9 July 2021
Theme BredaPhoto 2022: 'Theatre of Dreams'
“Another world is not only possible, it is on its way. On a quiet day I can hear her breathing.”
This is what the Indian writer Arundhati Roy wrote in April 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic.
With the choice of ‘Theatre of Dreams’ as its theme for 2022, BredaPhoto asks its artists to confront the familiar rhetoric and visual language that the current world order continuously keeps in circulation. A radical art practice works on the powerful presentation of a visual language for the future, in which hope is characterized by fundamental change.
For Arundhati Roy, the importance of such a reckoning is crucial and inevitable:” Historically, pandemics have forced people to break with the past and re-imagine their world again. This one is no different. It’s a portal, a gateway between one world and the next.’