2 February - 8 March, 2020
Opening 2 February, 4 - 7 p.m.
Schilt Publishing & Gallery is pleased to announce To Hans, an exhibition by Vivian Keulards.
Addiction is still a big taboo. With this project, Vivian Keulards breaks her silence around the addiction and death of her brother Hans. Years after his death, she went in search for answers. Why did he get addicted and she didn’t, how did he feel and could she have done anything? Her brother Hans was only 38 years old when he died in a hotel room in Berlin. His sudden cardiac arrest was caused by drugs. His death is a fact, the way he died a taboo.
This project is a personal story with a universal mission: to show the human being behind addiction. To show it’s only a thin line between being addicted and not.
Vivian Keulards is a Dutch conceptual portrait photographer. She graduated in 2009 from the Fotoacademie Amsterdam. Her fascination for images and photography started earlier though. During her Communication Science studies at the KUN (University of Nijmegen, master’s degree in 1995) she mainly focused on visual culture and imaging; she also loved to print in the darkroom.
Vivian’s portrait series are often created over a longer period of time and are narrative (conceptual). Children, adolescents and vulnerable groups are recurring subjects in her photography. Her series can be documentary or based on fine-art. Therefore, her work is shown on different platforms like photo festivals, galleries, newspapers and magazines. Her portraits have been published, exhibited and rewarded internationally and are part of public and private collections.
The book To Hans, is published by Schilt Publishing and available in English and Dutch edition. The book will be presented at the opening.
7 September - 1 December, 2019
Opening 7 September, 5 - 7 p.m.
Schilt Publishing & Gallery is pleased to announce One Year, an exhibition by Geert Broertjes.
In a very short space of time, Geert Broertjes lost the most important women in his life. His aunt, grandmother and mother passed away. He shared his grief with his girlfriend, who became a recurring theme in this series. But even this relationship ended, a couple of months after his mother passed. Broertjes photographed the process instinctively. It was only afterwards that he noticed the coherence of his work. It became a poetic story about love, loss and grief. The beautiful photographs, all shot analogue in raw black and white, reveal the dark feelings he experienced during this intense period in his life.
Geert Broertjes is a Dutch photographer who is fascinated by what motivates people, the choices they make in life, and why. Geert graduated from the Photo Academy in Amsterdam. Since then his work evolved into a poetic, melancholic and romantic version of reality. His work was exhibited at Triennale der Photographie, Unseen, Rencontres d'Arles. Broertjes works with analogue cameras and makes both high-end digital prints and superb silver gelatins. He currently lives and works in Amsterdam.
The book One Year, was published by Schilt Publishing in August 2019. The book will be available at the opening and will be presented at Unseen, Amsterdam in September 2019.
Animal / Other Animals
Opening Sunday, 18 August 16:00
Schilt Publishing & Gallery and Restaurant Bloem op IJburg are pleased to invite you to the new show Animal / Other Animals by American photographer Elliot Ross in the top-class Italian restaurant Bloem op IJburg!
When: Sunday 18 August, 4 pm (Aperitivo)
Where: Bloem op IJburg, IJburglaan 1289, Amsterdam
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
We hope to see you then!
Elliot Ross was born in Chicago, U.S. in 1947. His work has been exhibited internationally and is in collections in the United States and abroad, including those of the Bibliothéque Nationale de France, Paris; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Museé de la Photographie, Charleroi, Belgium. His project Animal was a nalist for a New York Photo Award in 2009. His critically acclaimed books, Animal and Other Animals were released by Schilt Publishing in 2010 and 2014 respectively.
“Going on to photograph animals from around the world, Ross creates images laden with emotion. He discards their environmental surroundings and uses an almost painterly approach in post-production, leaving us with these beautifully isolated and powerful portraits.”
– Aperture (New York)
Please have a look at Elliot Ross prints here.
