1 / 7       Jan Rosseel, da Belgian Autumn. A confabulated history. Courtesy of Ilex Gallery.
2 / 7       Jan Rosseel, da Belgian Autumn. A confabulated history. Courtesy of Ilex Gallery.
3 / 7       Jan Rosseel, da Belgian Autumn. A confabulated history. Courtesy of Ilex Gallery.
4 / 7       Jan Rosseel, da Belgian Autumn. A confabulated history. Courtesy of Ilex Gallery.
5 / 7       Jan Rosseel, da Belgian Autumn. A confabulated history. Courtesy of Ilex Gallery.
6 / 7       Jan Rosseel, da Belgian Autumn. A confabulated history. Courtesy of Ilex Gallery.
7 / 7       Jan Rosseel, da Belgian Autumn. A confabulated history. Courtesy of Ilex Gallery.

Belgian Autumn. A confabulated history

ILEX Gallery presents for the first time in Italy Belgian Autumn. A confabulated history, an exhibit by Belgian photographer Jan Rosseel (Brussels, 1979).
Belgian Autumn can be considered as a beautiful visual essay into one of the greatest enigmas in Belgian history, the Brabant killers or the Gang of Nivelles. The gang committed a number of violent armed robberies and other crimes between 1982 and 1985, killing 28 people and wounding 40. One of which was Jan Rosseel’s father. Nothing is known about the gang’s motives. After years of investigations, the case remains unsolved. There were rumors that the gang wanted to destablize Belgian and were protected by high-ranking politicians and officials in the judicial system.
Jan Rosseel is fascinated with the human brain; how does it remember and how does it fill in the gaps in one’s memories with fabrications one believes to be facts. He has reconstructed events that took place 30 years ago, based on objective information from police reports, files and newspaper clippings as well as eyewitnesses and personal accounts about the violent crimes of the gang. Through this visual narrative, Rosseel is keeping this episode of recent Belgian history alive.
Belgian Autumn. A confabulated history will be exhibited in the context of Fotoleggendo 2015. Curated by Deanna Richardson, the exhibition will be inaugurated at 10b Photography Gallery in Rome on Thursday, June 11 at 7.00 pm. Jan Rosseel, together with the multiple award winning Dutch designer Teun van der Heijden, will be also teaching the workshop The Photo Book. Going beyond the form at 10b Photography (15 - 20 June 2015). Only few places are left. For more information and submissions, please write to workshops@10bphotography.com.

Belgian Autumn. A confabulated history
ILEX Gallery @ 10b Photography Gallery, via San Lorenzo da Brindisi, 10b - Rome (Italy)
11 June – 24 July 2015

opening times: Monday and Friday, 9.00 am - 1.00 pm | Tuesday and Thursday, 1.00 pm - 5.00 pm | Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday closed
admission fee: free
info: +39 06 70306913
info@ilexphoto.com
www.ilexphoto.com
www.10bphotography.com

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