Ecker treasures the work of Nick Hannes
Maarten Koreman of Galerie Ecker is a happy man: “We find the work of Nick Hannes, which will be on show here in our gallery, really fascinating.” Apart from the 17 photos taken by this Belgian photographer, Ecker also has a video installation by Willem Corten and Sarah Marks.
People in focus
Maarten needs very little prompting to explain what it is he finds so fascinating about the work of Hannes. “The photos are from the series ‘Red Journey’, taken in some of the former Soviet republics, almost eight thousand miles from here. That’s a long way away, of course, but when you see the photos it seems much closer. People are the focal point in these photos by Hannes. And the emotions you see are universal. We experience them too, the difference being that these people are trying to break away from a communist past – with all the problems that entails.”
According to Koreman, breaking with history aligns very closely with the TILT them. “The people in the photos have reached a tipping point. They want to move on, and above all they want to be more prosperous. The communist system they believed in fell from its pedestal. It is something they can no longer hold onto. Everyone has a tipping point. That is what TILT is.”
Two dimensions become three
In addition to the work by Hannes, Ecker also has a video artwork by two talented art-academy students from
Saturday and Sunday 12 – 6 p.m.