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De Monsterkamer

Lecture Erik Kessels

By 05-09-2017

Every first Thursday of the month De Monsterkamer organises an Open Doors + special guest event. This time we have invited Erik Kessels, a Dutch artist, designer and curator with great interest in photography.

Erik Kessels is since 1996 Creative Director of the communications agency KesselsKramer in Amsterdam and he works for national and international clients. As an artist and photography curator Kessels has published over 50 books of his ‘re-appropriated’ images: Missing Links (1999), The Instant Men (2000), in almost every picture (2001-2015) and Wonder(2006). Since 2000, he has been an editor of the alternative photography magazine Useful Photography.

For the DVD art project Loud & Clear he worked together with artists such as Marlene Dumas and Candice Breitz. Kessels writes regular editorials for numerous international magazines.
In 2010 Kessels was awarded with the Amsterdam Prize of the Arts, in 2016 nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize and is often seen as the most influential creative of The Netherlands.

As a curator, he has produced several long-running exhibitions that re-appropriate found, including the recent retrospective exhibition ‘Erik Kessels & Friends’.
At De Monsterkamer, Kessels will speak about his work as a designer and art-director, his personal projects and his ongoing fascination with the beauty in mistakes.

De Monsterkamer Open Doors + Special Guest
Erik Kessels

Thursday, September 7, 2017
17.00 – 20.00 hrs.
Timorplein 47, Amsterdam
Free entrance