13 Oct - 4 Nov
Simulacrum II Fries Museumphoto: © Thibault Brunet
8 Sep - 25 Nov
Simulacrum II Fries Museumphoto: © Leigh Merrill - The Palm Tree
8 Sep - 25 Nov
Alice Wielinga Station area, Leeuwarden
25 Sep - 25 Nov
ArtisBook is organising the WKB18 in collaboration with twenty-five galleries, museums and other institutions in the city of Groningen: exhibitions, lectures, performances, workshops and conversations about artists' books from the sixties up until 2018.
At Noorderlicht - where we turn The Week into three weeks – the books and work of six artists will be exhibited: Wil van Iersel, Elisabeth Tonnard, Jan van der Til, Anouk Kruithof, Carina Hesper and Jan Dirk van der Burg. In this case, the 'books' we are showing are not the carriers of art but the artworks themselves.
In the Hannie Mein Gallery in Home Center in Wolvega (Friesland, the Netherlands), the Hannie Mein Art Prize was awarded for the fourth time on Saturday 13 October. Winner was Ton Broekhuis, artist and founding father of Noorderlicht | House of Photography. He received the Hannie Mein artwork from Sicco Kapenga, director of the Home Center. Ton Broekhuis will exhibit at Noorderlicht from November 16th with a retrospective exhibition.
© Lenus van der Broek
Noorderlicht | House of Photography and the Frisian Museum present 'Simulacrum II'. In the photo exhibition in the Frisian Museum five artists can be seen who manipulate reality. In their work the boundary between real and unreal is hardly recognizable.
Photography is no longer reliable when it comes to the representation of reality. Many of the images in our environment have been manipulated. The advertising world uses digital models and in films completely different worlds are created. The artists in this exhibition investigate the feasibility of reality, each in their own way.
photo foto: Thibault Brunet, from the series 'Territoires Circonscrits'
BOOK PRESENTATION 'NORTHERN GHANA LIFE' IN DE ZWIJGER IN AMSTERDAM
Last Wednesday, October 17, I presented the book 'Northern Ghana Life' at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam. What considerations have been made in the curation process of the photographers and images? What story does the project tell us? Sterre Sprengers interviewed participating photographer Patrick Willocq and me.
The book is for sale in our shop: http://www.noorderlicht.com/nl/shop/boeken/northern-ghana-life/.
Every year the management of EU-Japan Fest invites the cultural capitals of Europe to appoint a photographer to travel to Japan. This year Noorderlicht is the organising party for this exchange in The Netherlands, in cooperation with Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018, inviting Alice Wielinga to make a series in the prefecture of Aomori. These huge collages can be seen on the square in front of the railway station in Leeuwarden.
photo: Hanne van der Velde