In the context of the international photography Biennial of Brussels, BOZAR presents the main exhibition open spaces | secret places. Works from the SAMMLUNG VERBUND, Vienna.

The increasing spatialization of art goes hand in hand with our lifestyle, which has changed considerably in social and cultural terms as a result of new spatial conditions (virtual space, increased mobility). In the past you asked on the phone: “How are you?”, nowadays you ask: “Where are you?”.

The exhibition showcases the works of twenty-eight contemporary artists such as Francis Alÿs, Eleanor Antin, Anthony McCall, Joachim Koester, Louise Lawler and Jeff Wall. Through their photographs and installations, the artists examine our relationship with space and take us through historical locations, emotionally charged spaces, imaginary, real or reconstructed places.

Curator: Gabriele Schor