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Current Exhibitions

Laerke Posselt - Q* Bending Gender
Holstebro Museum of Art (DENMARK)
From 2017-04-08 to 2017-09-17

Bernard Descamps - Où sont passés nos rêves ?
Galerie Le Lieu (FRANCE)
From 2017-05-05 to 2017-07-23

Michel Vanden Eeckhoudt - Zoologies
Festival Photo La Gacilly (FRANCE)
From 2017-06-03 to 2017-09-30

Next exhibitions

Denis Dailleux - Ordinary journey
Galerie des franciscains (FRANCE)
From 2017-07-26 to 2017-10-08

Ferhat Bouda - Berbers in Morocco, resisting and defending their culture
Festival VISA pour l'image (FRANCE)
From 2107-09-02 to 2017-09-17

Darcy Padilla - Dreamers
Festival VISA pour l'image (FRANCE)
From 2107-09-02 to 2017-09-17


Gaël Turine

Museumpark, Westzeedijk 341
3015 AA Rotterdam (NETHERLANDS)

From 2010-12-11 to 2011-03-13

Kunsthal Rotterdam proudly introduces to its public Belgian photographer Gaël Turine. For the first time ever his photo series on voodoo culture in Haiti, Benin and the United States is put on display in the Netherlands. From up close he portrays his subjects and the rituals they are involved in. The resultant series of dynamic black and white photographs illustrating ancient voodoo religion can safely be called impressive. Turine casts light both on the traditions and on the roots of voodoo, which originated in West Africa and gradually spread over the entire world through slave trade.

Between 2005 and 2010 Turine took photographs of several ceremonies, pilgrimages and rituals connected with voodoo religion. Most of the time he chose to portray the events in a somewhat detached way. However, at times he physically invaded the actual scene, making him a participant rather than just the photographer. This resulted in a series of photographs that is extremely diverse. Sometimes mysticism is almost tangible in these photos. In Miami Turine took pictures from up close of a priest blowing smoke in the face of a woman in trance. The photo of a bathing ritual near the water fall of Saut d'Eau in Haiti, taken while he was amongst the pilgrims participating, has a strongly dynamic feel to it and breathes an air of emotional release. At other times Turine deliberately kept at a distance, for instance when a woman kneeling down at a huge, knobby tree tried to get into contact with one of the numerous voodoo spirits. He also stepped back from the scene at the cemetery of Port-au-Prince where he was taking photographs of a woman requesting Baron Samedi, the spirit of the dead, to take good care of those who are deceased.

Adults: € 12,50
CJP and students up to 26 years: € 5,50
Youth over 6 and under 18: € 2,-
Children under 5: free

Exhibitions catalog

Monographic exhibitions

Albert & Verzone
Bacigalupo Martina
Berruti Massimo
Boudjelal Bruno
Brault Philippe
Chapin Jean-Luc
Chivet Sophie
Coulange Olivier
Dailleux Denis
Darzacq Denis
Delpoux Dominique
Descamps Bernard
Deschamps Pierre-Olivier
Desprez Bertrand
Doury Claudine
Duroy Stéphane
Eshraghi Isabelle
Flore Maia
Fontaine François
Gomez Rovira Rodrigo
Goussard Christophe
Grignet Brigitte
Guigui Stanislas
Hingley Liz
Hock Marin
Hopkins Rip
Huguier Françoise
Hyytiäinen Arja
Iuncker Steeve
Lambert Yvon
Lecloux Frédéric
Lekfeldt Thomas
Martin Claire
Mirguet Olivier
Navia José Manuel
Nejmi Malik
Pauquet Claude
Picard Fabrice
Picard Serge
Pierrot Emmanuel
Propeck Agnès
Rearick Anne
Rondeau Gérard
Sauveur David
Sutkus Antanas
Taberna Patrick
Ten Hoopen Pieter
Tillim Guy
Turine Gaël
Van Denderen Ad
Vanden Eeckhoudt Michel
Wasif Munem
Winship Vanessa
Yankang Yang
Zuili Guillaume

Collective Exhibitions

  • Vu' by Robert Delpire
  • Full Size Nature
  • VU' in Paris
  • European Works

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