We are proud to present the participation of two leading contemporary art galleries at the inaugural 2012 edition of Unseen. Amsterdam-based Annet Gelink Gallery and Japanese Taka Ishii Gallery will form a unique collaborate at Unseen, bringing forth a collection of vintage photographs from the 1950s to 1970s. Annet Gelink Gallery will show work that has not previously been published, in addition to vintage photographs by Ed van der Elsken (1925-1990). Taka Ishii Gallery will provide a Japanese perspective with photographs by Daido Moriyama (1938), Shomei Tomatsu (1930) and Shoji Ueda (1913-2000). The collaboration "aims to make the unseen seen."
On display at Annet Gelink Gallery is the exhibition Arno Nollen: Still Life (until 23 June) of Dutch photographer Arno Nollen (1964), and a few works of British artist Harry Meadley (1987) in their additional gallery space, the Bakery. On display until 23 June at Taka Ishii Gallery is the exhibition Past Tense - Future, 1979-2040 of Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki (1940). In addition to putting on exhibitions in their gallery spaces, Annet Gelink Gallery and Taka Ishii Gallery participate in art fairs across the world. Currently, the two galleries are exhibiting at Art Basel 43 until Sunday 17 June.
Annet Gelink Gallery can be found at Laurierstraat 187-189 in Amsterdam and is open Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday from 1-6pm. Taka Ishii Gallery can be found at 1-3-2-5F Kiyosumi Koto-ku in Tokyo and is open Tuesday-Saturday from 12-9pm.