Exhibitions at Van Zoetendaal
November 24 Van Zoetendaal Gallery will open the exhibition Fireplaces by Johannes Schwartz. Johannes Schwartz (Munich, Germany, 1970) lives and works in Amsterdam. In his work Schwartz documents the absence of people and reveals their traces in nature, architecture and interiors, and thereby creates photographic still lives. The photographs are abstractions, sometimes with a surrealist effect, hinting at what has been or was left behind. In 2007 he was awarded the Cobra Art Prize for the innova… more
The fourth group exhibition in Van Zoetendaal gallery at Oude Schans 67f opened to the public on February 24. Entitled 'Booth 67f', the exhibition will comprise a selection of new works by a number of artists (Ingar Krauss, Harold Strak, Yuki Onodera, Paul Kooiker, Johannes Schwartz, Marjaana Kella and Holger Niehaus) attached to the gallery. The lay-out of the exhibition will be subject to constant change as works are replaced and new ones added. Visitors to the website will be able to view the… more
The third group exhibition in the new Van Zoetendaal gallery at Oude Schans 67f opens to the public on 28 September. Entitled 'Klatergoud' (Tinsel), the exhibition will comprise a selection of works by a number of artists attached to the gallery plus photographs from Van Zoetendaal's own collection. The lay-out of the exhibition will be subject to constant change as works are replaced and new ones added. Visitors to the newly designed website will be able to view the exhibition via floor plans a… more
The second group exhibition in the new Van Zoetendaal gallery at Oude Schans 67f opens to the public on 6 September. Entitled 'Kroondomein', the exhibition will comprise a selection of works by a number of artists attached to the gallery plus photographs from Van Zoetendaal's own collection. The lay-out of the exhibition will be subject to constant change as works are replaced and new ones added. Visitors to the newly designed website will be able to view the exhibition via floor plans and insta… more
Van Zoetendaal Gallery
The first group exhibition in the new Van Zoetendaal gallery at Oude Schans 67f opened to the public on 28 April. Entitled 'Verticals', the exhibition will comprise a selection of works by a number of artists attached to the gallery plus photographs from Van Zoetendaal's own collection. The lay-out of the exhibition will be subject to constant change as works are replaced and new ones added. Visitors to the newly designed website will be able to view the exhibition via fl… more
15 September - 10 November 2007
Vernissage Saturday, September 15th, 16h - 19h
The starting point of Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky (1980, Bern) to the project 'The Factory' was to build landscapes, based upon the feelings of places and situations she misses from her place of origin, Switzerland. The factory refers to pictures as considered beautiful, pictures showing nature in an idealized way for example hills shining in the first spring sun, lakes as transparent as glass and forests covered with freshsnow. Pictures showing ideals. Beautiful but harmless, you could interpret them … more
Versus, 2006-2007, Kyungwoo Chun
In his first color series 'Versus', 2006-2007, Kyungwoo Chun is investigating human relationships like he has done in his previous works such as 'One hour Portrait' or '30 minutes dialogue'.
'Versus' is inspired by the old chinese word 'ren' which looks like a walking person and has the meaning of 'human being'. This symbol was created out of the believe that no one can stand alone and that everybody needs someone to hold onto.
In 'Versus' people are asked … more
14 April - 19 May 2007
Vernissage Saturday April 14th, 16h - 19h
Maarten van Schaik is een fotograaf die plots een ongekende schoonheid kan zien op plekken waar menigeen zonder te kijken aan voorbij trekt. Een stukje muur waar mooi strijklicht langs valt of de reflectie van een avondzon in glimmend hout kan zijn aandacht trekken en aanleiding geven tot een foto. Een karakteristieke uitspraak van Maarten van Schaik is 'seeing the importance of the seemingly unimportant".
Dat zijn aa… more
Hellen van Meene shows a selection of 40 polaroids at Van Zoetendaal Gallery which she produced since 1996 when she started her career as an artist. Before Van Meene starts photographing her models with the Rolleiflex she uses a Polaroid camera to research light, composition and characteristic qualities of her models. Precious unpretentious images. Beloved by the artist and not for sale.
