Revealing Reality / Andres Serrano

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

There is something special going on with regard to the oeuvre of Ceylonese 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 sensual and…read more

Juul Kraijer / Chimaera

Every living form conceals a world that can fill us with utter astonishment. The true artist is one who can open our eyes to the infinities that underlie the apparent simplicity of ordinary things. ‘If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite,’ wrote the 18th-century English poet…read more

Landscape with Tree / by Jamie Hawkesworth

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

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

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