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View of the exhibition SUITCASE ROUTINES, SCENES OF THE IMPROBABLE, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, 2020
From October 30 2020 to February 20 2021
Galerie Les filles du calvaire
Le samedi 6 février de 15h à 17h
Galerie Les filles du calvaire
From February 8th to May 10th 2020
FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
From November 11th to December 22th 2019
The Museum of Moscow, Russia
Travelling exhibition from 14 june to 22 december 2019
Emrooz Gallery, Isfahan, Iran / Victoria Gallery, Samara, Russia / The Museum of Moscow, Moscow, Russia
Exhibition from 8 june to 15 september 2019
Rauma Art Museum (Finlande)
Exhibition from 21 june to 5 july 2019
AG galerie - Téhéran (IRAN)
From 2nd july to 23rd september 2018
Les Rencontres de la photographie, Arles
September 19th 2017 at 9pm
Jeu de Paume, Paris
From September 25th 2016 to November 27th 2016
From March 14th to June 8th 2014
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Born in 1982, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Lives and works at Amsterdam
Paulien Oltheten studied at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, and in 2013 she was a resident artist at ISCP, New York. In 2017 she is working at Cite des Arts in Paris.
Performances include: Jeu de Paume, Paris (2017), De Buren, Brussels (2016); Fondatione Ratti, Como (2015); KW, Berlin (2015); NCCA Moscow (2015); Helmhaus Zurich (2015); IDFA Documentary film festival Amsterdam (2014); Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2014); Vera List Centre New York (2013); De Brakkegrond Amsterdam (2011); SMBA Amsterdam (2007)
Exhibitions include: Where do we go from here, Annet Gelink/Ellen de Bruijne gallery, Amsterdam (2017); The measure of our travelling feet, Marres (2016); Paulien Oltheten & Anouk Kruithof, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2014); Off Walking, MoCP Chicago (2013); Desire Lines, ACCA Melbourne (2013); It’s my imagination you know, gallery Fons Welters Amsterdam (2012); Walk on a line…, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam (2011); Kitbag questions, Dvir Gallery Tel Aviv (2011); de Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam (2010); Portscapes, Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam (2010); Off the Record, Proposal for Municipal Art Acquisitions, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2009).
NON is a work in book form by visual artist Paulien Oltheten, inspired by a graffito found in the Les Olympiades area (13th arrondissement) in Paris. The book consists of a photo series and an audio transcript in which random passers-by give new meanings to the word ‘non’ (no). It playfully explores what happens when this compact statement is taken from a concrete wall to travel freely between the social and the political.
Paulien Oltheten (b. 1982) travels the globe with her camera, casually but precisely capturing photos and video footage of people who are hanging around and tagging along. “Walk on a line” is a compilation of photos and film stills that were recently shot in Japan in combination with images, short texts and sketches from her extensive archive. Through her novel handling of the medium, within the tradition of documentary street photography, Oltheten occupies a prominent position in Dutch contemporary photography and art. “Photos of Japan…” is a book about ideas, about lines, folds and wrinkles, about interstitiary spaces and traces. Whether everyday or absurd, real or stage-managed, the images are above all terribly infectious.
A box filled with many photos, notes, some sketches and a DVD of Paulien Oltheten. Published on the occasion of the Lecturis Award 2010 (Art Amsterdam). With an introduction by Hans den Hartog Jager.
The street is the working field of artist Paulien Oltheten (1982). Apparently casually she is looking for those moments of contact between people, things and the public space.
Hans den Hartog Jager: ‘Take a look at the DVD, leaf through the photographs and see: Oltheten displays a universal world that may come across as surprisingly familiar. This box also contains you.’
Taking street photography to a new level, emerging Dutch artist Pauline Oltheten works in a variety of media to explore human behavior in the public domain. This monograph, which explicates Oltheten’s unique process with essays by fellow Dutch artists Hans Aarsman and Tijs Goldschmidt, brings together nearly 100 photographs, video stills and drawings.
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