The Ravestijn Gallery
In Spring 2016 De Puy’s first museum exhibition opened at the Fotomuseum in The Hague (NL) with her series ‘If This is True…, a series of portraits taken on a roadtrip 8.000 miles on a Harley-Davidson through the USA. A selection of that show, including new and unseen works will be on show at Art Rotterdam 2017.
Booth number: 45
Wednesday February 8 / 18:00 - 22:00
Thursday, February 9 / 11:00 - 19:00
Friday, February 10 / 11.00 – 21:00
Saturday, February 11 / 11.00 – 19:00
Sunday, February 12 / 11.00 – 19:00
For further information about the works or the gallery please contact the gallery director Jasper Bode via email: email@example.com or by phone +31 6 1651 0221.
A SHE STORY
A She Story – an ode to all women
Film by: Robin de Puy & Maarten van Rossem
Model: Elke van Achterberg
Styling: Sonny Groo
Makeup and Hair: Yokaw Pat
Edit: Tim Roza
Sounddesign: Gijs Stollman
Robin de Puy captured various prominent as well as unknown Dutch ladies – Stephanie Afrida, Sophie Hilbrand, Hanna Verboom, Fidan Ekiz and MichaeleDePrince among others – in powerful black and white, while De Bijenkorf drew up their stories.
De Puy on the project: ‘It was very inspiring to work with all these different women. They are all unique in their own way, like the perseverance of the young Elke van Achterberg as a professional wheelchair fencer, and the wisdom of the 90-year-old madam Link as well as the life story of ballerina Michaela DePrince. Besides photographing the campaign images I have also created four short films in collaboration with cinematographer Maarten van Rossem.’
So, on route to the Bijenkorf. There you can admire A She Story from January 16 to March 8 (International Women’s Day) in the shop windows, on outdoor media, online and as an exhibition in all Bijenkorf stores.
SEE ALL THIS
Interview w/ Marina Abramovic
RdP: ‘I recognize that. You shouldn’t force the creative process. Sensing the right moment is a gut feeling.
MA: ‘That’s called synchronicity. When you surrender to the moment, whatever happens is what needs to happen. You have to be open to that, because often our mind gets in the way. When you’re overthinking, you are inhibiting your natural way of doing things. The body is wise in a way the mind cannot match.’
RdP: ‘The wisdom of the body. Sounds good!’
MA: ‘Take your motorcycle roadtrip last year for example. Sometimes you just keep driving and you become exhausted. You are draining your body so much it seizes to think. We are always thinking. Somebody once said that the only moment you’re not thinking is when you are sneezing or having an orgasm. Draining yourself, pushing yourself to the limit, it is also a way to end the constant stream of thoughts. Being so tired you cannot think anymore. The sense of rest you will experience when that happens is unbelievable.’
Read the full article in See All This (only available in Dutch). Order: here.
IF THIS IS TRUE
TIME selects the Best Photobooks of 2016
Selected by TIME LightBox Editor Olivier Laurent:
“The American road trip is a photographic trope that’s often abused by countless photographers, but Robin de Puy, through her truly personal approach, has produced an opus that sets her apart from the masses. Her American road trip spanned 8,000 miles on a motorcycle, but you’ll rarely see pictures of stunning landscapes in her work. Instead, the Dutch photographer chose to focus on the people she met – sharing personal experiences that many photographes would shun. The result is a stunning study of today’s America made all the more relevant after Donald Trump’s election.”