Photography

Mono No Aware

The Japanese expression
Mono no aware describes a sensibility and an appreciation of the transience and impermanence of life.
This sensibility allows for cherishing both the beauty and fragility of the temporary, as well as the gentle melancholy of the ephemeral.
Hanami – the admiration and appreciation of the sakura (cherry blossoms) while being aware of their short impermanence - is an example.
For Stef Van Alsenoy this
Mono no aware is very present in clouds - in how they form, evolve and eventually dissipate into nothingness

Works from the
Mono No Aware collection are on display at the Concertgebouw in Bruges - from November 28th 2018 until February 20th 2019

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‘Undulatus Asperatus’
large format prints, part of the
‘Mono No Aware’ photo exhibition
at the Concertgebouw Bruges

from November 27th 2018 until February 20th 2019

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‘Mono No Aware I’ - excerpt
projection with surround soundscape, part of the
‘Mono No Aware’ photo exhibition
at the Concertgebouw Bruges

from November 27th 2018 until February 20th 2019