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Chikako Watanabe / The Third House Owner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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