Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Dutch Seen: New York rediscovered

Dutch Seen
Napkin, 2009 copyright: Hendrik Kerstens

This show is just fabulous, great themes, amazing photography! 

The opening night was just one of those great Manhattan, NY scenes. I liked the majority of the work, I mean Erwin Olaf Dusk  series of photos of African Americans are just brilliant, so is Rineke Dijkstra Coney Island's bathers or  Charlotte Dumas portraits of dogs etc etc.

This exhibit is a excellent  destination this summer  for anybody who enjoys contemporary photography. Kathy Ryan did a superb job curating the show. A must go and see! 

Dutch Seen: New York Rediscovered, guest curator Kathy Ryan, photo editor of the New York Times Magazine, will lead a panel discussion with four of the 13 participating artists: Hendrik Kerstens, Erwin Olaf, Misha de Ridder, Inez van Lamsweerde, and Vinoodh Matadin. The panelists will discuss their participation in a Dutch photographic re-evaluation of New York, what inspired their work, their experiences while working on the project, and what insights they have gained along the way.

Dutch Seen: New York Rediscovered
Jun 10 through Sep 13

The Museum of the City of New York and Foam_Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam present Dutch Seen: New York Rediscovered. Guest curated by Kathy Ryan, Photo Editor of The New York Times Magazine, the exhibition will mark the 400th anniversary of the Dutch arrival in Manhattan and feature the work of contemporary Dutch photographers.

Through their considered gaze, the participating Dutch photographers will give a portrait of what New York City is today. The rich diversity, energy, tolerance, and commerce the Dutch brought with them to the first settlements, along with the stunning landscape that originally attracted the Dutch to the region 400 years ago still define New York City today and will be clearly visible in the photographs on display. The concept of the exhibition is created around the theme ‘portrait of the city’. The exhibition will consist of portraiture, landscapes, still lives, conceptual photographs, and documentary photography. It will be modern work, firmly rooted within the Dutch tradition.

This exhibition presents New Yorkers with some of the most exciting imagery in the photographic medium being done by the Dutch. The artists featured in the exhibition range from the legendary Rineke Dijkstra to emerging artists who are just now gaining recognition. Participating artists include: Morad Bouchakour, Misha de Ridder, Wijnanda Deroo, Rineke Dijkstra, Charlotte Dumas, Hendrik Kerstens, Arno Nollen, Erwin Olaf, Jaap Scheeren, Danielle van Ark, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, and Hellen van Meene. The majority of the work in the exhibition will be created and premiered in this exhibition. A fully illustrated catalogue featuring work created by all of the participating photographers shall accompany the exhibition

Museum of the City of New York
1220 5th avenue at 103rd street
New York, NY

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