Raising the Curtain presents Archigrafia from Jędrzej Franek

04/04/19 - 11/04/19
1989. A revolution starts in Europe that leads to the fall of the Berlin Wall. Cold War is no more. We celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain with a unique multicultural photo exhibition that puts Eastern Europe in the spotlight. Raising the Curtain is a photo exhibition that gives a taste of Eastern Europe after the Cold War through different lenses.
Raising the Curtain combines the works of three different photographers with a unique vision on the Cold War and its aftermath. Among them, the Polish artist Jędrzej Franek, with his photo exhibition: Archigrafia.
>>> 4 - 11 April 2019
>>> Exhibition opening: 4 April - 18:00 - 23:00
>>> Stelplaats - Vuurkruisenlaan 6, 3000 Leuven - see map
About Archigrafia


Architecture and urbanity. Compound of spatial and structural inspirations organised within natural and material frames. Author wants to capture mostly human or human influence in architectural environment, street stories and urbanscapes - sometimes it leads him to go underneath or beyond - to the nature and instinct. Many photographs on this site were taken and / or edited with a smartphone.
About Jędrzej Franek

The Polish photographer was born in 1990. He studied International Relations at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and from 2014 he co-organized the Poznań Design Festival. He works as architecture photographer and visual marketing specialist in fashion art. Franek is the founder of the Poznań Instagrammers Community and a member of the oldest Polish collective of mobile photography enthusiasts Grupa Mobilni. He was awarded during international photography competitions like Mobile Photography Awards 2017 (honorable mention in the "Architecture" category) and the iPhone Photography Awards 2018 (third place in the "Abstract" category). In 2018 the young Polish photographer was invited to show his work in the exhibition "Post-Soviet Visions: Image and Identity in New Eastern Europe" organized by The Calvert Foundation in London. In November 2018 his photographs were presented in the exhibition "Here I Live" in the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Peteresburg during the 13th "Dialogue of Cultures" conference.




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