Paulien Oltheten & Anouk Kruithof
14 Mar - 9 Jun 2014
In their work, young artists Paulien Oltheten and Anouk Kruithof present a fresh, unexpected interpretation of (street) photography. A fascination for people on the street can be seen in the work of Paulien Oltheten in a personal archive that comprises photos, videos and text. Traveling around the world with a camera she makes photographs of people in their daily activities. With distinct acuity, Oltheten uncovers meaning in even the most mundane human routines. On view are Oltheten’s installation Drawing Lines of Thought (2010) and video Man and Dog (2002), both part of the collection of the Stedelijk Museum, and a new work that emerged from her recent stay in New York.
Public interventions often underlie the sculptures, installations, take away pamflets and artist-books of Anouk Kruithof. She strategically uses the photo-camera to make contact with the outside world. Subsequently the photographic material forms the basis of the final works. With this Kruithof questions and explores the physical qualities of the medium of photography. In addition to recent works the Stedelijk Museum will also present new photographic sculptures Kruithof specially worked on for this presentation.
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