The major Japanese blog IMA online featured the work in progress exhibition in Ukiha, Japan, of ORANDA LOCI, the new OTANI NIEUWENHUIZE project. Find the article here (Japanese).

Last Sunday our first shoot of the new OTANI NIEUWENHUIZE project ORANDA LOCI took place.

Theme of this part of the project is badminton, one of the things brought to Japan by the Dutch during the time of the trading post Dejima, between 1641 and 1859. On a rooftop of a grocery store in Ukiha me and Shinji Otani photographed twins.

Since our new project ORANDA LOCI is about the Genius Loci, the spirit of a place, location is a vital element of it. For our pictures we are scouting locations in the cultural and natural landscape of Kyushu.

In 2015 I started to collaborate with Shinji Otani. As artist duo OTANI NIEUWENHUIZE we are now working on a new project, ORANDA LOCI.
This Sunday we will travel to Ukiha, Japan, to work on it for a month. During our working period we focus on the visible influence the Dutch have had on the cultural landscape of Japan.

For the occasion photographer Koos Breukel made two great portraits of our artist duo.

The new project is generously supported by Ukiha City, Panasonic LUMIX, Mondriaan Fund, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Tokyo and The Shareholders.

Video report of the artist talk about the permanent installation work The Bubble. Curator, writer and researcher Jelle Bouwhuis talks with artist Johan Nieuwenhuize.
The talk took place on November 1st, 2018, 16:00 at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.
Camerawork and editing by Christitan van der Kooy.

For the full screen version click here.

A new special edition of The Bubble is in the making.
Details below, drop me a line at johan [at] johan nieuwenhuize .nl should you be interested

The Bubble, editions 1 | 2 | 3
set of three inkjet prints on Canson Archival Luster Paper
30x18cm, mounted on polystyreen
in black aluminium frame with museum glass
printed by Fotolab Amsterdam
framed by Goedman Lijstenmakerij

edition 10

€450,00  price untill the end of 2018, excluding shipping

also available:
set of three works | 100x60cm | edition 3+2 a.p.
price on request