From November 11th to December 22th 2019
Impossible Journeys (…) intends to offer new perspectives on art, travel and participation and investigates the challenges and possibilities of changing historical and cultural perspectives. Curator Irina Leifer has been inspired by the book ‘Three exceptional and very catastrophic journeys’ (Amsterdam 1676) by the Dutch sailmaker Jan Janz Struys. It is a report of his travel experiences in the East and includes also colourful and expressive descriptions of the obstacles, ways of living, habits and appearances of the people Struys met. The participating artists on their turn, scrutinize contemporary cultural fault lines and limitations they encountered themselves during their journeys through the same countries.
From November 16th to February 9th 2020
The Nederlands Fotomuseum presents Attack, the first exhibition by Belgian artist Katrien De Blauwer in the Netherlands. De Blauwer has been working for twenty years on a voluminous and powerful work of photo montage, with which she was released only a few years ago. Attack is a reference to the artist’s method. She intuitively cuts images from old international magazines that she then combines out of emotion. New images appear. Women (parts of) women are almost always shown on the cuts. De Blauwer’s work thus responds to the image of Western women as published in magazines from the 1920-1960 period. Attack presents a selection of his work and can be seen at the Nederlands Fotomuseum from 16 November 2019 to 9 February 2020.