/ Essentially Absent

Exhibition May 3 to May 25 2008


Oliver Boberg
Margareth Doorduin
Michiel Kluiters
Katja Mater
Gert Jan Kocken
Krista van der Niet
Wouter van Riessen
Marleen Sleeuwits

Curated by Eelco van der Lingen icw Margareth Doorduin

Essentially Absent was based on 'the absence of the subject' or 'the subject of absence' within contemporary photography.
Photography is originally a medium in which subjects are shown, portrayed or proven. Within contemporary art the traditional role of dealing with the imagination is no longer limited to painting or sculpture.
Nine photographers showed pictures in which the subject of the picture was not shown in the picture itself.

 


Talk May 23 2008

Wouter van Riessen

Is a painter, makes drawings and graphics, is a musician and a photographer. He does not consider his sel fportraits as a platform for his inner feelings but as a mirror that give him the possibility of identification. He pictures himself hidden behind a mask and make up or with the dominating company of hand puppets and marionets. In his talk Wouter van Riessen discussed the pressence or lack of it of himself within his work accompanied by songs. 

 


Talk May 14 2008

K. Schippers

Author of  amongst others: Waar was je nou? (2005), De vliegende camera (2004) and Het witte schoolbord (1989) is a visual writer. An author with a strong connection with fine arts and photography.
The Subject of 'absence' is a recurring theme in his work. As 'a writer who watches' K. Schippers was asked to give insight into the role of absence within his work and thoughts.

 



Wouter van Riessen

Gert Jan Kocken

Margareth Doorduin

Michiel Kluiters 

Margareth Doorduin, Oliver Boberg

Margereth Doorduin

Wouter van Riessen

Krista van der Niet, Margareth Doorduin

Marleen Sneeuwits




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