Under my Skin
Exhibition: 18 May – 4 Jul 2013
Fri 17 May 17:30 - 19:30
1015 KB Amsterdam
Carla van de Puttelaar & Mona Kuhn
Under my skin
Exhibition: 18 May - June 29, 2013
Opening: 17 May, 17:30 - 19:30 h
Both photographers are present at the opening.
Artist talk: Saturday, May 18, 14:00 h
Interview with the photographers by Wim van Sinderen (The Hague Museum of Photography)
The dual exhibition of Carla van de Puttelaar and Mona Kuhn with more than 30 works will give an extensive insight into the work of two of the most renowned figures in contemporary photography. Both Kuhn and Van de Puttelaar have a distinct individual view on classic themes like nude, portrait and nature photography.
Mona Kuhn (São Paulo, 1969) is widely praised as one of the most important photographers working today. Through her extreme intimacy, her technical skills and her knowledge of traditional iconography, Kuhn shows us the complexity of human existence. Kuhn has shown her work all over the world, including The Royal Academy of Art in London, The Leopold Museum in Vienna and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Her photographs have also been included in several international collections, like The Elton John Collection, The Buhl Foundation New York and The George Eastman House in Rochester, New York.
Carla van de Puttelaar (Zaandam, 1967) gained her notoriety with her serene images, which portray personality, vulnerability and an intimate eroticism, but at the same time creates a certain distance and alienation. Van de Puttelaar has exhibited her work in numerous international (solo) exhibitions, most recently in Museum Beelden aan Zee in Scheveningen, Institut Néerlandais in Paris and Gemeentemuseum The Hague. Van de Puttelaar's photographs have been included in the collection of celebrated institutions like Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Fotomuseum Wintherthur and the Caldic Collection.
A special edition of the book Native by Mona Kuhn, as well as a special edition of a work by Carla van de Puttelaar, will be available during the exhibition.
We would like to thank Chris Littlewood from Flowers Gallery London for his cooperation.