20 April – 29 June 2019
Opening Saturday, 20 April 17:00-19:00
Since 1989 Chilikov has been working on a travel series about cities in the Soviet Union. His series, entitled ‘Photo Provocations’, ‘The Countryside Glam’, ‘The Beach’, ‘The Gambling’, ‘The Philosophy of a Journey’ and others, depict the hidden eroticism of people of the countryside that appears even more vital when it contrasts with depressing surroundings.
Sergey Chilikov graduated from Mari Pedagogical Institute with an MA in Philosophy in 1983. From 1976 till 1991 Chilikov lectured at Yoshkar-Ola University, later he completed a book on Russian philosophy, ‘The Owner of a Thing, or the Anthology of Subjectivity’. Chilikov’s photography career began in 1976 in the FACT group. Very soon he became a leader of non-conformist photography in his region. Together with a group of like-minded individuals, he managed to organize exhibitions and festivals and to deal quite peacefully with official Photo Unions. In 1980-1989 Chilikov organized the Analytical Photo Exhibitions (Yoshkar-Ola Biennale) and the annual open-air photo festival on Kundysh River. In 1988 he participated in the final exhibition of the FACT group at the Na Kashirke exhibition hall in Moscow. Chilikov's work has been exhibited during group and solo exhibitions at Photo London, Multimedia Art Museum (Moscow), PhotoFest (Huston, USA), Les Rencontres d’Arles (France), International Festival FotoGrafia (Rome), Photobiennale (Moscow). Sergey Chilikov’s photographs are part of important museums and galleries (Chicago Art Institute, Getty Foundation, MAMM).
Please enjoy an article about Sergey Chilikov on GUP magazine!
I am Waldviertel
12 January – 15 April 2019
Opening Saturday, 12 January 16:00-19:00
In 2012, the now multi-award winner photographer Carla Kogelman was commissioned by Szene Bunte Wähne, a youth theatre festival in Austria, to make a documentary about the rural Waldviertel region. She ended up in Merkenbrechts, a small bio village of 170 inhabitants, where she met Hannah and Alena, two sisters who spend much of their time together in a carefree life of swimming, playing outdoors, engrossed in games around the house. Kogelman decides to follow the family and returns regularly. Her original, superb and right on the skin black & white photography of the children and everyone and everything surrounding them in their daily lives resulted in many prestigious national and international awards like the 2018 World Press Photo 1st prize long-term project, the 2017 Alfred Fried Photography Award (winner), the 2014 World Press Photo 1st Prize People – Observed Portraits Stories and the 2014 Cortona On The Move Happiness Award.
In the spring of 2017, Schilt Publishing started discussing a book publication with Carla Kogelman. This has resulted in the book I Am Waldviertel, printed in October 2018 and released about a month later.
29 September - 5 January 2019
Elena Anosova work concentrates on boundaries and isolation. The Out-of-the-way story, made between 2015 and 2017, is about a settlement in the far North of Russia, founded about 300 years ago by Anosova’s ancestors and other people. She has never been there before, and traveled there for the first time to shoot this story. In her work Anosova explores the isolated microcosm. People in that region preserve not only their identity, but also their myths and legends. The place is the epitome of mythology. It was important for Elena Anosova to show this amazing community, that conserves itself and accepts the new only with great caution.
Elena Anosova lives between Moscow and Irkutsk. Her work explores subjects of isolation and borders and has been critically acclaimed by media and institutions worldwide. She is the winner of multiple awards, including LensCulture Exposure Awards and World Press Photo. Her work has been exhibited during group and solo exhibitions in Russia, Japan, China, Turkey, Austria, Italy, UK and the USA. She is a member of MAPS collective.
Please read an inspiring interview with Elena Anosova by LensCulture here.Events with Elena Anosova in December:
Artist talk: Elena Anosova at Theater Vrijburcht. Saturday, 1 December 2018, 20:30.
Finissage: Schilt Publishing & Gallery. Saturday, 15 December 2018, 16:00-19:00.