June 29 - September 3, 2023
Works from Jacquie Maria Wessels' analogue photo series 'Garage Stills' are on show at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam (NL) in the group exhibition 'New Horizons. Modern photography at the Rijksmuseum'. The analogue photographs were recently acquired by the Rijksmuseum for the museum's photography collection. This summer’s 'New Horizons' exhibition at the Rijksmuseum showcases highlights of modern colour photography.
Over the past few years the Rijksmuseum has been increasingly active collecting modern colour photography. This exhibition comprises 30 photographs by Dutch and foreign photographers such as Viviane Sassen, Michael Wolf, Pieter Hugo, Ruud van Empel and Jacquie Maria Wessels. Most of the exhibits were either gifted to the museum or purchased with the support of private funds, and are being shown for the first time.
'New Horizons' traces a critical transitional period in the history of photography. Until the 1970s, many photographers had no interest in working in colour: in 1961, the American photographer Robert Frank said ‘Black and white are the colours of photography.’ To many photographers, black and white was the standard. Sixty years on, the reverse is true, and colour has suffused all forms of photography. It’s difficult now to imagine it being any other way. The rise of colour photography led to the convergence of artistic and documentary practices, and the blurring of genre boundaries.
Address: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Opening exhibition: June 29, 2023.