The One and The Many / Rineke Dijkstra
Oct 21 – Dec 30, 2017

 

 

A true master of modern portraiture, Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra’s large photographs and videos are brilliant studies of identity, vulnerability and dignity. She manages to capture people so that they are present to an astonishing degree, right there in that very moment.

Rineke Dijkstra (b. 1959) is one of the most prominent and internationally acclaimed artists working within the genre of photography and video portraiture.

Her large-scale photographs show a rare sense of humanity, empathy and intimacy without any trace of sentimentality or indiscretion. Dijkstra typically captures her subjects at moments of transition or vulnerability, thus focusing on the thematics of identity. Though absolutely modern, even timeless, her portraiture brings to mind the great masters of the Golden Age of Dutch art.

“I try to capture something of the personality of these people,” Rineke Dijkstra explains, “but at the same time extract something universal relating to humanity in general. There has to be enough space to make your own stories; to interpret a picture the way you want.”

 

 

 

The exhibition The One and The Many marks the first specific overview of Dijkstra’s work in Scandinavia. Organized by Louisiana in collaboration with De Pont museum, Tilburg.

Rineke Dijkstra is the 2017 recipient of one of the world’s most prestigious photography prizes, The Hasselblad Award. “She is one of the most significant contemporary artists working in photographic portraiture,” the Award Jury notes pointing to the connection between Dijkstra and the visual acuity of seventeenth-century Dutch portraiture.

 

 

Images courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, Galerie Max Hetzler, and Jan Mot.

“Her images are intimate portrayals of her sitters whilst also suggesting the situated aspects of their being,” the Jury states and Duncan Forbes, Chair of the Jury for the Hasselblad Award 2017 further remarks:

“Rineke Dijkstra’s photographs and films speak brilliantly to the intricacy of the portrait image,” states its embodiment in time; its capacity to reveal history; the contingency of the act of exchange between sitter, photographer and spectator; and, ultimately, photography’s revelation of the self.”

“At a moment when the portrait image dissipates itself in an economy of narcissism and fractal celebrity,” Duncan continues, “Rineke Dijkstra reminds us of the photographic portrait’s public potential.”

 

Rineke Dijkstra: The One and The Many
October 21 – December 30, 2017 / Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Visit the exhibition page >

I’m Yours
Encounters with Art in Our Times
The events of this year have brought the world to a halt, affecting commerce and security, putting our own...
+
Future Now Symposium 2021
April 28 – May 1, 2021
This symposium is an exploration of 21st century culture through art, bringing together key institutions, galleries, publications, and artists...
+
But Still, It Turns
Recent Photography from the World
Through photographs, the prism of time is illuminated and breaks to clarity. We see the components and how they...
+
On Either Side of the Window
Rania Matar
Responding to her need to connect with others, Matar captures the nuances of specific individuals while in quarantine, her...
+
Southern Rites / Gillian Laub
Various engagements / 2020–2022
This small town symbolized the archetype of pastoral American life. Yet this idyllic place was also held hostage by...
+
The Last Humans
Alienation in the Anthropocene
We have fundamentally altered the earth's ecosystem by disrupting the natural rhythm of our planet and in doing so...
+
International Women’s Day / 2021
Artpil / Prescription .121
Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink nor slumber nor a roof against the rain; nor...
+
ARTPIL / Prescription .120
that overwhelming existence
For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror, which we are still just able to endure, and we...
+
I’m Yours
Encounters with Art in Our Times
The events of this year have brought the world to a halt, affecting commerce and security, putting our own...
+
Future Now Symposium 2021
April 28 – May 1, 2021
This symposium is an exploration of 21st century culture through art, bringing together key institutions, galleries, publications, and artists...
+
But Still, It Turns
Recent Photography from the World
Through photographs, the prism of time is illuminated and breaks to clarity. We see the components and how they...
+
On Either Side of the Window
Rania Matar
Responding to her need to connect with others, Matar captures the nuances of specific individuals while in quarantine, her...
+
Southern Rites / Gillian Laub
Various engagements / 2020–2022
This small town symbolized the archetype of pastoral American life. Yet this idyllic place was also held hostage by...
+
The Last Humans
Alienation in the Anthropocene
We have fundamentally altered the earth's ecosystem by disrupting the natural rhythm of our planet and in doing so...
+
International Women’s Day / 2021
Artpil / Prescription .121
Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink nor slumber nor a roof against the rain; nor...
+
ARTPIL / Prescription .120
that overwhelming existence
For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror, which we are still just able to endure, and we...
+