KATINKA LAMPE at The Nederlands Fotomuseum
The Nederlands Fotomuseum turns WHITE!
From 14 September 2013 to 5 January 2014, the Nederlands Fotomuseum will present the exhibition WHITE | PHOTOGRAPHY, ART, DESIGN, FASHION, FILM. This exhibition displays existing and new work by national and international talent, by established and promising artists such as Eve Arnold, Sandra Backlund, David Batchelor, Aziz Bekkaoui, Dinie Besems, Blommers / Schumm, Erwin Blumenfeld, Irma Boom, Guy Bourdin, Jan des Bouvrie, Joost van den Broek, Frank Bruggeman, Comme des Garçons, Anton Corbijn, Ellen Deckwitz & Ingmar Heytze, Jackie Dewe Mathews, Elspeth Diederix, Cheryl Donegan, Charlotte Dumas, Marlene Dumas, Lidewij Edelkoort, Olafur Eliasson, Ed van der Elsken, Fleur Goedendorp, Philippe Grandrieux, Carli Hermès, Iris van Herpen and Isaïe Bloch, Claudy Jongstra, Seydou Keïta, Ellsworth Kelly, Geert van Kesteren, Fransje Killaars, Aart Klein, Robin Kolleman, Katrin Korfmann, Anouk Kruithof, Katinka Lampe, Inez van Lamsweerde, Ola Lanko, Joep van Lieshout, Nanine Linning & Les Deux Garçons, Marsel Loermans|Anton Spruit, Loesje, Evelien Lohbeck, Kadir van Lohuizen, Petra Lunenburg, Maison Martin Margiela, Piero Manzoni, Raquel Maulwurf, Paul McCarthy, Richard Meier, Christien Meindertsma, Vincent Mentzel, Lana Mesic, Krijn van Noordwijk, Erwin Olaf, Cas Oorthuys, Lonneke van der Palen, Christopher Payne, Pierre et Gilles, Bertjan Pot, Carla van de Puttelaar, Raw Color, Leni Riefenstahl, Karin Sander, Jaap Scheeren, Scheltens & Abbenes, Roland Schimmel, Michael Schnabel, Scholten & Baijings, Jan Schoonhoven, Marleen Sleeuwits, Berndnaut Smilde, Berend Strik, Studio Drift, Cornelie Tollens, Oliviero Toscani, Luc Tuymans, Bibi van der Velden, Dirk van Weelden, Isabelle Wenzel, Guido van der Werve, Johannes Wiebel, Peter de Wit, Mark van der Zouw and Corné van der Stelt, Piet Zwart and many others. The WHITE exhibition is a total experience with photography as its leitmotiv.
White stands for a fresh start, a blank page. This colour forms the point of departure for a multi-faceted exhibition in which the public is brought into contact with the various significances of white. WHITE is a multidisciplinary event, presenting documentary, portrait and landscape photography, as well as art, fashion, design, architecture, film, video and more. WHITE is all about our society, about diverse cultures, religion and politics. WHITE is historical and contemporary. It is a voyage of discovery along narratives and experiences full of contrasts between light and dark, open and closed, life and death. WHITE shows the relationship between photography as an art form and current social themes, as well as the interaction between the museum’s own collection, extraordinary works on loan, and unique works realized through commissions. WHITE has been compiled by Anne van der Zwaag, curator and publicist in the domain of art, design, fashion, photography and colour!
The WHITE exhibition is part of the long-term programme entitled BLACK&WHITE, which has been made possible by a generous contribution from the Wertheimer Fund. With a fascinating total concept that will be rolled out in the course of several years, the museum is positioning itself as the Netherlands’ top Museum of Photography in the field of historical and contemporary photography with societal relevance and a border-breaking character. Nowadays, as the boundaries between the various art disciplines are blurring, the Nederlands Fotomuseum is looking beyond its own particular medium and is placing photography in a broad creative context. For more information, please see www.zwartwit.nu.
ABOUT Katinka Lampe
Born in 1963 in Tilburg, NL
Lives and works in Rotterdam, NL
Katinka Lampe traverses the realms of figurative, expressionist, and abstract painting in her soft, yet uncanny, portraits. Her works, though imbued with a sense of realism, are not meant to represent those that they depict. Resemblance is not the defining characteristic of these pieces. Instead, the artist sees the figures as visual impressions that, once transformed by her gaze, become representative of larger themes within society, rather than the individual.
Lampe often uses accessories loaded with connotation to provoke loose characterizations of theme and mood. The imposed roles played by her models, their poses, expressions, and their way of being dressed, mostly copied from magazines, the internet or old master paintings, obscure their personality and provoke deeper and subjective meaning in the minds of the viewers. Through these juxtapositions the artist explores important societal themes relating to identity, aging, color, and the ever-growing dependence on media.
Katinka Lampe is an artist based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She received her degree from the Academy of Art and Design St. Joost in ‘s Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. Her work has been widely exhibited internationally in a variety of galleries, museums, and prominent art fairs such as Museum Arnhem, Arnhem,NL: Museum Van Loon, Amsterdam, NL; Singer Museum, Laren, NL, Museum Jan Cunen, Oss, NL ; Untitled Art San Francisco, USA and Untitled, Art, Miami Beach, USA. Her work is included in the collections of 21C Museum Hotels, USA; West Sun Capital Collection, Montreal,CA: Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, NL; APMA, AmorePacific Museum of Art Seoul, KR; Museum van Loon, Amsterdam, NL; C.N.A.P Centre National des Arts Plastique, Paris, FR; Museum More, Gorssel, NL; Schunck*, Heerlen, NL; Akzo Nobel Art Foundation, Amsterdam,Nl; De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, NL; ING Collection, Amsterdam, NL; Art Curial, Paris, FR; Frisseras Museum Athens, GR, and Cobra to Contemporary/The Brown Family Collection.