Het Zwarte Gat
The Black Hole

PHOTO-INSTALLATION AT FOAM AMSTERDAM 2006

PHOTO-INSTALLATION AT FOAM AMSTERDAM 2006

in collaboration with Jaap Scheeren

2004-2006

Not long after young Dutch photographers Anouk Kruithof and Jaap Scheeren graduated from art college they were featured in a newspaper series on the future of art-school graduates which was titled The Black Hole. For Kruithof and Scheeren, who were determined to make a name for themselves as photographers, that title became a theme for an ambitious project: a series of associative photographs on depression, black-outs, the universe and actual black holes. The result is this multi-dimensional publication, in which pictures relate to each other in ever-changing variations, filling the black hole no matter how you define it in new and surprising ways. This fresh, innovative publication was the first winner of the Unique Photography Prize awarded by HUP Gallery Amsterdam.

The project was rounded of as well with a solo exhibition consisting of a photo installation of 35 untitled photographs of different sizes at FOAM Amsterdam in April 2006. The Black Hole book also got an honourable mention at the Rencontres Arles photography bookaward in 2006. Afterwards The Black Hole exhibition showed again in MAMAC (museum for modern & contemporary art in Liege) 2008 as well as Kunstraum Niederosterreich Vienna 2008 and photofestival F Stop Leipzig 2009. The Black Hole took also place in the groupshow Dutch Dare, contemporary photography from the Netherlands, which was shown in ACP Sydney in 2006 and Erasmushuis Jakarta in 2007.

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PHOTO-INSTALLATION AT FOAM AMSTERDAM 2006

 

PHOTO-INSTALLATION AT MAMAC, MUSEE ART MODERN ET ART CONTEMPORAIN, LIEGE 2008

 

PHOTO-INSTALLATION AT MAMAC, MUSEE ART MODERN ET ART CONTEMPORAIN, LIEGE 2008

 

PHOTO-INSTALLATION AT F STOP FOTOFESTIVAL LEIPZIG 2009

 

Untitled 2006 icw Jaap Scheeren, photograph 80-100 cm c print on dibond

Untitled 2006 icw Jaap Scheeren, photograph 120-180 cm c print on dibond

Untitled 2006 icw Jaap Scheeren, photograph 40-50 cm c print on dibond

Untitled 2006 icw Jaap Scheeren, (photo printed in the book only)

Untitled 2006 icw Jaap Scheeren, photograph 40-50 cm c print on dibond

Untitled 2006 icw Jaap Scheeren, photograph 68-80 cm c print on dibond

Untitled 2006 icw Jaap Scheeren, photograph 68-80 cm c print on dibond

Untitled 2006 photograph 40-50 cm c print on dibond

Untitled 2006 photograph 40-50 cm c print on dibond

Untitled 2006 photograph 24-30 cm c print on dibond

Untitled 2006 (photo printed in the book only)

Untitled 2006 photograph 100-120 cm c print on dibond

Untitled 2006 photograph 24-30 cm c print on dibond

Untitled 2006 photograph 24-30 cm c print on dibond

Untitled 2006 photograph 24-30 cm c print on dibond

Untitled 2006 icw Jaap Scheeren, photograph 80-100 cm c print on dibond

Untitled 2006 icw Jaap Scheeren (photo printed in the book only)

Untitled 2006 icw Jaap Scheeren photograph 180-230 cm wooden frame c print on dibond (collection FOAM Amsterdam)

Untitled 2006 icw Jaap Scheeren, photograph 30-40 cm c print on dibond

Untitled 2006 icw Jaap Scheeren, photograph 68-80 cm c print on dibond

Untitled 2006 icw Jaap Scheeren, photograph 100-80 cm c print on dibond

Untitled 2006 photograph 30-30 cm c print on dibond

Untitled 2006 photograph 50-50 cm c print on dibond

Untitled 2006 photograph 68-80 cm c print on dibond

Untitled 2006 photograph (photo printed in the book only)

Untitled 2006 photograph (photo printed in the book only)

Untitled 2006 icw Jaap Scheeren, photograph 68-80 cm c print on dibond

Untitled 2006 icw Jaap Scheeren (photo printed in the book only)

Untitled 2006 icw Jaap Scheeren, photograph 68-80 cm c print on dibond

Untitled 2006 icw Jaap Scheeren, photograph 68-80 cm c print on dibond

Untitled 2006 photograph 40-50 cm c print on dibond

Untitled 2006 photograph (photo printed in the book only, illustration Johan Kleinjan)

“an eatable mini black hole”: homemade exhibition amuse, which was served during the opening in FOAM Amsterdam 2006