Opening 17th of January – 18:00 – 22:00 Open by chance or appointment. Show runs until the 21st of February.
’’A garden is enclosed space. The garden, to be such, needs a frame. The garden is the point in which a place becomes a landscape. The garden, or the orchard, is the germ of the settlement, the village, the town, the city and the nation. The garden, we might be inclined to say, is not fully natural nor fully human, and as such it stands at equal distances between Man and God. ’’ by Federico Clavarino
Massao Mascaro is a french photographer (Lille 1990) who lives and works in Brussels. Massao’s work is always looking for a delicate balance between autobiography, topography and politics. His work often revolves around territory. In Ramo it was his ancestor’s Calabria, in Jardin the mythical space of the garden, found in the streets and parks of Madrid. In his new project, Massao is working on around the Mediterranean coasts, cradle of many civilisations, using the journey of Ulysses as a loose guideline. The scope of his work is profoundly political, as it is rooted in the need to explore how humans relate to the spaces (both cultural and geographical) they inhabit.The work Jardin was awarded the BOZAR Nikon Monography Series Award 2016. In 2017, he was nominated and be part of the .TIFF by FOMU Antwerp. In July 2019 his first book Jardin has been published by Witty Kiwi and L’éditeur du dimanche. Massao’work is part of the prestigious collection of the Foundation A Stichting. He is currently a fellow of the Fondation A Stichting for a project around the Mediterranean which will be exhibited there in September 2020.