4/07 en 31/07 sluiten we uitzonderlijk vroeger. Check de kalender voor meer info.
Tue - Sun, 11:00 - 23:00 / Entrance via Milk, Marnixstraat 409 // Exception: 4/07 and 31/07 at 18h
Please note: this event has already taken place
Ari Versluis, Daan Couzijn, Dustin Thierry, Dylan van Vliet, Ferry van der Nat, Henri Verhoef, Martijn Mendel, Vytautas Kumza
Robert Mapplethorpe: photographer, enfant terrible and queer. His transgressive work is characterized by an uncompromising curiosity for sexuality, the body and eroticism. His iconic nudes, celebrity portraits and documentation of New York’s S&M scene in the 1970s and ‘80s pushed artistic boundaries and broke taboos. How is sexuality represented in contemporary visual culture? With prudish values on the rise, Mapplethorpe’s work may now, 30 years after his death, be more relevant than ever.
For the exhibition ‘Eyes on Robert’, Melkweg Expo and Holland Festival have invited a diverse group of contemporary photographers to produce new work inspired by this influential photographer.
Reinterpreting themes present in Mapplethorpe’s work and driven by their personal experiences and stories, the participating photographers will explore contemporary queer culture and sexuality.
Photographers: Ari Versluis, Daan Couzijn, Dustin Thierry, Dylan van Vliet, Ferry van der Nat, Henri Verhoef, Martijn Mendel and Vytautas Kumza
Co-curated by Tjade Bouma.
‘Eyes on Robert’ will run from 18 June through 31 July at Melkweg Expo.
This exhibition is a collaboration between Melkweg Expo and Holland Festival in response to the theatre performance Triptych (Eyes of one on another). This performance was inspired by Robert Mapplethorpe’s work and will see its European premiere on 18 and 19 June 2019.
Photo: Dylan van Vliet
Melkweg Expo is an exhibition space for contemporary photography and a platform for young artists, located in the heart of Amsterdam. With a focus on photography that explores identity, society and pop culture, the exhibition space is also known to occasionally place other forms of visual art alongside photography with conviction. Characterized by a distinctly playful and accessible approach, Melkweg Expo seeks to unveil high quality art – art that is innovative, engaging and inclusive.