Our Daily Bread: Henk Wildschut at Rijksmuseum

/ September 30, 2013

On behalf of the Rijksmuseum and NRC Handelsblad, Henk Wildschut photographed, for one year, the production of fruit, vegetables, meat, milk, fish and eggs in the Netherlands for the exhibition Document Nederland: Ons Dagelijks Brood (Documenting the Netherlands: Our Daily Bread). For this purpose, he visited large-scale and organic pig and chicken farmers, a fish farm, a dairy certifying agency, greenhouse farms, various laboratories, a seed improvement company and a chips producer. The exhibition Document Nederland: Ons dagelijks brood paints a highly diverse and even surprising picture of how our food is produced. Photographer Henk Wildschut set off with a great deal of scepticism, but in the end he found that Dutch food production also has its benefits.
Henk Wildschut's Food photographs will be exhibited in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam from 22 September, 2013 to 7 January, 2014.
See more: Rijksmuseum

The book Henk Wildschut: Food is published by post editions and available in English and Dutch through Idea Books.

Unseen Book Market

/ September 26, 2013

The Unseen Book Market is an integral part of this year’s Unseen’s festival programme. It celebrates the independent publisher, beautiful books and their creators and provides a meeting place for bookmakers and book lovers. Idea Books will be present in cooperation with PhotoQBookshop.
The Unseen Book Market will be open Thursday to Sunday during the Unseen Photo Fair. See more: www.unseenamsterdam.com

El Croquis and AV receive the International RIBA Fellowship

/ September 18, 2013

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the 2014 International Fellowships of the RIBA. RIBA International Fellowships reward the particular contributions non-UK architects have made to architecture.

The RIBA’s 2014 International Fellowships will be awarded to, among others, Alberto Campo Baeza, Fernando Márquez Cecilia + Richard Levene (El Croquis), Herman Czech, Luis Fernández-Galiano (Editor of Arquitectura Viva), Marcel Meili/ Markus Peter, Max Risselada, Luigi Snozzi and Tod Williams + Billie Tsien.

The lifetime honour allows recipients to use the initials Int FRIBA after their name.
The 2014 RIBA International Fellowships will be awarded at a special event at the RIBA on 25 February 2014.

See more on RIBA's website

The London Art Book Fair

/ September 12, 2013

The London Art Book Fair is an annual event which celebrates the best of international contemporary art publishing. Hosted by the Whitechapel Gallery, it showcases a diverse range of work ranging from individual artist publishers to galleries, magazines, colleges, arts publishing houses, rare book dealers and distributors. The fifth London Art Book Fair at the Whitechapel Gallery will take place on 13–15 September 2013. Opening night: Thursday 12 September, 6–9pm 13–15 September 2013, 11am–6pm

Dread the exhibition (and the book)

/ September 7, 2013

Curated by Juha van’t Zelfde, winner of the De Hallen Haarlem Young Curators’ Grant 2013, Dread will show works in diverse media that in various ways represent the fear of the future. 

Dread (literally: being anxious for) is the ominous feeling in our body that warns us for possible dangers. Dread explores how artists seize this ominous expectation of the future as a productive source for their work. In the conviction that artists are capable of offering new perspectives on the dangers of technology, the exhibition tries to gain an insight into the meaning of dread in contemporary visual art.

For more, see De Hallen

The exhibition runs until 24/11 and is accompanied by the catalogue Dread: The Dizziness of Freedom, published by Valiz.