Unseen Photo - Exhibitions 2018
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin » Ciarán Óg Arnold » Edward Burtynsky » Noémie Goudal » Sayuri Ichida » Taro Karibe » Yoko Kusano » Takeshi Mita » Kenta Nakamura » Riyo Nemeth » Simon Norfolk » Alexey Shlyk » & others
Festival: 21 Sep – 23 Sep 2018
Thu 20 Sep
1051 DG Amsterdam
Beyond 2020 By Japanese Photographers #6
Showcasing five emerging Japanese artists
This exhibition highlights contemporary work from emerging Japanese artists to an international audience. In response to the theme How best to understand the world of uncertainty, five young photographers created work exploring the challenges and opportunities that technological advancements create in present-day society. The exhibition investigates how millennials, as the newest generation of makers, use photography to reflect on today’s increasingly uncertain world.
Presented are the bold and unique works of
Taro Karibe | Yoko Kusano | Takeshi Mita | Kenta Nakamura | Riyo Nemeth.
SPECIAL EVENT: Fri 21 Sept, 17.30 – 18.30
Beyond 2020 by Japanese Photographers #6 talk moderated by Shinji Otani
ING Unseen Talent Award
The ING Unseen Talent Award, an ongoing collaboration between ING and Unseen, offers European artists the opportunity to present their work to a global audience. Five finalists take part in the ING Unseen Talent Programme, coached by renowned British artist Isaac Julien. Their finished works are subsequently exhibited at the ING Unseen Talent Award exhibition. During the official opening day of Unseen Amsterdam, the Jury winner of the ING Unseen Talent Award will be announced having been selected by an international jury comprised of Chris Bedson (Senior Art Director, Calvin Klein), Emma Bowkett (Director of Photography, FT Weekend), Sanne ten Brink (Head Curator, ING Collection), Florian Ebner (Chief of Photography, Centre Pompidou) and Fiona Tan (internationally renowned visual artist and filmmaker). The Jury Winner will receive a production fund of €10,000, and the Public Winner, selected via online public voting, will receive a new commission for the ING Collection.
This year’s finalists are Dávid Biró (HU), Jaakko Kahilaniemi (FI), Pauline Niks (NL), Eva O’Leary (US/IE) and Alexey Shlyk (BY).
Futures Narratives Discover the European talents of tomorrow
Unseen is proud to present Futures, a new photography platform that draws from talent programmes of leading photography institutions across Europe. Featuring:
Ciarán Óg Arnold (IR) | Leticia Bae (BE) | Sebastián Bejarano (SP) | Jeroen Bocken (BE) | Valeria Cherchi (IT) | Umberto Coa (IT) | Sanna Lehto (FI) | Łukasz Rusznica (PL) | Kateryna Snizhko (UA) | Yana Wernicke (DE).
Fujifilm Faculty 2018
Unravelling the intricate paper creation process of Fujifilm
For the first instalment of Fujifilm Faculty, artist collective The Cool Couple (IT) was selected to conduct research into the nature of Fujifilm. Turning their attention to Fujifilm Original Photo Paper, the pair’s work highlights the intricacies of photo paper, the process of its creation, and what goes into creating a print from the moment an image is taken. Their completed work is on show during Unseen Amsterdam.
SPECIAL EVENTS: Daily, 12.00 - 13.30
Editing and Selection Workshop with The Cool Couple (Simone Santilli and Niccolò Benetton)
When Records Melt
Documenting the effects of global climate change Unseen Amsterdam presents When Records Melt, set up in collaboration with Project Pressure, a charity organisation that works with artists to document the effects of global climate change. The exhibition features international artists that focus on raising awareness through a variety of photographic interpretations, depicting issues surrounding the global environment in a new and inspiring context. These artists utilise the unique characteristics of photography to engage emotions in order to incite positive behavioural change.
Featured artists are: Michael Benson (DE) | Adam Broomberg (ZA) & Oliver Chanarin (UK) | Edward Burtynsky (CA) | Peter Funch (DK) | Noémie Goudal (FR) | Simon Norfolk (NG) | Christopher Parsons (UK) and Klaus Thymann (DK)
SPECIAL EVENT: Sat 22 Sept, 17.00 – 18.30
Norfolk+Thymann in conversation with Liss Marie Andreassen
Grolsch Unseen Residency
Thomas Kuijpers investigates Stockholm's streetlife
As the recipient of the Grolsch Unseen Residency 2017, Thomas Kuijpers (NL), was housed in Stockholm to create a new body of work. Over the course of two months, Kuijpers gathered as many opinions on the contemporary problems we’re facing in Europe as well as different visions for a better world. In the resulting work, titled In Search of Something Better, Kuijpers investigates the friction that he encountered on the streets of the Swedish capital in various visual approaches.