The Hague Museum of Photography temporarily closed
Unfortunately we have to stay closed a little bit longer. As it looks now, the lockdown will last until Tuesday, March 15. Have you already bought a ticket for the coming weeks? Then you will receive an email from us as soon as possible. We sincerely hope to welcome you back to the museum soon and wish you health and good luck for now.
19 June to 12 December 2021 Kunstmuseum Den Haag’s photography collection includes dozens of portraits of artists, ranging from images commissioned by newspapers or magazines, to intimate portraits taken by close friends or loved ones. The Hague Museum of Photography will be showing a small selection from this collection in Artist Portraits, which will include work by Emmy Andriesse, Paul Citroen...
For decades now, Dutch photographer Machiel Botman (b. 1955) has occupied a unique, somewhat elusive position in the international photography world. Slowly and with extreme precision, he is building a solid body of work, developing a specific ‘photographic language’ consisting of countless isolated fragments and scraps of reality. Black-and-white photographs of everyday things he encounters (a...
Johan Nieuwenhuize’s new project, IMG_, is a growing collection of abstract and semi-abstract photographic observations of »the city«: structures, buildings, cars, and reflections. The work re-presents an active visual archive consisting of images made du-ring Nieuwenhuize’s travels to different cities in Europe and the USA.
While everyone outside is relaxing in the sun, the atmosphere inside the museum is quiet and contemplative. The more than 120 photographs, drawings and collages on exhibition are pervaded by a mood of poetic resignation, either inspired by the subject (remote islands, deserted villages and solitary people) or deliberately evoked by the artist (distorted portraits/self-portraits and sombre still...
The rush and calm, moments in the city
A deserted 1950s theatre versus a packed metro train with passengers flattened against the windows. Just one of the many contrasts waiting to be discovered in The rush and calm, moments in the city, a major photo exhibition opening at the Hague Museum of Photography on 5 July.
Paul Kooiker is among the most interesting conceptual photographers currently working in the Netherlands. Although his work consists entirely of photographic images, he is not so much a photographer as a sculptor and installation artist. His fascination with intriguing themes like voyeurism, innocence and clichés leads him to construct fictive collections of images that are of extremely uncertain...