L'Ecole des Pickpockets

L'Ecole des Pickpockets

Sven Augustijnen

video, color, 4:3, stereo, French spoken, English subtitles, BE, 2000, 52'

The filmmaker focuses on a daily and well-known hassle in public spaces, namely the phenomenon of pickpockets.
Two professional thieves give a master-class in the art of pickpocketism in front of the camera. A video between fiction and reality.

Concept, image, editing Sven Augustijnen

L'Ecole des Pickpockets

Has recently been on display at the following locations:

Galeria Vermelho Sao Paulo (BR), Aug 27 – Sep 21, 2013 Huis Marseille, Museum voor Fotografie Amsterdam (NL), Sep 14 – Dec 9, 2012 Art Brussels - ING Brussel (BE), Apr 19-22, 2012 FIAC Paris (FR), Oct 24, 2011 OCA Oslo (NO), Sep 22, 2011 Witte de With Rotterdam (NL), Sep 3 – Nov 27, 2011 MAS Antwerpen (BE), May 17, 2011 – Dec 30, 2012 Les Laboratoires d' Aubervilliers (FR), Jun 21, 2010 — 19:30 National Art Museum of China Bejing (CN), May 1-30, 2010 Witte de With Rotterdam (NL), Feb 4, 2010 IFFR Rotterdam (NL), Jan 28, 2010 Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle Warschau (PL), Nov 16, 2009 – Jan 10, 2010 National Museum Singapore (SG), Aug 13 – Oct 4, 2009 Le Cuvier Bordeaux (FR), May 15-19, 2009 Shanghai Art Museum Shanghai (CN), Apr 30 – Jun 21, 2009 Marres & Lumière Maastricht (NL), Mar 26-29, 2009 The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum St-Louis (US), Feb 21, 2009 The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum St-Louis (US), Feb 14, 2009 Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart Stuttgart (DE), May 30 – Aug 3, 2008