On July 15th Sea You was in Dutch newspaper NRC. You can read the entire article here.
Thursday 13th of July 2023 my new photo book Sea You was launched at FOAM Editions in Amsterdam with special beers brewed by my father and a beautiful essay written and read by writer Franca Treur. Here you can watch a video impression of the evening.
During Covid I transformed my collection of everyday objects that feature popular animal patterns like leopard, tigers, and zebras into masks. Traditionally these kinds of masks were designed for transformation: as soon as you put on a mask, you invite the spirit of the animal into your body. Does this still happen when you wear your leopard-print sunglasses? Or do you get possessed by the spirit of commerce?
From May 25th you can see my collection in the Wonder Window of Vandejong in Amsterdam!
Click here to read the entire article (dutch) in De Volkskrant about the exhibition Ons dorp en de zee at Zeeuws Museum, Middelburg
Ons dorp en de zee (Our Village and The Sea) is the second in a new series of exhibitions by De Mix Nederland. It is the result of an initiative by Stichting Beeldmix in partnership with NS, ProRail and the Zeeuws Museum. In each new show by De Mix, historical photo collections are used as a source of inspiration by contemporary Dutch photographers. The exciting, stimulating and sometimes touching combinations produce an unexpected voyage of discovery in The Netherlands of today and yesterday.
“Ons dorp en de zee (Our Village and the Sea) is a series of loving encounters on the dike of Westkapelle. We see people and things that, like Neeltje Flipse-Roelse, are drawn to the sea. I think the way Annegien van Doorn explores her own relationship with the sea through these encounters is extraordinary. In juxtaposition to Van Doorn’s sharp and funny observations and interventions, the artistic talent of Zeeland’s amateur photographer Flipse-Roelse is convincingly demonstrated”
– Ivo van Werkhoven [curator Zeeuws Museum]
I’m very happy with this in depth review of my photo book Biophilia by Delaney Hoffman at Strange Fire Collective
“De mens wil zich verbonden voelen met de natuur, noem het een basisbehoefte, maar onze relatie met de wereld daarbuiten is verwrongen. Zoals Joni Mitchell het in 1970 al zong in haar song ‘Big yellow taxi’: ‘They paved paradise, put up a parking lot/ With a pink hotel, a boutique, and a swingin’ hot spot.’ We dammen de natuur in, leggen een parking aan en vragen vervolgens toegangsgeld om ernaar te kijken. Als er maar geen onkruid tussen de voegen van de parkeerplaatsen groeit.”
Lees hier het hele artikel over mijn nieuwe werk Biophilia in het weekblad van De Standaard.
Yeahhh my photo book Biophilia is launched in FOAM Amsterdam. Thank you all for visiting!