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    Johan van der Keuken - The Art I Love Most

    “Without images I would die” is a typical statement by the Dutch cinematographer, essayist and photographer Johan van der Keuken (1938-2001). Van der Keuken gained international fame with an oeuvre that
    expressly moves between visual poetry and documentary. In the 1950s and early 60s he produced three high-profile photo books that are now part of the Dutch photographic canon. Van der Keuken particularly drew
    inspiration from jazz and the experimental poetry of the ‘Vijftigers’, a group of Dutch poets active in the 50s. Gradually, he came to see photography as an instrument for visual research into the power of an image. Just as in his films, the mobility of the frame of the image became a symbol for his own position in relation to ‘reality’. He aspired to maintain an equally open and socially involved attitude toward different perspectives, different
    possibilities, different images – above all images. With this publication the Nederlands Fotomuseum presents, for thefirst time after more than twenty years, a large overview of his photographic work,
    which has lost none of its topicality.

    From 8 October 2022 till 5 February 2023, a large exhibition featuring Johan van der Keuken’s work will be on display at the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam: The Art I Love Most.

    Johan van der Keuken - The Arts I Love Most is part of  an ongoing series on the Collection & Exhibitions  of the Nederlands Fotomuseum. Previously published publications: Sterke verhalenRotterdam Works!Gallery of Honour of Dutch Photography, Imagination and the monographs From Peking to Paris about Ellen Thorbecke & Starring Chas Gerretsen


    Concept & compilation: Frits Gierstberg

    Photography : Johan van der Keuken &

    Emmy Andriesse, Machiel Botman, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Henri Cartier-Bresson,
    Ad van Denderen, Leo Divendal, Ed van der
    Elsken, Leo Erken, René Groebli, William Klein,
    Kadir van Lohuizen, Eddy Posthuma de Boer,
    Koen Wessing

    Author(s): Birgit Donker, Frits Gierstberg, Herman Hertzberger, Johan van der Keuken, Lucebert, Aglaya Tomasi

    Expected: 7 oktober 2022

    Language:  English (Dutch version available)

    Pages: 300

    Size: 230 x 290  mm

    Version: Hardcover

    ISBN: 9789462264540


    Publisher: Lecturis

    Design: Kummer & Herrman