Photography exhibition ‘Gimme Shelter’

17-09-2009

An abstract ‘virtual relief’ of squares and cubicles, a group of skinheads entering the subway and an old man living in a car. There is a lot of diversity in the photographic works by the ten finalists for the Bouw in Beeld Prijs (‘construction in image’ award). The theme ‘Gimme Shelter’ leaves open many avenues of interpretation. The winning photograph depicts a studio in a poor neighborhood in Uganda. Clients can be captured there before backgrounds of waterfalls, alpine mountains or a row of windmills, finding a temporary escape from their normal lives. The photographer, Andrea Stultiens, received a prize of €10,000.

The competition was organised by Ballast Nedam, one of the largest construction companies in the Netherlands, revolving around the notion that architecture and photography have a lot in common. The works of the ten finalists are now being shown in a touring exhibition. After stopping at the Cobra museum in Amstelveen, the show will visit the ENCI cement factory–turned–art gallery AINSI, before ending at the Technical University of Eindhoven. Be aware of the limited opening hours: only from Thursdays to Sundays between 11.00 and 17.00 and on special occasions. For more information, see www.bouwinbeeldprijs.nl or www.ainsi.nl.

 

Ruud Berkers

  • What: Photography exhibition ‘Gimme Shelter’
  • When: 22 September–31 October
  • Where: AINSI, Lage Kanaaldijk 112–113, Maastricht
  • Admission: Free

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