Date & Time: Wednesday 29 May 2013 – from 6 :00PM
Venue: Edelman | The Centre, Avenue Marnix 22, 1000 Brussels (on Avenue des Arts, a 2-minute walk from metro stop “Trône”)
You are cordially invited to attend the opening of the exhibition “Chittagong Blues & The shipbreakers” on Wednesday 29th May. The exhibition will feature, for the first time in Belgium, the artistic work of German sculptress Nele Ströbel, who travelled to one of the world’s biggest graveyards of ships in Chittagong, on the south-eastern coast of Bangladesh.
Her impressions are captured in sculptures made of terracotta and various metal pieces she found in the shipbreaking yards. Her experiences on the ground also inspired ink drawings and a photo-video loop. The artist will be present during the event.
Moreover, the exhibition will feature the striking pictures which French photographer Pierre Torset has taken in the shipbreaking yards of Chittagong.
We will use the opening event to further explore the question of shipowners’ responsibility for clean and safe shiprecycling and their role in a solution of the global shipbreaking crisis.