Ian Yang
Advisor - China I Japan I South Korea
i.yang [at] dutchculture.nl

'NL Imagined' exhibition in the Shanghai Center of Photography

'NL Imagined' exhibition in the Shanghai Center of Photography

Visual Arts
Promoting deeper communication between China and the Netherlands is one of the main motivations for this exhibition project.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and the Netherlands. NL Imagined is an essential cultural component of a broader programme that has been conceived in celebration of this anniversary. The Netherlands is a global centre for art publishing, with a long history of design excellence, including photo books. NL Imagined includes examples of award-winning books published by six leading Dutch publishers and other institutions on loan from the cultural section of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in China. The exhibition will also be accompanied by a range of online and offline sharing and discussion on practices in Dutch photography.

NL Imagined features works from Marwan Bassiouni, Johannes Bosgra, Hans Eijkelboom, Marvel Harris, Erik Kessels, Dana Lixenberg, Corinne Noordenbos, Erwin Olaf, Paulien Oltheten, Viviane Sassen and Gilleam Trapenberg. Through a wide array of creative approaches, the participating artists capture the architecture of sacred spaces, look at nature, community and everyday life, together with topics of colonisation, personal identity, and kinship, as topics for reflection. These combine into a new dialogue between history and the present, between today’s reality and what local audiences might imagine about the Netherlands.

To be seen until 9 October 2022 in SCoP

Exhibition NL Imagined 2022, Shanghai Center of Photography
'NL Imagined' 2022, Shanghai Center of Photography
Shanghai Center of Photography
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