Retrospective of Rob Hornstra’s work in Russia
14 November 2013
Huis Marseille will be showing a large retrospective of Rob Hornstra’s work in Russia over the last ten years, including The Sochi Project, the long term project in which he and Arnold van Bruggen documented the changes of the Sochi area due to the arrival of the Olympic Winter Games.
Golden years: Rob Hornstra’s Russia
Huis Marseille, Amsterdam
14 December 2013 – 9 March 2014
Book signings Paris Photo
14 November 2013
Book signing at Flatland Gallery, C33
Friday 15 November, 3 pm
Book signing at Aperture, EE10 - Friday 15 November, 4 pm
Book signing at Flatland, C33 - Saturday 16 November, 4 pm
Conference, at Le Bal (6, Impasse de la Défense, Paris) - Sunday November 17, 11 am
Photographer Rob Hornstra (Borne, 1975) censored for THE SOCHI PROJECT in Russia
30 September 2013
Sadly the Russian government has refused to provide Dutch photographer his new press visa. He is the first Dutch journalist since the fall of the Soviet Union to lose his press visa and press accreditation. The refusal is a blow to the bilateral Netherlands-Russia Year 2013.
The exhibition at the Moscow Winzavod art museum, Russia on the Sochi Project has been cancelled by the organisation of Winzavod. Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen were refused their visa to enter Russia and to attend their own exhibition. THE EXHIBITION THAT WAS PLANNED from 18 October 2013 till 22 December 2013 can be seen online at Lenta.ru
In the meantime, Rob and Arnold organized a shadow opening in Moscow and Amsterdam. This alternative opening will take place simultaneously in the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam (Pleinfoyer) and the Sakharov Centre in Moscow on Friday, 18 October at 5pm (7pm in Moscow).
Together with the Russian partners, they want to use these parallel events to make a statement against the cancelled exhibition and the denial of their visas, and for the dissemination of our alternative story about the Olympic Games in Russia.
Flatland Gallery is proud to present the last chapter of The Sochi Project by Rob Hornstra.
Book signing Rob Hornstra:
Saturday 16 November, 4 pm
Grand Palais, Paris, France
UNSEEN PHOTO FAIR
25 September 2013
Jaap Scheeren, Flowers in red, green and blue 2, C print On Fuji Archive Paper, wooden frame, 124 x 160 cm
Booth # 19 (Gashouder)
26 September 2013 till 29 September 2013
Flatland Gallery presents Jaap Scheeren, Rob Hornstra, Stanislaw Lewkowicz and Erwin Olaf.
Aside from the main presentation of FLATLAND GALLERY at Unseen Photo Fair, Unseen has invited artist Jaap Scheeren for Unseen Niches (a platform for artist collectives) and for the Photographer Talks. Also invited for the Photographer Talks is award winning photographer Rob Hornstra who will comment on THE SOCHI PROJECT, a project of Hornstra and writer/filmmaker Arnold van Bruggen.
Disco Exhibition at Flatland Gallery
25 September 2013
Disco and Disco spirit are at the core of the exhibition at Flatland Gallery in Amsterdam. Selected are works (mainly, but not exclusively photographs) that epitomise the eccentricity of Disco.
From 19 October 2013 till 23 November 2013
In 2013 the pop charts know more dance-disco songs than at any other moment since the late 1970s. This may apply to just magic moments from a decade of disco eclecticism, the movement in music that integrated the legacy of minimalism that put lyrics first with the blurring of art and kick drums.
Often magic in the outlook, the selection ranges from show birds to old ladies, to the world of chemistry and psychedelic hedonistic moods. But not so obvious, the exhibition hits a serious note.
Lovers of Disco talk about a D.H.M., a "deep hidden meaning", but perhaps Disco is better characterised by a studied superficiality. Or rather a deliberately superficial aesthetic, highlighting style, a way to ignore "substance" which is often code for domestic comfort zones.
Interesting, this 'cheesy' side of Disco - it included also a thriving drug subculture, and it was the queen of hedonism: rampant promiscuity, fun, overwhelming sound, colourful pants, kitschy robot costumes and sexiness. - had a tremendous impact on gay liberation, on the connection between black, dorky white people and the Hispanic.
Flatland Gallery at Paris Photo
13 August 2013
We are proud to be participating again in this year's Paris Photo, held at the Grand Palais from November 14 to 17, 2013.
EYE screens 'Tadzio' by F. Franciscus and Erwin Olaf
12 July 2013
On July 12 EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam will host a special screening of the 1991 short film 'Tadzio'. This collaboration between the artists F. Franciscus and Erwin Olaf was inspired by Luchino Visconti's 'Death in Venice'.
The screening is part of the Federico Fellini retrospective at EYE and will be followed by a Q&A with Erwin Olaf on his appreciation for the work of Fellini.
Pieter Henket in the news
31 May 2013
Pieter Henket's show at Museum de Fundatie in Zwolle has drawn the attention of our national media. The radio interview for the well-known culture and media talkshow 'Kunststof' on May 29 was followed by a portrait done by the national television show EenVandaag at Nederland 1, the number one tv-channel of the Netherlands.
On May 30th he was interviewed again on radio, this time for 'De Avonden', the cultural program at Radio 6, wich can be heard here. In all national quality newspapers reviews were published, from Het Parool, De Volkskrant, AD and NRC.
Saturday June 1, 2013, Pieter Henket will appear on national television as a guest at 'Langs de Leeuw' with Paul de Leeuw, 8:25 pm at Nederland 2. This day the NRC will bring a 'Lunch'- interview, as seen in the Financial Times.
Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix attends opening Pieter Henket
01 May 2013
The Royal Highness Princess Beatrix will attend the opening of the exhibition THE WAY I SEE IT of Pieter Henket at Museum De Fundatie in Zwolle, The Netherlands.
THE WAY I SEE IT brings together his photographs that he took over the past few years as well as ‘The Wait’, a filminstallation that includes awardwinning actors such as Willeke van Ammelrooy, Gijs Scholten van Aschat, Tygo Gernandt and others.
Henket developed a reputation for his rocky edge images that are deadon 'disco'. Fascinated with capturing the image as if it were a still, with all its cinematographic characteristics and thus hard to copy, Pieter Henket evokes electric vibes.
On the occasion of Pieter Henket's solo exhibition a catalogue designed by Paul Boudens is published, with an introductory text by Els Quaegebeur.
Martin Roemers amidst Walker Evans, Diane Arbus and Irving Penn
05 April 2013
Wednesday 3rd April, 2013, New York.
The Boston-area collectioneur Anthony Terrana put a large part of his collection to auction at Philips in New York. A lot of pieces were in his bedroom— the Richard Avedon 'Dovima With Elephants,' different Sally Mann photos over the years and the Edward Weston 'Shells.' The photograph of Martin Roemers, Mumbai, from his series Metropolis, was not included in the sale and will remain in the collection of dr. Anthony Terrana who likes having the work in his office. (More in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, A Periodontist's Photographic Passion, March 30, 2013).
The next megacity that Martin Roemers will include in his famous 'Metropolis' series is the City of New York, connecting New York to cities as Mumbai (India), Kolkata (India), Manilla (Philippines); Karachi (Pakistan); Cairo (Egypt), Buenos Aires (Argentina) and many other megacities.