Chikako Watanabe / The Third House Owner

tentoonstelling

In a house as old as Huis Marseille – 353 years – the histories of its many former residents are as interwoven as the traces and building styles they left behind. The first owner, Isaac Focquier, had the house built in 1665 and gave it the name Marseille, in gold-painted letters on the façade. In… read more

Harold Strak & Willem van Zoetendaal / Amsterdam Stuff

tentoonstelling

It all started with a single dedicated photographer, Harold Strak, who is well known for an almost scientific approach to the medium combined with a technical, but artistically inspired perfectionism. In 2009 he began working on a project that he never suspected would become his magnum opus: photographing the (mostly small) archaeological objects that were… read more

A Beautiful Moment / Japanese photography by Naoya Hatakeyama, Syoin Kajii, Rinko Kawauchi, Toshiko Okanoue, Yuki Onodera, Chino Otsuka and Nao Tsuda

tentoonstelling

Does a common thread run through the work of the seven photographers who have been brought together for the exhibition A Beautiful Moment? This is not a very easy question to answer. Although the exhibition focuses on a select number of photographers whose origins are all in Japan, the work of each of these photographers… read more

Collection / Jacqueline Hassink

tentoonstelling

Huis Marseille exhibited Jacqueline Hassink’s photo project Mindscapes in 2003, and this first-ever large-scale retrospective of her work was followed by The Power Show in 2008. While these two exhibitions took very different approaches to subject and form, they nevertheless had a strong thematic affinity: Hassink searches for the loci of power. For instance, she… read more

Hellen van Meene / And everything goes on when you die

tentoonstelling

The strange discrepancy between mourning and vitality How can it be that the world keeps turning, the sun shines on and the flowers bloom – that, in short, it can be a beautiful day – when someone you love has just died? How is it possible that between your tears, and to your own amazement,… read more

Joscha Steffens / Teen Spirit Island

tentoonstelling

The German photographer Joscha Steffens is intrigued by social subcultures. For his most recent project, Uchronia (2017), he infiltrated an occult group of SS fanatics. In 2012 he became fascinated by the world of games, both their virtual and live action versions, and by the themes of power and violence that are glamorized and aestheticized… read more

Collection: Han Singels / Polder Holland

tentoonstelling

The unambiguous title Polder Holland makes it clear what this series by Han Singels is all about: the classic Dutch polder landscape, a landscape which also forms the decor in the new series of panoramas by Hellen van Meene. For Hellen van Meene, the coffin and the mourners are the centrepiece; Han Singels gives pride… read more

Koos Breukel / Son

tentoonstelling

The Dutch portrait photographer Koos Breukel, whose oeuvre is held in high regard both in the Netherlands and abroad, has been photographing his eldest son Casper since he was born, in 2000. This has yielded a series of intimate and moving portraits which not only depict Casper in various phases of his life but which… read more

Finissage Chikako Watanabe

with a performance by Japanese singer Yuka Kawabe

Now and again a ghostly apparition floats into view in Holland’s verdant polder landscape — that of the Japanese singer Yuka Kawabe, in a spotless white dress. Against a background of wind, water and birdsong we hear snatches of traditional songs, softly sung by Kawabe. This installation and Watanabes’s other installation The Third House Owner… read more

Interview: Jeff Cowen

Photoworks

With Jeff Cowen / Photoworks Huis Marseille presents the first large-scale museum retrospective of the American photographer Jeff Cowen (New York, 1966) whose masterly, tactile, and sculptural photographic works are strongly linked to contemporary practices. Ann Gimpel, Collection and Exhibitions Coordinator at Huis Marseille, interviewed him about his motivations, techniques and more. Jeff Cowen /… read more

Interview: Scarlett Hooft Graafland

Shores Like You

In Shores Like You Huis Marseille presents photographs drawn from the series that Scarlett Hooft Graafland (Maarn, 1973) has been making in recent years. For her latest works she travelled from Vanuatu to Peru, Socotra, Dubai and Sweden. Nicky van Banning, Collection and Exhibitions Assistant at Huis Marseille, interviewed her on her working methods, her… read more

Interview: Stephen Shore

Retrospective

The work of renowned American photographer Stephen Shore has been getting a lot of attention. His work is currently showing in travelling exhibition This Place and a retrospective has been touring Spain, France and Germany, and is on show at Huis Marseille from 10 June 2016 till 4 September 2016. The MoMA is planning a major retrospective in the United States in the fall of 2017. Huis Marseille’s project curator Hinde Haest spoke to Stephen Shore about his retrospective. read more

Interview: Jeroen Robert Kramer

Une Femme

Une Femme, ‘a woman’, is where the story of the Dutch photographer Jeroen Robert Kramer begins and where it ends; but she is never actually shown. Kramer sketches the life of Monsieur Khiar, who – like Kramer himself – lives in Beirut, and in whose company he lives in the aftermath of civil war. The… read more

Interview: Martin Roemers on ‘Metropolis’

a conversation with assistant curator Anna Kruyswijk

In 2007 the Dutch photographer Martin Roemers started travelling all over the world to photograph ‘megacities’ – those home to over 10 million people – for his project Metropolis. Dynamic streams of movement and static infrastructure determine the composition of his photographs, the image forming a crossroads at which different lives converge. Although the visual… read more

Eddo Hartmann opens exhibition in North Korea

Photos were on display in Huis Marseille earlier in 2015

In March 2015, Huis Marseille opened the exhibition Eddo Hartmann / Setting the Stage: Pyongyang, North Korea. In this show, Hartmann exhibited photos which he made of architecture in the capitol of elusive North Korea. This exhibition is now continued in that very land: Hartmann has become the first Western photographer to open a public… read more

Former director Els Barents wins Colin Ford Award

Award given out by The Royal Photographic Society in London

Last Wednesday, 16 September 2015, our founder and former director Els Barents received the prestigious Colin Ford Award. The award is given each year by The Royal Photographic Society to honour an individual who has contributed in a major way to curatorship. From Barents’ biography, as spoken during the ceremony: Els Barents is a curator,… read more

collection