JH Engström is currently at the Foam Museum in Amsterdam. I was not very familiar with his work, but it is a great exhibition with exceptional work.
One of the series I really liked was CDG/JHE, a series made at the Charles de Gaulle Airport. It consist of overexposed pictures of the airport and its surroundings. The images often look like stills from a post-apocalyptic science fiction movie.
It looks like this short film was made when JH Engström was working on this series. The title suggests the subtitles are in English, but they are in French.
A New American Picture (2010, 2012) by Doug Rickard is a disturbing book and a great example of how Google Street View can be applied by artists. His new book N.A. that will be available soon in a trade ediiton published by Verlag Kettler and D.A.P. is even more disturbing. Especially if you consider that the pictures are completely sourced from YouTube video’s. Again Rickard uses publicly available material from the internet to expose scene’s he otherwise would have never been able to capture. Both books were initially published as limited edition books by the small publisher White-Press.
You could say there are too many photo events coming up in the Netherlands.
There is Useen in Amsterdam September 18-21, a photo fair similar to Paris Photo but of course more limited in scope and presence.
There is the Noordericht in Leeuwarden, a big photo festival between August 31 and October 26 with many exhibitions in museums and galleries.
There is Breda Photo, another photo festival from September 11 until October 26 with lots of big names like Todd Hido, Gregory Halpern, Alec Soth, Ed Templeton, Andrew Bush and Simon Roberts.
So if you plan to visit Unseen, stay two more days and travel by train in two hours to Leeuwarden for the Noorderlicht festival and in one and a half hour to Breda for Breda Photo. Both have plenty of interesting exhibitions with great names. Look up the websites for details. And if you like festivals and like culture, stay a bit longer to visit the Incubate festival, a kind of South by Southwest festival, in Tilburg one and a half hour by train from Amsterdam.
Photographer and blogger Harvey Benge about the exhibition and publication Gift by Rinko Kawauchi and Terrri Weifenbach. Gift is a very nice publication especially because the binding invites the reader to browse the pictures by Terri Weifenbach and Rinko Kawauchi simultaneously thus allowing you to follow the exchange of pictures.
New photo magazine FRIET with every day objects from the Amsterdam Noord/Zuidlijn (North/South metro line) excavations made from plastic . Archeology for children with photography by Harold Strak and design by Willem van Zoetendaal. Strak is photographing thousands of objects from the Noord/Zuidlijn excavations that will result in a major publication documenting the archeological discoveries.
Angela Ahrendts’s move to Apple could give the former Burberry C.E.O. a chance to solve tech companies’ fashion dilemma: how to create wearable technologies that people actually want to wear. http://nyr.kr/1mUElqi
Photograph: CBS Photo Archive/Delivered by Online USA/Getty.
This article makes me curious about Apple’s future direction. Will they be able to enter a new period of massive innovation?
Extensive digital publication by the RKD (Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie/Netherlands Institute for Art History) focusing on the working methods of Dutch artist Daan van Golden. This is a great resource for those interested in this artist. The text is only available in Dutch.
There is also a digital exhibition catalogue available for the current Daan van Golden exhibition Reflections in The Hague. You can view and download it here. The texts are in Dutch.
And last but not least Koenig books also recently published Daan van Golden: Photo Book(s), a publication documenting all of Van Golden’s publications related to his photography works.