In the beginning of 2016 the Fries Museum acquired two works from the project Collected Memory.
Sky over Mediapark, Hilversum. May 6th, 2010 18:04 and Sky over Church Street, New York. September 11th, 2010 8:46 are now part of the permanent collection.
The works will be part of the exhibition Beladen Landschap: van Kiefer tot Ristelhueber, which starts February 3rd. In this exhibition 15 different artists show their vision on the ‘charged’ landscape. About locations which are etched in our collective memory, like Auschwitz, Lampedusa or Aleppo.
Works by Francis Alys, Armando, Ori Gersht, Hans Citroen, Hannah Collins, Charles Heller and Lorenzo Pezzani, Marcel van Hoorn, Anselm Kiefer, Mathieu Knippenbergh, Raquel Maulwurf, M.I.A., Johan Nieuwenhuize, Olphaert de Otter, Karin Peulen and Sophie Ristelhueber.
Beladen Landschap: van Kiefer tot Ristelhueber
February 3rd till June 4th 2017
Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands

< Sky over Mediapark, Hilversum. May 6th, 2010 18:04
> Sky over Church Street, New York. September 11th, 2010 8:46

Photo 2010 / 2011 print 2016
Inkjet print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper mounted on Dibond
with protective uv spray coating in maple wooden frame
Frame 100,90×71,23 cm
Image 89,00 x 59,33 cm
Edition 3 + 2 a.p.

In november last year I made a photo of the sky over concert hall Bataclan in Paris for my ongoing project Collected Memory.
“Though never expressly negative in his outlook, Nieuwenhuize
has sought to reflect and interpret the crisis of identity brought
on by globalization. 
It is fitting perhaps that the task has, in part, fallen to a native
of the Netherlands. After all, there is perhaps no other place in
the West where the anxie ties and possibilities of modernity are
more explicit than in this most cosmopolitan of countries.”
Lorne Darnell
Excerpt from the work of Johan Nieuwenhuize, Lorne Darnell,  2013
Read the full text here

Sky over Boulevard Voltaire 50, Paris

November 13th, 2016, 21:49
Photo 2016
Inkjet print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper mounted on Dibond
with protective uv spray coating in maple wooden frame
Frame 100,90×71,23 cm
Image 89,00 x 59,33 cm
Edition 3 + 2 a.p.

 

 

Last year I traveled to Utøya, Norway. On July 22nd at 17:22 I took a picture of the sky over the Island of Utøya.
Today I am in Lockerbie, Scotland to take a picture of the sky over Lockerbie at 19:02.

These photographs are part of my ongoing project Collected Memory, for which I am making a collection of abstract images of the sky, representing important events from the collective memory.