Dysfunctional Matters II / Redefining Desire @ Corrosia, Almere

For the group exhibition Dysfunctional Matters II / Redefining Desire at Corrosia I created a new installation titled Overlook. 

The other artists are: Roos Quakernaat, Suzie van Staaveren & Afra Eisma and Casper Braat.

You can visit the exhibition until the 20th of May 2017. For more information about opening hours and guided tours, click here.

Costa Mediterranea is selected for the Monographic Photopaper magazine

PHOTOPAPER states they present outstanding photographic work nominated by international experts in the field, so I’m very happy to be nominated by Erik Kessels. 

“Annegien van Doorn is one of the biggest talents in Holland at the moment. She has a perfect eye for the ordinary and is able to turn this into the extra-ordinary in her images. Her work has a performative character, which also shows in the installations she makes of her work. In costa mediterranea she explores the (sur)reality of everyday life on a cruise ship, capturing the feeling of alienation she had when she found herself in the middle of the ocean, trapped in a neoclassical décor mixed with cheap looking hotel-like elements and a constant lack of privacy. Sometimes she interfered with reality, but often reality itself was more than enough to create intriguing images. The combination of photography, performance and installation creates a breath of fresh air, which is important in a time where a lot of work starts to look-alike.”

[Erik Kessels]

Fabulous Failures @ Les Recontres de la Photographie d’Arles

I’m very excited my work will be part of the exhibition “Fabulous Failures” at the famous Photography Festival in Arles this summer.
The exhibition is curated by Erik Kessels:

“Nowadays most art, design and photography portrays perfection. Contemporary popular culture is drowning under a tidal wave of superficiality and over-perfection. Posed, polished and controlled. As if it were a reflection of our endless search for clarity and calmness and an antidote for the chaos in our lives. Digital techniques has created an abundance of images. We shoot and shoot until we get it right. The imperfect pictures get deleted and the good ones get a filter or a touchup. In our perfection-obsessed culture we shy away from errors and that is, in my humble opinion, a disaster. Luckily failing is something artists and photographers more and more take as a subject for their work. This exhibition shows a large overview of the best fabulous failures found in contemporary art, design and photography, made by a group of artists that like to fight perfection, embrace serendipity and search for fabulous failures.”

More information about the show you can find here.