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    Art-Ur Ivresses inédites. (Photos)
    Art-Ur  Ivresses inédites. (Photos)


    Art-Ur Innovative inebriation ( Photos )


    (An interview by the museum’s curator, Michel Dircken, with the photographer Art-Ur .)

    Michel Dircken: Hallo Artur. ‘Art-Ur. Ivresses inédites’ translates roughly as ‘innovative inebriation’: do you get drunk to take your pictures?

    Artur: By no means. At least not with alcohol or substances. I’ve had my fix in my earlier days. What intoxicates to delirium when I take a photo is the beauty of the ephemeral, such as a forbidden thought, and the opportunity to shoot it as such for posterity.


    MD: How do you define beauty?

    A: Beauty, in my view is not only a lot of mega pixels or molecules arranged in accordance with the prevailing fashion trends. Spiritual beauty lies in the acceptance of the ephemeral.


    MD: You are German. Why are you exhibiting at the Fantasy Art Museum in Saint Gilles?

    A: A little warm-up before the MoMA in New York, or the Grand Palais in Paris… Who knows? Well, to tell you the truth, it’s especially because I find your museum awfully nice; and also because I have made Brussels my home.


    MD: Do you consider yourself a great photograph?

    A: Well, I stand 6’2”, so I can say that I am in any event a tall photographer!


    MD: Do you live from your photography?


    A: No. I am fortunate not to have to depend on it for my daily bread. I have other sources of income.

    MD: Do you also photograph weddings, baptisms, etc.?

    A: Good Heavens, no! Believe me, after 4 divorces I’ve had my fill of weddings in this life – at least for the time being. But one thing is certain: no wedding photos for Artur!


    MD: Are you a portrait photographer?

    A: Yes and no. Yes, because I live alone and I need people around me. Their portraits are my way of thanking them. And no, because I cover all subjects. From stiletto heels to exotic flowers and even Borinage landscapes.


    MD: One last word?

    A: I would like to thank all the people who have posed and continue to pose regularly for me. It’s thanks to them that I exist as a photographer. 


    Musée d'Art Fantastique de Bruxelles
    7, Rue Américaine
    1060 Brussels
    From 2/06/2012
    to 29/07/2012

    only on weekends
    From 14h.00 to 17h.00
    Public transport
    Tram : 81, 92, 94, 97
    Bus : 54
    Gare : Bruxelles Midi
    Photo Gallery