NL Imagined (exhibition) 想像荷兰(展览)


“想像荷兰”(NL Imagined)


马万·巴西奥尼(Marwan Bassiouni),约翰内斯·博斯格拉(Johannes Bosgra),汉斯·艾克尔布姆(Hans Eijkelboom),马维尔·哈里斯(Marvel Harris),埃瑞克·卡瑟斯(Erik Kessels),黛娜·利申博格(Dana Lixenberg),科琳娜·诺登博斯(Corinne Noordenbos),欧文·奥拉夫(Erwin Olaf),波林·奥斯登(Paulien Oltheten),薇薇安·萨森(Viviane Sassen),吉勒姆·特拉彭伯格(Gilleam Trapenberg)


何伊宁(Yining He)、鲁小本(Ruben Lundgren)

场馆 Venue

上海摄影艺术中心(Shanghai Center of Photography)

Address: Shanghai Center of Photography, 2555-1 Longteng Avenue, Shanghai


“NL Imagined" is a survey of contemporary Dutch photography curated by Yining He and Ruben Lundgren. The exhibition includes the work of 11 established and emerging artists living and working in the Netherlands (NL). The exhibition showcases the artists' responses to contemporary topics concerning the Netherlands' history, society and culture. In the collected works of these photographers, we find challenges to established paradigms of both the language and techniques inherent in the Dutch photographic tradition. The approaches taken reflect the artists' efforts to reshape contemporary Dutch photographic arts with greater relevance to the rapidly evolving present times.

“NL Imagined” features works from Marwan Bassiouni, Johannes Bosgra, Hans Eijkelboom, Marvel Harris, Erik Kessels, Dana Lixenberg, Corinne Noordenbos, Erwin Olaf, Paulien Oltheten, Viviane Sassen and Gilleam Trapenberg. Through a wide array of creative approaches, the participating artists capture the architecture of sacred spaces, and look at nature, community and everyday life, together with topics of colonization, personal identity, and kinship, as topics for reflection. These combine to a new current dialogue between history and the present, between today’s reality and what local audiences might imagine about the Netherlands.

Promoting deeper communication between China and the Netherlands is one of the primary motivations for this exhibition project. This year marks the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and the Netherlands. “NL Imagined” is an essential cultural component of a broader program conceived in celebration of this anniversary. The Netherlands is a global center for art publishing, with a long history of design excellence, including photo books. “NL Imagined” includes examples of award-winning books published by six leading Dutch publishers and other institutions on loan from the cultural section of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in China. The exhibition will also be accompanied by a range of online and offline sharing and discussion on practices in Dutch photography.

“NL Imagined” opens on August 6th, 2022, at the Shanghai Center of Photography.