Melkweg Expo

 

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Melkweg Expo is a place for photographers and photography lovers. It is an open platform and exposition space for the presentation and realisation of innovational, contemporary photography in all its forms and media.

Holland’s Next Model drawing – In the Flash edition
Saturday 24th September at 20.00
Entrance fee: Regular  €7, 50 (Free admission with festival ticket)
HNM (HOLLAND'S NEXT MODELTEKENEN) IN-THE-FLASH-EDITION A MULTIDISCIPLINARY FOCUS BY YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS ON MANKIND IN TIMES OF SENSORY OVERLOAD.

HNM (Holland’s Next Modeldrawing) is a dynamic, experimental and cross-medial concept by dutch artist Willum Geerts, for those who want to look beyond their pencil tip…….
It resets your visual perception, triggers your imagination and is an ode to mankind in all strength and vulnerability, full time overwhelmed in our present superfluous Information Age.
With a serious wink to classical model drawing the audience is not only invited to draw (no drawing skills or talent required!) but, more important, to experience and digest the layered scenes that unfold before ones eyes. 
As the models are bombarded by lights, sounds, projections and performative scenarios, you’ll just trust your impulses, open your imagination and turn all this into your personal creation you never would have expected.
In the context of Unseen 2016 a selected group of young talented photographers are invited to create in collaboration with Willum Geerts, the visual content of this special editon of HNM.
In the past few years HNM (Holland’s Next Modeltekenen) has emerged in the world of art as a powerful, playful, contemporary and daring event such as in museums, art academies and cultural festivals.

Young & Gay
Friday 16th September - Sunday 25th September, Hours: See website
Entrance fee: Free entry

What is it like to come out nowaydays? Photographer Marjolein Annegarn recorded young people between the ages of 14 and 19 on camera as she asked them about the process of coming out to their friends and families. While some are received with open arms, others have to deal with rejection, seclusion and the struggle for self-acceptance. Annegarn will also launch a magazine which includes all her portraits, as well as columns and interviews with Dutch gay icons.

CONTACT INFORMATION
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1017 PH Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 531 8181
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