Initially scheduled to open last March, the TinyGallery is open for first visits from this week. The first exhibition is devoted to old amateur photography.
Amateur Photography 1880-1920 “The Death Row of Posed Portrait”.
Exhibition of antique photographs.
Dynamic and natural amateur photos from American photographers at the turn of the 20th century. Tintypes, cyanotypes, albumins and glass plates.
In dialogue with the 100 originals, the collection was digitized in ultra-high definition and illustrated by large format prints in an immersive museography on a human scale 1/1.
Staging your life
Every day, millions of smartphone owners around the world take snapshots of their everyday life and share them on social media. Already at the end of the 19th century, the staging and sharing of images of his life became a concern of amateur photographers.
This exhibit illustrates the ingenuity with which amateur photographers began to use the camera, expanding the boundaries of creative expression in a way that has captured our hearts and minds until today. Funny, emotional, the photos and the tiny and unique originals placed opposite large prints of 2m2 plunge the visitor into the proximity of these faces so contemporary while more than a century separate us. Guided tours of max. 8 people by reservation.
The hundred or so originals illustrated in "Death Row of Posed Portrait Amateur Photography 1880-1920" were produced primarily at the turn of the 20th century, an extraordinary period in which portable cameras became accessible to millions of new and amateur photographers. enthusiastic. The authors of the images in this exhibition are generally anonymous. In fact, most are not considered artists. Despite this, their work demonstrates the remarkable aesthetic heights achieved by this popular medium, whether intentional, experimental, or accidental.
The way they used the camera coupled with the way they saw the world around them has become a focal point of interest for 21st century collectors, researchers and museums. Some sociologists go so far as to argue that amateur photography offers more material for understanding the society of a time than any other source of information.
A place dedicated to slow photography
The TinyGallery is located a stone's throw from Place Flagey in Ixelles. Initially limited to two tiny showcases, the studio-gallery is now installed on 140 m2. The building is part of the former Laiterie Belga established at the beginning of the 20th century by the Guyaux family. It is equipped with a small lab for ancient techniques and traditional photography. It will host workshops on alternative techniques of Cyanotype, Calotype, Wet Collodion etc.
A place of dialogue that gives everyone the opportunity to benefit from an environment of exhibition and professional promotion. By learning minimalist techniques, light, time, natural paper, it is also a yoga of the mind, reflection reinforced by the period of confinement.
Initiated by Olivier Guyaux and Marie-Hélène Sion, the gallery is surrounded by artists and photographers, Eric Masquelier, Anabele Schattens and Laure Winants. The natural papers are from master papermaker Pascal JeanJean.
The TinyGallery is operated by Atelier de l'Imagier S.A. specialist in the digitization and enhancement of cultural heritage and the Conservatoire Numérique asbl.
Originally scheduled for March 25, the opening of the TinyGallery has been canceled by events. Today, slowly, the visits resume in a commented formula by group of maximum 8 people.
Rue de la Cuve, 26
Amateur Photography 1880-1920 The death row of posed portrait
Every day, millions of smartphone owners around the world take instant photos of their everyday lives.
The images exhibited in "The Death Row of Posed Portrait: Amateur Photography 1880-1920 '" were taken primarily in the early years of the 20th century, an extraordinary period in which portable cameras became accessible to millions of people. new enthusiastic amateur photographers. The authors of the images in this exhibition are anonymous but full of talent. Funny, emotional, the photos and the originals placed opposite large prints of 2m2 plunge visitors into the proximity of these faces so contemporary while more than a century separate us. Guided tours of max 8 people by reservation.