March Newsletter

Book launch: NOWHERE by Frank van der Salm

NOWHERE – Imagining The Global City is here! For more than three years we had planned to launch the book at the premiere of the exhibition. We all know what happened: museums are still closed, the exhibition has been delayed once more until early summer. But the book is ready and we can’t wait to share it with you. So let’s celebrate in stages: the exhibition at the Nederlands Fotomuseum in early summer, Art Rotterdam from July 1-4. Stage 1 is for today though: we proudly present our latest publication (co-published with Hartmann Books, DE): NOWHERE by Frank van der Salm!

The hefty monograph, designed by Irma Boom, shows a world in which Instagrammability seems to rule; in which the new reality is dictated by the seductive image that may (later) be made of it. Architecture, design and urban landscape, directed by the mechanisms of global big business. The same antiseptic beauty, all over the world.

NOWHERE collects Frank van der Salm’s work of the past 25 years. The image of a consumer-oriented, imaginary metropolis rises from this book. Images – sometimes upside down – question each other about the reality they represent. Together, they form the image of a city that, all of a sudden, seems to be simultaneously everywhere and nowhere, yet: here now. Inspiring textual contributions by Shumon Basar, Aaron Betsky and Urs Stahel, link Frank van der Salm’s oeuvre to the world of design, architecture, urban development, art and photography.

The large format, 360 page book is available in three different cover/belly band combinations, including 16 pp.fold outs and is printed in high quality at Zwaan Lenoir. The publication is supported by the Jaap Harten Fonds, Mondriaan Fund, the Breeman Talle Fund which is administered by the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund and our donors via Voordekunst.

Listen to Frank talking about this once in a lifetime project in this short Slices story or go to our online shop and order your favourite edition (signed copies available)!

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PFN - Towards an independent position for photography

Platform Fotografie Nederland (PFN) unites photography related professional organisations in the Netherlands. Among the founding partners are Nederlands Foto Museum, Noorderlicht and Paradox, who had informal (and irregular) exchanges regarding the position of photography in culture for years. BredaPhoto, Fotodok, Maria Austria Instituut, Museum Hilversum, World Press Photo and Zilveren Camera joined the federation in formation that aims at being the international point of contact for media, politics, sector and society in the Netherlands. English version of the website to follow shortly.

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Now You See Me Moria - follow up

The support for Now You See Me Moria is growing. Nearly 500 graphic designers responded to the call with their contributions. On Valentine’s day, February 14, posters were printed and distributed all over European capitals and abroad, catching attention of numerous media and news outlets. On March 18, marking the fifth anniversary of the EU/Turkey agreement which critically changed the conditions for refugees arriving in Europe, Now You See Me Moria is organising a new call for action. Follow @now_you_see_me_moria on Instagram for updates and stay tuned!

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Who Owns The World?

Reads the title of an exhibition at Museum De Fundatie in Zwolle. The exhibition focuses on politically engaged art and design practices related to HKU, the Utrecht based academy of arts. A small part of BITTER Chocolate Stories, a Paradox production on consumerism and child labour in cocoa, is part of the show. Linking pin: Kummer & Herrman, the (co-)designers of the exhibition and book who played an essential role in the development of the project and who have a long history with HKU.

Museum De Fundatie, Zwolle: March 14 – June 27, 2021

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Find out more about NOWHERE: listen to Frank talking about this once in a lifetime project in a short Slices story.

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