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Rineke Dijkstra, Thomas Struth et al.

Glamour Studio. Contemporary Photography from the BMW donation (group show)
Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig
16 June – 18 September, 2022

Installation view: Glamour Studio. Contemporary Photography from the BMW donation , MbdK Leipzig, 2022, photo: Alexander Schmidt/Punctum, 2022
Installation view: Glamour Studio. Contemporary Photography from the BMW donation , MbdK Leipzig, 2022, photo: Alexander Schmidt/Punctum, 2022

Works from Rineke Dijkstra and Thomas Struth are featured in the group exhibition Glamour Studio. Contemporary Photography from the BMW donation at the MdbK Leipzig. In an impressive collation internationally renowned artists, the exhibition includes 70 photographic works from the BMW collection AutoWerke.


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Moderne Zeiten. Industriebilder von Menzel bis Gursky (group show)
Museum Georg Schäfer, Schweinfurt
24 July – 9 October 2022

Image: Thomas Struth, Saturn V Engine, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral 2008, © Thomas Struth
Image: Thomas Struth, Saturn V Engine, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral 2008, © Thomas Struth

Thomas Struth’s work Saturn V Engine, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral 2008 is included in the group exhibition Moderne Zeiten. Industriebilder von Menzel bis Gursky. The exhibition is on view at the Museum Georg Schäfer in Schweinfurt from 24 July until 9 October 2022.

Museum Georg Schäfer


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FLASH | BACK (group show)

Mauritshuis, The Hague

1 June – 16 October 2022

Image: Rineke Dijkstra, Julia, Amsterdam, 7 maart 2022, 2022. Inkjet print, mounted on dibond. Image courtesy of Rineke Dijkstra and Mauritshuis, The Hague.
Image: Rineke Dijkstra, Julia, Amsterdam, 7 maart 2022, 2022. Inkjet print, mounted on dibond. Image courtesy of Rineke Dijkstra and Mauritshuis, The Hague.

Work by Rineke Dijkstra is featured in FLASH | BACK, a group exhibition at the Mauritshuis, The Hague. For this show,  sixteen Dutch and Flemish photographers have produced new work in response to the seventeenth-century paintings  in the Mauritshuis collection. Each work is either hanging, standing or lying among the masterpieces that inspired them in this thought-provoking exhibition.

Mauritshuis


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The Contemporary Art Biennale: Rouge Odyssée (group show)
Bonifacio, Corsica
27 May – 6 November 2022

Image: Rineke Dijkstra, The Buzz Club, Liverpool, UK / Mystery World, Zaandam, NL, 1996-1997, video stills, © Rineke Dijkstra
Image: Rineke Dijkstra, The Buzz Club, Liverpool, UK / Mystery World, Zaandam, NL, 1996-1997, video stills, © Rineke Dijkstra

Rineke Dijkstra will be participating in the first edition of The Contemporary Art Biennale: Rouge Odyssée. Her video work The Buzz Club, Liverpool, UK / Mystery World, Zaandam, NL, 1996–1997, will be presented in Bonifacio, Corsica from 27 May until 6 November 2022.

With this work, Dijkstra offers a portrait of youth in a period of transition and construction. Standing alone against an empty background, a blank page that evokes an inner territory to be shaped, the young men and women in the visited nightclubs are immersed in introspection. They are both vulnerable yet already seem to be creating their own subculture, a world where they will no longer need to fight to find their place. The artwork reveals a picture of something infinitely subtle: an intuition, an intimacy, a graceful and universal truth, which affects our carefully rehearsed and largely bittersweet admission into the world of adulthood.

Organised by De Renava, Rouge Odyssée questions the function of home as a liminal space in perpetual mutation, base of hopes and tensions. From the Mediterranean Sea where waves of thoughts, goods and people have constantly determined History, the show explores the themes of exile, memory and transmission, inviting us to observe human trajectories.

De Renava


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Sculpture 21st: Rineke Dijkstra (solo show)
Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg
13 May – 28 August 2022

Installation view: Rineke Dijkstra, Ruth Drawing Picasso, 2009, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, 2022, photo: Frank Vinken
Installation view: Rineke Dijkstra, Ruth Drawing Picasso, 2009, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, 2022, photo: Frank Vinken

Rineke Dijkstra’s video work Ruth Drawing Picasso from 2009 is on view at the Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg until 28 August 2022.

Rineke Dijkstra has become famous for her haunting photographic portraits of young adolescents. Her images appear honest and undisguised. Dijkstra searches for glimmers of individuality by concentrating on poses, expressions and subtle gestures. With the video work Ruth Drawing Picasso, the Lehmbruck Museum presents an iconic motif of absorption and concentration in the series Sculpture 21st. Monumental and touching at the same time, the quiet scene develops a stylistic power.

Lehmbruck Museum


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Deutscher Kaviar (group show)
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn
21 July – 16 October 2022

Work by Thomas Struth is included in the group exhibition Deutscher Kaviar. Die fotografische Sammlung, which will be on view at the Kunstmuseum Bonn from 21 July until 16 October 2022.

Kunstmuseum Bonn


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Raw (group show)
Museum Het Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam
22 January – 22 May 2022

Image: The Rembrandt House Museum; The Salon, © KIRSTENVANSANTEN
Image: The Rembrandt House Museum; The Salon, © KIRSTENVANSANTEN

Work by Rineke Dijkstra is included in the group exhibition RAW, on view at the Museum Het Rembrandthuis until 22 May 2022. Featuring works by thirteen contemporary artists, this exhibition offers a realistic view of the human body, its natural functions and the way we present ourselves to the outside world.

Museum Het Rembrandthuis


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Archive Matrix Assembly: The Photography of Thomas Struth 1978–2018 (publication)

Photo: Kris Graves
Photo: Kris Graves

Archive Matrix Assembly: The Photography of Thomas Struth 1978–2018 presents the first comprehensive, systematic theory of Thomas Struth’s main body of photographic work from its beginnings in the late 1970s until his most recent work in 2018. The book presents a unique, evolutionary understanding of the work, proposing that it has established three stages of production: archive, matrix, and assembly. Together the three stages form a developmental system that characterizes the individual photographs, their relation to their subject matter, and how they form larger, significant collections of images. The book project accomplishes three main goals: it develops a comprehensive critical reading of the work, it serves as a monograph of the artist, and it provides an extensive analysis of the photographs at all stages, including the less discussed, more recent photography, which is placed on par with the earlier work for which Struth first became internationally renowned.

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Monet / Rothko (group show)
Musée des impressionnismes Giverny, Giverny
18 March – 3 July 2022

Thomas Struth’s work The Rothko Chapel, Houston 2017 is included in the group exhibition Monet / Rothko, which will be on view at the Musée des impressionnismes in Giverny from 18 March until 3 July 2022.

Musée des impressionnismes Giverny


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Winner of The Johannes Vermeer Award 2020

Rineke Dijkstra, Vondelpark, Amsterdam, NL, June 19, 2005, 2005
Rineke Dijkstra, Vondelpark, Amsterdam, NL, June 19, 2005, 2005

We congratulate Rineke Dijkstra for being granted the 2020 The Johannes Vermeer Award! Dijkstra was awarded for her significant contribution to photography and portraiture, promoting the international prestige of Dutch visual arts with her work. The jury declared: "This work is for eternity. Few artists have been given the talent to create these types of images."

The presentation ceremony will take place on Thursday, 18 February 2021 in the Ridderzaal in The Hague.

Johannes Vermeer Award