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Group exhibition: In Sight: Contemporary Dutch Photography from the Collection of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

The Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, USA
March 26 - May 8 2005

'In Sight' is an exhibition of photography based on the rich collections of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. It features Hans Aarsman, Celine van Balen, Wout Berger, Koos Breukel, Wijnanda Deroo, Elspeth Diederix, Rineke Dijkstra, Marnix Goossens, Juul Hondius, Gerald van der Kaap, Bertien van Manen, Hellen van Meene and Hans van der Meer.

The curators are David Travis, curator of photography, the Art Institute of Chicago; and Hripsimé Visser, curator of photography, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

Read more about the catalogue.

Museum site page mirror here (91KB PDF).

Reviews: Kevin Nance for the Chicago Sun-Times, Alan G. Artner for Chicago Tribune and Susan Weinrebe for

From the Stedelijk Museum website:

'In Sight' is the last show in a series of exhibitions based on the rich collections of the Stedelijk, which are being seen in various places around the world [...].

The Art Institute is the only venue for this particular exhibition of photography, which will be installed in Regenstein Hall. [...]

In Sight concentrates on the work of a select group of photographers who are vital to contemporary Dutch photography. This core consists of Hans Aarsman, Wout Berger, Wijnanda Deroo, Rineke Dijkstra, Gerald van der Kaap, Bertien van Manen and Hans van der Meer. Their work represents a wide range of approaches adding depth to important photographic trends and genres.

[...] Alongside this core of seven photographers, the exhibition samples the work others, especially those of the younger generation, who have shown themselves inspired anew through various genres and approaches such as the portrait, landscape, social analysis and research into the documentary significance of the photographic image. They include Celine van Balen, Koos Breukel, Elspeth Diederix, Marnix Goossens, Juul Hondius and Hellen van Meene.

[...] Under the various directors in the second half of the 20th century, the photography collection continued to grow, both as a reflection of developments intrinsic to photography and in its relation with other forms of visual art. Although the collection is internationally oriented, it naturally has a founding in and superlatives examples of the contributions Dutch photographers and artists have made to the field.