Since 1999, Huis Marseille has been situated on Keizersgracht 401 as Amsterdam’s first photography museum. In September 2013, the museum was expanded to include the neighbouring building at Keizersgracht 399, providing it with a total of 14 exhibition spaces, including the lightwell in 399. The museum offers a rich and varied exhibition programme with changeovers about four times per year. Since the expansion in 2013, there has been a lot of opportunity to show the museum’s own collection alongside the exhibition. The collection consists primarily of leading modern (national and international) photography.
How do photographers develop a new visual language that is relevant to the artistic nature of photography, but which also reflects on this time? That is the question central to Huis Marseille, and which informs the exhibition programme and collection acquisitions. During an age in which photography has risen to wild popularity, available to all and omnipresent as (mass) medium, photography as an artistic medium is in constant flux. Huis Marseille chooses photography that focuses on a specific visual language and is characterised by a passionate spirit of inquiry, as part of an ongoing investigation into avant-garde innovation. Moreover, photography in Huis Marseille has social relevance and interfaces with the changing spirit of the times.
Shores Like You
Friday 16th September - Sunday 25th September at 11:00-18:00 (closed Monday 19th September)
Entrance fee: Regular 8,00
Exotic stories and distant journeys lie at the heart of Scarlet Hooft Graafland’s work. Her latest photographs are the result of her travels from Vanuata to Peru, from Socotra to Dubai and then to Sweden. Discover these new works during the exhibition Shores Like You, shown at Huis Marseille. Work by Mario Cravo Neto, Rotimi-Fani Kayode and Zanele Muholi will also be on display.