View also: Portraits 1995 - 2006
- 25 February 2007
at Fotografisches Kabinett, Museum Folkwang,
Essen, Ge… more
Van Zoetendaal Amsterdam
Paul Kooiker "Political Chaos"
13 January - 18 February 2007
In early 2006 Paul Kooiker spent three months as an artist in residence in the coastal city of Xiamen, in China. Under the influence of the turbulent economic developments in China, and the consequences these are having on contemporary Chinese society, as he travelled Kooiker photographed what he found around him.
Spurred by his previous fascination with the historical propaganda photographs of Mao swimming i… more
Carla van de Puttelaar
Born 1967, Zaandam, The Netherlandsmore
Two installations, both having their origin in her family.
Four posterbooks on her sister Linda, who was a popidol in the late 90's. Linda is a work in which image, presentation and personal reality are interwoven and ordered in a new manner.
A series of images of a man (Blokland's father) who cherishes his garden, thus reconstructing his own paradise.more
Marjaana Kella's works are based on an attempt to cut off the relationship between the photograph and the visible reality. She is also interested in questions like, What is seeing and perceiving? For example, the new work "Light" is an attempt to capture light as such, without a tangible object. We seldom come to think how the local colours are only secondary colours, reflections of colour within light. Local colours pick out the colours they represent from light, as in the series "Grey", in whi… more
David Renggli (Zürich, 1974)
The artistic concept of David Renggli is based on the conviction that contemporary still life should be more than an obvious grouping of objects of the 'nature-morte'. His staged sculptural groupings of everyday objects exist both as installations, and as photographs of a reality that he puts at the center of discussion. In a subtle way these works confront one with questions like 'What is real? What is true?'. Renggli's universe is subversive and disrupts existing… more
Last year Koos Breukel has portrayed (partially) blind people, who visited the ocularist Erica Groet. An ocularist creates artificial eyes for people who miss one or two eyes. Both Breukel and Groet share a fascination for 'seeing'.
With this series Breukel aims at opening a discussion on prejudices regarding blindness. At first glance nothing is 'wrong' with these people: it's the viewer who does not 'see'.
Cosmetic View is available in book form (€ 25,-).more
Gabor Ösz shows work from his series 'Constructed View'.
Attila Csörgö shows his series 'Sperical Vortex' and 'Hemisphere'.more
Onodera complicates and enriches her art by making presence and absence the dominating tension that runs through all her work.
The transvest series does not easily divulge its full power to please and provoke until after our eyes have adjusted to the darkness and our minds have started to churn. The shaped figures are selected for their evocative capacity, intended to give us a sense of 'déjà-vu.more
Is something wrong with Niehaus? Still lives? Although the themes are not unusual, the still lives of Niehaus differ from the traditional still lives in that any attempt to discover meaning is futile. His main goal is to focus the spectator on the photography or the subject of his images. Where there is no appeal to logic or experience, Niehaus leaves the spectator with wonder.
Death is ever imminent in these images, as in his recent image of a cut open fish. As if it were a marionet, it apparen… more
Instant Oddity shows work by Ruth van Beek, Tudor Bratu, Koen Hauser, Betty Ras, and Diana Scherermore
Marks of Honour - A striking Library
Morten Andersen, Paul Andriesse, Sara Blokland, Andy Bosma, Tudor Bratu, Koos Breukel, Olivier Cablat, Serge Clement, Eli Content, Nicolas Descottes, Leo Divendal, Charlotte Dumas, Machiel Botman, Bertrand Fleuret, Albrecht Fuchs, Julian Germain, Stephen Gill, Jacqueline Hassink, Elias Hassos, Koen Hauser, Todd Hido , Cuny Janssen, Verena Kaltenbach, Dirk Kome, Paul Kooiker, Katrin Korfmann, Jan Koster, ULAY, Andreas Friedrich, Loodwick Press Images, Simone Nieweg, Arno Nollen, Martin Parr, Nina… more
In this series Strak (Mozambique, 1959) visualises a theme from modern art: the aesthetics of absence. His images are about visibility and invisibility, presence and absence; he zooms in on the infinite smallness.
