke Grond. 









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JF 01 James Foley and SH 01 Saddam Hussein (2016) from the series On the Aesthetics of Violence by Jan Rosseel, Courtesy The Ravestijn Gallery.