exhibition: city visions europe Mechelen
exhibition: city visions europe Mechelen
2009 - 2010 For the series Commonness I've portrayed the cities Bordeaux, Kosice, Mechelen, Plzen and Mons all European cities that aspire to the title of European Capital of Culture. The resulting pictures display a similarity between the different cities, a discovery both surprising and unsettling since the cities compete for the title with distinctive assets. And yet, here they are shown to be overwhelmingly homogenous.

This first exhibition of City Visions Europe was located in the pedestrian tunnel that passes underneath the roundabout in front of Mechelen’s railway station, presented the first two series of photographs, portraying Mechelen and Mons. The photographs provide a coherent, and simultaneously tactile and abstracted, reading of the contemporary urban condition of this two mid-scale Belgian cities.