With the exhibition a box has been published containing a series of 10 signed inkprints, in a limited edtion of 9.more
The sea, the harbour and the river play an important role in the photoworks of Leo Divendal (Heemstede, 1947). Endless variations of the horizon, often loved by a single ship, a cloud or a rock.
Within the broad spectrum of this theme, Waterfronts shows a new series of works about shifting. In Waterfronts even more than in previous projects, Divendal focuses on movement that is suggested by presenting connected works as a diptyches, triptyches or even a quintych. more
In 2003, Annaleen Louwes spent three months at 'Het Vijfde Seizoen'; an artists residence in Den Dolder, The Netherlands. Here she created a series of images that give an impression of the world in which these people live. As in earlier series, 'Het Vijfde Seizoen' shows Louwes' fascination for the way people survive under different circumstances and how this is reflected in their body language.more
Hochschule fur Grafik und Buchkunst / Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig
Kalte Herzen - Klasse Rautert
Hochschule fur Grafik und Buchkunst / Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig
"Kalte Herzen" is the latest project in a series by Timm Rautert, professor in Photography at the Hochschule für Buchkunst in Leipzig, Germany. The exhibition is a reflection of his personal views regarding video and photography; no static setups but dynamic installations of a variety of photographic work.
The exhibitions shows a selection of works by artists who recently finished their educati… more
On the occasion of Hungary by the Sea - the Hugarian Cultural Season in the Netherlands - VZC presents work by Ágnes Eperjesi and Gábor Kerekes. Eperjesi (1964) has been collecting images from packing materials for years now and gives these pictograms new meaning in her series 'Family Album'.
Kerekes (1945) - an alchemist mastering traditional photographic techniques - uses satellite images made by the US of the Roswell area, which is supposed to be a UFO landing area. Taken from a US Army web… more
A Day in Seoul
4 sept - 9 okt 2004, wed t/m sat 13 - 18 h
vernissage 4 sept van 16 tot 19 h
Kyungwoo Chun who was born in Seoul (1969), graduated in photography from the Chung-Ang University in Korea in 1992. In 1999 he graduated in communication design (major:photography) at the Berg. Universität GH Wuppertal. He now lives and works in Seoul, Korea and Bremen, Germany.more
Marijn de Jong
Born 1975, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Studied photography at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam
Group exhibitions since 2001 in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, and The Hague
Solo exhibitions since 2001 in Amsterdam.more
During a year and a half Arno Nollen has been working in Chisinau. During that time he filmed and photographed Natasha.
The results shown in the gallery consist of a video-installation, photographs and a book.more
Permanent Daylight consists of five large images of glass-houses in the socalled "Westland", a region in the western part of the Netherlands with a large amount of glass-house growing.
The images were created with a small caravan used as Camera Obscura.
Permanent Daylight (serie)
No 6.Permanent Daylight (12-16.jan. 2004.)
expozition time: 4 nights (5pm-8am)
caravan as camera,
camera obscura, ciba chrome paper
148x156 cm, mounted on plexy glass
No 3. Permanent Daylight/stereo picture ( … more
Showground is a sequel to Modelstudies (2001) in which Kooiker refers to a wide variation of photographic styles. But unlike e.g. Breitner – who used photo's as a prestudy for his paintings – for Kooiker, these pictures of models in his studio are an end in itself. In an atmosphere where also studio-assets come to play a role, the viewer becomes a peeping tom.
This exhibition is accompanied by the publication 'Showground':
Paul Kooiker/ Showground
200 x 152 mm
Initiated by the Young Photographers foundation, VZC shows work by:
Annemie Augustijns, Sema Bekirovic, Gwenneth Boelens, Melanie Bonajo, Yu Xiao Feng, Marijn de Jong, Babette Kleijn, Aurelio Kopainig, Florian Lantau, Katja Mater, Dorothee Meijer, Holger Niehaus, Krista van der Niet, Tijl dhe Nije, Jaap Scheeren, Diana Scherer and Wouter Stelwagen.
Portfolios are available.
Lives and works in Paris. Since 1994 his work has been exhibited in Amsterda, Paris, Luik and New York. His work has been published in the books Eau Source de Vie (1994), Mer d’Aral-les bateaux qui pleurent, Editions Hazan (2000), Nicolas Descottes, Paris/New York (2002). more