Julia Fullerton-Batten

The second International Photobiennial Ostend will be evident on the streets. But it also seeks the intimacy of museums, galleries, churches, boats and a fortress in the dunes. An overview!

Fort Napoleon and Mu.ZEE serve as the starting point of the International Photobiennial Ostend. The former will present an extensive retrospective of top American photographer Joel-Peter Witkin, but will also show the work of Jenny Ymker, Olivier Valsecchi and the Belgian duo Tony Le Duc and Diane Hendrikx. All five are showing the link with other art forms in their photo exhibition in their own way.

The same goes for Aglaia Konrad, who is fascinated by the effects of globalisation and homogenisation on (metropolitan) urban space. For the spaces in Mu.ZEE, in addition to a new series of photos, she is developing a spatial installation starting from the architecture of the exhibition space.

A combi-ticket gives you access to all indoor locations in the city. Such as the James Ensor House, where work by Belgian young photographer Athos Burez and rising star Marie Wynants will be on display.

Then, in the Anglican Church, Julia Fullerton-Batten exhibits her seductive and mysterious photographs, and Giannina Ottiker and Karel Mus take up residence in Peperbusse.

Finally, six galleries are also participating in the biennial with works by Joel-Peter Witkin, Bart Ramakers, Kjetil Karlsen, Lieven Lefere, Guda Koster, Rami Hara and Luc Gatwa. AHWNN Gallery is opening its doors to the work of five promising young photographers: Hannah Moens, Jyoti Dresselaers, Luana Masala, Nick Verhaeghe and Neoza Goffin.

Admission to the galleries is of course free. For all other indoor locations, you will need to buy a ticket.