Top 10 shows not to miss

by Unseen October 31 2017

© Marleen Sleeuwits | Interior no.49

Unseen selects photography shows in the Netherlands not to be missed before the end of the year

This year’s Unseen Amsterdam is over, but there are still plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in amazing photography throughout the Netherlands until the end of the year. We’re listing photography exhibitions and events happening before 2017 comes to an end. Be sure to catch them before it’s too late!

In October, the Noordelicht International Photography Festival kicked off and is taking place at various locations throughout Groningen until December with exhibitions focused on the theme NUCLEUS: Imagining Science.

A number of exhibitions that were included in Unseen Amsterdam’s City Programme and Open Gallery Night are also still open throughout the winter, including a show at Galerie Alex Daniëls of Chen Nong’s series Silk Road, and Framer Framed’s Chomma with work by Jody Brand. Additionally, a show organised as a visual dialogue between individual works by Sylvie Bonnot and Zhu Hong is happening at Merchant House.

Zhu Hong & Sylvie Bonnot. Installation view. TMH 2017. Courtesy of The Merchant House.jpg Zhu Hong & Sylvie Bonnot. Installation view. TMH 2017. Courtesy of The Merchant House

On the 3rd of November, The Ravestijn Gallery is opening The Fluid Right Edge, an exhibition of Nico Krijno’s work, an artist who participated in Unseen Amsterdam 2015 and 2017. The exhibition further develops Krijno’s pioneering and avant-garde approach to photography.

Amsterdam Art Weekend is taking place from the 23-26 November, and includes a number of exhibitions by galleries who participated at Unseen Amsterdam, including andriesse eyck galerie, Ron Mandos and Stigter van Doesburg.

Huis Marseille’s exhibition of Jamie Hawkesworth’s work will be displayed until the 3rd of December, and two new shows will open on the 9th of December. Documenting the lived experience of North Korean citizens in the country’s capital, Eddo Hartmann’s Setting the Stage: Pyongyang, North Korea, Part 2 includes video and VR installations. Additionally, Ad van Denderen’s Jerusalem Stone documents the daily lives of individuals in Israel and the Palestinian Territories.

The Foam Talent exhibition is still up at Foam until the 12th of November, and includes several artists that showed their work during Unseen Amsterdam, like Thomas Kuijpers (NL), Mark Dorf (USA) and Vasantha Yogananthan (FR). Two new exhibitions will be opening on the 17th of November, including ING Unseen Talent Award finalist Stefanie Moshammer’s Tomorrow of Yesterday, a visual documentation of the Haitian island Île-à-Vache. Additionally, the 2015 Meijburg Art Commission winner Anouk Kruitof’s ¡Aguas!  is opening alongside Moshammer’s exhibition, exploring the complex relationship between man and nature in a post-internet era.

Two of Unseen’s leading galleries located in The Hague are opening multiple exhibitions, including Dürst Britt & Mayhew’s exhibitions of Paul Beumer and Jacqueline de Jong’s work. On the 18th of November, LhGWR will open a new site-specific installation by Marleen Sleeuwits, in which photographic and sculptural works come together.

Continue your trip in The Hague by visiting Fotomuseum den Haag’s exhibition Photography and Form a, which is on until 14 January, and be sure to check out the iamExpat Fair, which will take place on the 4th of November.

gemeentemuseumdenhaag.jpg Gerard Kiljan (1891-1968), Zonder titel (Pillen), 1930

Extend your photographic journey to Rotterdam, where a number of galleries and museums are exhibiting exciting new photography exhibitions this season. Until the 7th of  January, Nederlands Fotomuseum is exhibiting the work of Bruce Davidson in the exhibition Bruce Davidson: American Photographer, a retrospective on the photographer’s main themes, including civil rights, violence, poverty, racism, and immigration.

Additionally, at this year’s Unseen Amsterdam, two galleries from Rotterdam participated showing the work of a number of their photographic artists. Galerie Rianne Groen announced an upcoming group exhibition titled Psychosculputral Aesthetics from 25th of November onwards, and CINNNAMON just opened an exhibition of Filip Vervaet’s work.

Be sure to check out each institution’s website for more detailed information on exhibitions and events, and follow us on Instagram for updates about our own visits to local and international photography events! #unseentravels