Jeff Cowen / Photoworks

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In an age when the world, and the medium of photography in particular, is dominated by digital techniques, and the attribute of authenticity is acquiring ever more value, the work of Jeff Cowen has a special place. In Cowen’s approach the transience and ephemerality of photography is paradoxically united with the immortality and tractability of… read more

In Egypt / Travellers and Photographers, 1850–1900

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This spring, Huis Marseille will host a major exhibition about 19th century photography in Egypt. Join us for a trip along the Nile in the footsteps of the many travellers and photographers who rediscovered the country in the 19th century. The exhibition consists entirely of objects from Dutch collections and offers a diverse portrayal of… read more

Revealing Reality / Andres Serrano

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The oeuvre of the prominent artist Andres Serrano (New York, 1950) is both provocative and fascinating. In terms of scale, composition and subject matter his works of art show strong similarities to the work of the Old Masters, but unlike these old paintings Serrano’s work confronts us powerfully and directly with contemporary reality. Serrano has a deep interest… read more

Lionel Wendt / Ceylon

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There is something special going on with regard to the oeuvre of Sri Lankan photographer Lionel Wendt (1900–1944). After a period of relative oblivion, Wendt was rediscovered – or discovered, in fact – worldwide as a unique, individualistic photographer who availed himself of experimental techniques and modern compositions. Wendt’s choice of subjects was eclectic: from… read more

Juul Kraijer / Chimaera

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The imagery of artist Juul Kraijer (1970) transcends traditional iconographies: The photos in the Chimaera exhibition make the implausible come true. The foundation of the mysterious photos in Kraijer’s latest photo series is the human body, but she presents its form in a way that defies all classification. Ultimate control of the body is a… read more

Landscape with Tree / by Jamie Hawkesworth

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Jamie Hawkesworth’s approach to photography is grounded in the subtle, elegiac and spirited heritage of British documentary photography. In 2007 Jamie Hawkesworth (1987) was studying Forensic Science at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston (UK) when he first picked up a camera to photograph reconstructed crime scenes. A year later he decided to switch… read more

Ad van Denderen / Jerusalem Stone

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Renowned Dutch photographer Ad van Denderen (1943) has been photographing the West Bank of the Jordan river since the 1960s. After many years of journalistic and documentary photography, primarily in black and white, he recently decided to work more in colour. In his words, ‘…this serves as a metaphor for recent developments on the West… read more

Eddo Hartmann / Setting the Stage: Pyongyang, North Korea, Part 2

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In the spring of 2015 Huis Marseille displayed the first part of Eddo Hartmann’s (1973) project in which he attempted to visualize reality in Pyongyang. Pyongyang, the capital and largest city of North Korea, is the epitome of a concept, the model city as theme park, a city full of futuristic monuments that radiate absolute… 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

New photobooks in the store

With our new website, we’ve also added a few great new photobooks to our online store, including Hellen van Meene / The Years Shall Run Like Rabbits, Geert Goiris / Prophet, Paul Kooiker / Nude Animal Cigar, Viviane Sassen / Lexicon & Viviane Sassen / UMBRA. More new titles, remarkable photobooks and special editions can… read more

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