Radio interview Vroege Vogels

Al wandelend door de winkelstraten en vervolgens in het bos, praat ik met Merlijn Schneiders over mijn nieuwe boek Biophilia. Je kan ons gesprek online terugluisteren in de uitzending van Vroege Vogels. Het begint bij 0:21:58.

Biophilia published in Dutch newspaper NRC

“… Wie het afgelopen jaar weleens een videovergadering in Teams of Zoom heeft bijgewoond, weet: je kunt met één muisklik op de savanne zijn, of in de jungle. Gewoon een kwestie van je digitale achtergrond aanpassen.
Maar niet alleen via onze computerschermen halen we de natuur in huis. Van sloffen tot paraplu’s, van notitieboekjes tot behang: vrijwel alles is tegenwoordig verkrijgbaar met fleurige bloemenprint of olijke dierenopdruk.
Die verwildering van onze huiselijke omgeving vormt het onderwerp van Biophilia, een fotoboek van beeldend kunstenaar Annegien van Doorn dat 14 februari verschijnt…”

Lees hier het hele artikel over mijn nieuwe werk Biophilia in het NRC.

Thank you 💚

Thanks to 179 backers my upcoming photo book Biophilia is fully funded at Voordekunst!

In a nutshell Biophilia is about our distorted relationship with nature. At Voordekunst you can read a lot more about it. There is also a video in which I explain it 2 minutes (wearing a panther suit 🐆)

Biophilia is expected in January 2022.
You can pre-order your copy in my webshop.

Biophilia will be exhibited at BredaPhoto 2022

The 10th edition of BredaPhoto will take place in 2022. Starting as a local initiative, they have grown into an international photography festival with a worldwide network of photography friends, curators and visitors. To celebrate this, they are organizing a major jubilee project that will bridge the gap between then and now. From each previous edition they have invited one photographer again to participate in BredaPhoto 2022: Theater of Dreams.
In 2008 Annegien van Doorn (NL) exhibited the series ‘Various Perspectives of my Room’ in the Stadsgallerij. In 2022 she will return with the project ‘Biophilia’ (which in Greek literally means love for life) that is about the innate attraction of humans to nature. In a video made for the Kick Off of BredaPhoto 2020 she tells us her motivation to make this project

Image poetry by Jedithja de Groot in Parool

The Museum for Non-Essential Art was founded by We Are Public to question the place that art has in our society, since non-essential shops were recently allowed to open their doors, but museums and cultural institutions had to remain closed. Annegien van Doorn created the Compulsive series for this museum. On the one hand, it refers to the way in which Van Doorn treats products with an irresistible urge to demolish them and transform them into something meaningful. And on the other hand it refers to and criticises our common compulsive shopping behaviour. 

Domestic Science is part of Rétrospective Oodaaq

The 21st of May opens L’Estival Oodaaq in Rennes with the presentation of Quatre saisons, a retrospective video program with 100 works. Like a year that will pass and re-pass before your eyes, a continuous cycle, an infinite revolution.
I’m happy my video Domestic Science is part of the spring. Check out the teaser of spring here

Museum For Non-Essential Art

Since 28 April, non-essential shops have had their doors open again. But museums and cultural institutions remain closed. What does this say about the place art has in our society? With this museum, We Are Public wants to get people thinking about what is essential and what is not, and what place art has in our society. 

They’ve asked me to combine my practise as an artist and commissioned photographer to make a piece of art for the exhibition which they could use for the campaign of the museum as well.

You can see the final result from 12 – 26 May⁠ at Staalstraat 7-B, Amsterdam (@droog)
Wednesday to Friday 10am-6pm / Saturday & Sunday 12am – 6pm⁠


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