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 Laurens Aaij, Marijn Akkermans, Eve Arnold, Sandra Backlund, David Batchelor, Aziz Bekkaoui, Mattijs van Bergen, 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  


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