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By Accident

Archive of Marcel De Baer / Curated by Erik Bulckens

11/02/2023

08/04/2023

Gallery FIFTY ONE TOO

Opening on Saturday, February 11th 2023 from 2 – 6 pm

This spring, By Accident takes over the gallery space of FIFTY ONE TOO with the first exhibition of the archive of Marcel De Baer (Geraardsbergen, 1922-2014). From 1961 to 1980, De Baer was a collision expert for the public prosecutor’s office of the district of Oudenaarde, Belgium. In this capacity, he came at the scene of every major traffic accident that took place in the area to report on what had happened based on photos, measurements and technical drawings. His pictures, despite their macabre theme and the fact that they were made for strictly utilitarian purposes, possess a fascinating, accidental beauty. A selection is now brought together for the first time in an exhibition curated by De Baer’s grandson, advertising and documentary director Erik Bulckens, who recently started his mission to inventorize and promote this extraordinary archive.

Read the full press release here (ENG).
Lees de volledige perstekst hier (NL).

Marcel De Baer - Just Like A Sculpture
Marcel De Baer - 079B, 1961-1977
Marcel De Baer - Skid Marks The Spot
Marcel De Baer - 168B, 1961-1977
Marcel De Baer - Are You Talking To Me?
Marcel De Baer - 250B, 1961-1977
Marcel De Baer - Winter is Coming
Marcel De Baer - 243B, 1961-1977

Marcel De Baer

A selection from the archive.

Marcel De Baer - 378B, 1961-1977
Marcel De Baer - 378B, 1961-1977
Marcel De Baer - 565B, 1961-1977
Marcel De Baer - 565B, 1961-1977
Marcel De Baer - 545B, 1961-1977
Marcel De Baer - 545B, 1961-1977
Marcel De Baer - 526B, 1961-1977
Marcel De Baer - 526B, 1961-1977
Marcel De Baer - 219B, 1961-1977
Marcel De Baer - 219B, 1961-1977
Marcel De Baer - 533B, 1961-1977
Marcel De Baer - 533B, 1961-1977
Marcel De Baer - 180B, 1961-1977
Marcel De Baer - 180B, 1961-1977
Marcel De Baer - 619B, 1961-1977
Marcel De Baer - 619B, 1961-1977
Marcel De Baer - 990B, 1961-1977
Marcel De Baer - 990B, 1961-1977
Marcel De Baer - 950B, 1961-1977
Marcel De Baer - 950B, 1961-1977