Spread across 53 galleries in over 14 countries Unseen Amsterdam is back for its sixth edition and takes place late next month from 22 – 24 September (Preview 21 September). This edition of the Fair presents a generous helping of new photography, with 95 artists showing never before exhibited work as part of the Unseen ‘Premieres’ event; featuring Todd Hido (USA), Ricardo Cases (SP), Peggy Franck (NL) and Gregory Halpern (USA) to name a handful. Unseen 2017 also introduces CO-OP, a new, dynamic and interactive element to its platform, CO-OP is a space exclusively dedicated to the work of cutting edge artist collectives from all over the world. The thirteen international collectives are selected by Unseen and Lars Willumeit, the curator of the first edition of CO-OP and you can find and explore conversations with the full list here.
Another noteworthy inclusion is the Unseen Living Room which hosts panel discussions, in depth lectures, talks, interviews and artist presentations, connecting emerging artists with a variety of leading figures to provide a broad range of perspectives on today’s photographic climate. This years Living Room will be co-curated by the Barbican, London as well as the Center for Creative Photography (CCP), Tucson USA and include discussions with photographers – Dana Lixenberg, Emmanuelle Andrianjafy and Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa (Barbican) and, Bill Hunt, Susan Bright and Krzysztof Candrowicz (CCP).
Add in the Book Market, the Unseen Talent Award and a plethora of on and offsite exhibitions and you’ve got a busy three days, if you’re lucky enough to be in it’s path be sure not to miss it. For more info and to see the full program head to – unseenamsterdam.com
- 1. Thomas Albdorf, from the series I Made This For You © Thomas Albdorf
- 2. The Price Of A Black Life In America’, 2015 © Ina Lounguine/LIVE WILD
- 3. Mbagne con watermelon, from the series Every Night Temo Ser la Dinner, 2015 © Sofia Ayarzagoitia/NEWWER
- 4. Archive of Nepal Picture Library © Amrit Bahadur Chitrakar_ Nepal Picture Library
- 5. Torrent, from the series Peaks of Present, 2015 © Hiryczuk_Van