29 June - 13 July 2024
Angelika Bail - Eddie Bonesire, Entre terre et mer
The exhibition Entre terre et mer features a series of photographs by Eddie Bonesire and sculptures by Angelika Bail.
Eddie Bonesire, Mare Balticum MB01/02 (2010), photography, 80 x 80 cm

Let's set sail from the Baltic coast, where, for the past twenty years, Belgian photographer Eddie Bonesire has been walking the Fischland-Darss-Zingst peninsula, a narrow strip of land between two stretches of water, the colours of which change with the light of the hours and the seasons. Here he watches how wild nature swallow up the traces of human presence over the years, sometimes offering astonishing discoveries. The photographs bear witness both to a chapter of the recent political history and to the beauty of a nature that is resilient and, in the end, regains the upper hand.
Eddie Bonesire, untitled (Ahrenshoop, 2015), photography, 60 x 60 cm

This is the backdrop for Angelika Bail's sculptures. In her work, too, nature is both inspiration and model. Twisted, lively forms suggest movement; other, organic forms, set in bronze or other metals, plunge us into an atmosphere of deceptively real nature. There is a constant ambivalence, mixing the known and the unknown, with a lightness that is only hidden gravity. 
An invitation for the beholder to reflect on the place of human beings in the world and vice versa.
Angelika Bail:
Wal (Baleine), aluminium, 42 x 12 x 11 cm
Zwischen Land und See (Entre terre et mer), bronze, 145 x 40 x 19 cm

Angelika Bail was born in Germany. She studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Geneva and did many training courses at various Belgian academies. In this exhibition, she presents a small part of her work which, besides numerous paintings, consists of objects made from materials as diverse as foam, metal, wire, resin or paper.
Eddie Bonesire was born in Ghent. He holds an MA in translation/interpreting and also studied photography at the Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie (Berlin-Weissensee), with Prof. Ute Mahler and Ingo Taubhorn. As a photographer, he is mainly interested in political and social history, city and landscape, and experimental photography.

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