HAPPENINGText: Filip De Haes

Ingenium is a photo exhibition. In it, Bozar shows 345 photographs, from 164 different photographers from all over the world – we noticed quite a few recent works from Australia. The main subject is broad: ‘Ingenium’ or ‘human ingenuity’ – in it, you recognize the word ‘genius’.

Thomas Weinberger
“Cracker”, Esso Raffinerie, 2003 © Thomas Weinberger

The pictures were split in four categories: earth, water, fire and air. You must imagine the photographic pieces of art dealing with balloons, airplanes, railroads, mining, forest fires, lightning, bridges, cars, flooding, earthquakes, space travel, skyscrapers and so on.

Richard Woldendorp
Car cemetery at Sims Metal, Perth Industrial Area, for recycling, Western Australiam 1991 © Richard Woldendorp

There are without a doubt numerous reporters that can give an artistic interpretation of this exhibition. However, it really is just a bunch of nice pictures. They are worth visiting, if you ask us.

Edward Burtynsky
Shipbreaking #42, Chittagong, Bangladesh, 2001 © Edward Burtynsky

The normal entrance fee is 7 euro, although students, elderly people, the unemployed, teachers etc. can get reductions. We got free entrance thanks to AmuseeVous, and our expensive Rock Werchter ticket.

Ingenium: Photography and Engineering 1846-2006
Date: July 6th – September 9th, 2007
Open: 10:00 – 18:00 (Closed on Monday)
Place: Bozar, Center for Fine Arts
Address: 23 Rue Ravensteinstraat, 1000 Brussels
Tel: +32 (0)2 507 8200

Text: Filip De Haes
Photos: Courtesy of Bozar, Center for Fine Arts © the artists

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