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Van Zoetendaal & The Collection

20 May- 3 September

Exercising his expert eye for the beauties of photography, guest curator Willem van Zoetendaal will introduce us to over 200 photographs from the Collection in their original form: that is, directly printed from the negatives. Many of the photographs in the exhibition are well-known in cropped versions but are now being shown for the first time in their entirety. Van Zoetendaal demonstrates that a great deal of information about the photographer’s vision and approach can lie in precisely those apparently insignificant and casual details that cropping tends to eliminate.

Van Zoetendaal will reveal the continuing relevance of the photographs in the museum collection by complementing them with contemporary photographs. The combination produces unexpected links and parallels between past and present. For example, the fact that photographers – then as now – were attracted by motifs like solitary trees, moonlight or reflections in water.

Participating photographers
From the Collection: Katharina Eleonore Behrend, Paul Citroen, Cobie Douma, Bernard F. Eilers, Wally Elenbaas, Ed van der Elsken, Kees Hana, Esther Kroon, Cas Oorthuys, Frits J. Rotgans, Paul Schuitema, Paul Steenhuizen, Richard Tepe and Piet Zwart.
Contemporary photographers: Céline van Balen, Ruth van Beek, Holger Niehaus, Arjan de Nooy, Diana Scherer, Otto Snoek and Harold Strak.

www.nederlandsfotomuseum.nl/en/exhibition/spring-tide/


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Anne Geene, Arjan de Nooy & Diana Scherer

with introduction by Kees Moeliker, director of the Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam.

          http://www.seelevel.nl/


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(Re)inventing Nature


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http://fotodok.org/tentoonstelling/3-maart-tm-23-april-2017-reinventing-nature/

 (Re)Inventing Nature examines the changing relationship between humans, nature and technology, and will be on display in Utrecht from 3 March to 23 April. The exhibition features work by international photographers including Illka Halso (FI), Sjoerd Knibbeler (NL), Drew Nikonowicz (US), Reiner Riedler (AT) and Diana Scherer (NL).

The line between nature and technology is becoming increasingly blurred: vision and hearing can be restored thanks to brain implants; robots keep lonely seniors company; and beloved family pets can be cloned before they die. At the same time, all this technology seems to be distancing us from nature. What if we stopped seeing technology as the cause of our problems and started looking to it for solutions? 

In (Re)Inventing Nature, photographers and image makers explore new relationships with nature. The exhibition also looks at the scientific search for future-proof solutions and alternative ways of experiencing nature such as video games and virtual reality. An increasing part of our life takes place in the virtual world. Screens, simulations and digital versions of reality are everywhere: in our work, leisure and social lives. What impact do these worlds have on our perception of the physical world?

3 March 2017 

FOTODOK, Lange Nieuwstraat 7; Utrecht 

 


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Het Nieuwe Instituut


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Interwoven – Exercises in rootsystem domestication

Diana Scherer works with wheat, and specifically this crop’s fast-growing root system. By growing the wheat on a subterranean template, she can manipulate the root system to create ‘woven’ patterns. The form of the textile-like material she cultivates is dictated by a 3D-printed template. Seed, soil and water are the only necessary ingredients for the process. When the roots have grown into the desired pattern, Scherer harvests the crop. She cuts the wheat down and dries the root structure. The photographs she takes of the resulting textiles are an integral part of her working process, but she also preserves the actual materials.

http://hetnieuweinstituut.nl/en/interwoven

Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


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Met Laura Hospes, Herman Cohen Stuart, Martine Stig en Diana Scherer

https://www.nederlandsfotomuseum.nl/tentoonstelling/ddkr-11/


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Material-Pioneers


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http://thursdaynight.hetnieuweinstituut.nl/activiteiten/material-pioneers

The current cross-pollination between nature, science and creativity is producing radical changes in material reality. An evening for sharing and discussing new developments. Speakers include Olivier van Herpt, winner of the New Material Award, Diana Scherer, the New Material Fellow for 2016 and designer Bart Hess. The discussion will be moderated by Andrea van Pol.

12/01 / 2017   Het Nieuwe Instituut - Museumpark 25  Rotterdam