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Micheline Szwajcer : Daan Van Golden : Coastal States of Photography


In the diffraction of different series with strong pictorial potential, Daan Van Golden offers many moments of torment and ecstasy in different types of plating or ascents.
There are portraits of different genres, still lifes in the form of wallpapers as if it were less a question of closing the bench than reaching a state of photography.
The forms are sometimes juxtaposed and duplicated in a series of chromatic repetitions. Elsewhere a darkness takes shape where bodies once again dance their still life lives.
Such ensembles are ambitious and never become anecdotal even when a vacuum is created. Van Golden asks a major question: “Are we already dead when we no longer photograph? And to answer it, the game of analogy is immense here.
The artist makes it work at full speed in a universe where there are still plenty of spaces to fill.

Jean-Paul Gavard-Perret


Daan Van Golden : états littoraux de la photographie
until May 6, 2023
Micheline Szwajcer
Verlatstraat 14
2000 Antwerp, Belgium

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