18:00 - 22:00 / Entrance via MILK, Marnixstraat 409
Alken, Barrie Hullegie, Charlie Birch, Hanane El Ouardani, Harmen Meinsma, Jurre Rompa, Loretta Monique, Marc Elisabeth, Rosalien Derkinderen, Sabine van der Vooren, Sem Langendijk, Sydney Rahimtoola, Zindzi Zwietering
Melkweg is approaching its 50th anniversary and to celebrate we’re paying tribute to the old, the new, the decade-long regulars and the adventurous new Melkweg devotees in the making. For this exhibition, we shift the spotlight towards the crowd, inviting photographers to produce new work featuring show-goers in the leading role. During this month-long group exhibition, STARRING YOU hopes to catch a glimpse of and immortalize Melkweg’s audiences.
While placing the faces in the crowd in the limelight, this exhibition also gives the stage to the talented photographers capturing them.
The participating photographers spotted their models in the wild at various Melkweg concerts and later shot them on location in their own characteristic style. The models pose patiently, as the divide between fame and everyday life slowly fades.
The result is a celebration of our audience: a radiant collection of people, as diverse as the Melkweg and its programming. A love letter to music fans. We owe it all to you. Here’s to the next 50 years.
Photo: Sabine van der Vooren - Yasmina & Moira
Styling: Jip Beljon Olsthoorn
Make-up & hair: Marc Asmus Roderwijn
Melkweg Expo is an exhibition space for contemporary photography and a platform for young artists, located in the heart of Amsterdam. While our main focus lays on photography that explores identity, our society or pop culture in in the broadest sense, we occasionally welcome other forms of visual art as well.