B-Part Exhibition


Collective Photography Exhibition
Photographic Exploration Project X B-Part Exhibition

Jury and curating: Bénédicte Blondeau, Rüdiger Lange
The focus of the third collaboration between PEP (Photographic Exploration Project) and B-Part Exhibition is on the concept "a sense of place". In an international call by PEP, artists were invited to submit works of their photographic practice that explore this concept, which is oriented towards the conscious perception and sensation of specific places. This includes the physical condition of a place, but also our emotional reaction to it. It is about a sense of belonging that is essential but at the same time fragile. Because it is subjected to external factors, such as urban changes, global warming or other dangers. In this sense, photography plays a significant role in forming the legacy we leave for future generations. It captures the way we live and the deep connections that we as individuals can experience, see and feel.In the photographic works, the artists approach the places in a particularly intimate way: These can thus exert a certain attraction, which can partly be used as a starting point for the creative process.But are these photographs really about the place itself or about the relationship we have built up with it? Why do some places trigger greater vibrations in us than others? Is it because they carry a certain symbolism or sense of belonging? Is it because they are associated with a particular time in history and have become places of collective memory? Or because our emotional relationship to them says something about our roots, our identity, our family or our personal history?The B-Part-Exhibition offers the ideal platform for the 13th edition of the Collective Photography Exhibition organised by PEP. It sees itself as an innovative format that accompanies the future development of the Urbane Mitte Am Gleisdreieck and is dedicated to the physical nature and sensual perception of places as well as sociological, ecological and economic questions of urbanism. How does one divide space? How should buildings be constructed? Where will people work? Is there enough space for sports, health and culture? What role do public institutions play? What places are left for the community? How can the digital world be integrated and mobility optimised? What alternatives are there to cars? How can cities become a responsible actor when it comes to climate change? What sustainable options for action do we have? And how can we build bridges between all this? The cooperation with the PEP starts exactly at this point. The submissions of the selected artists who participated in the PEP's international call for entries deal with the concept of "A SENSE OF PLACE" from different points of view, which means that a wide range of different approaches to this topic can be presented:

David Bruneel, Zoé Chauvet, Sara Cuce, Owen Davies, Jonathan De Maeyer, Luciana Demichelis, Juan Fabuel, Lindsay Godin, Jasper Goodall, Mohammad Rakibul Hasan, Jade Joannès, Alicja Khatchikian, Cassandra Klos, Su Kui, Santeri Kuisma, Céline Levain, Cristian Ordonez, Xenia Petrovska, Jamie Reed, Christopher Rodriguez, Bartolomeo Rossi, Pascal Sgro, Marvin Systermans, Anya Tsaruk, Greta Valente, Ties van Brussel, Pauline Vanden Neste, Nick Verhaeghe, Yuxi Wang, Wang Chuen Wong, Kinga Wrona und Martha Wurmus.

The B-Part Exhibition space accompanies the future development of the Urbane Mitte Am Gleisdreieck with artistic autonomy and thus at the same time enters into a dialogue with the overarching themes of the overall project - forms of New Work, Co-working, Culture and Sport - and creates synergies between artistic, cultural and social approaches. The artistic director of the B-Part Exhibition is Rüdiger Lange (loop - raum für aktuelle kunst).