Today the IN TIMES OF CORONA publication was printed at Zwaan Printmedia. It is going to be a very nice and special little

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.

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.

Johan Nieuwenhuize – The Bubble
Door Jelle Bouwhuis


“Technologische ontwikkelingen en de impact ervan op de samenleving worden een steeds belangrijker element in mijn werk.

Johan Nieuwenhuize – The Bubble

By Jelle Bouwhuis

“Technological developments and their impact on society are becoming an increasingly important element of my work. How filter bubbles make our online world smaller contrasts sharply with the uninhibited positive ideas about freedom and democracy from the early days of the Internet.”

The Bubble is an algorithmic artwork with 700+ photographs I made based on conversations with students. I worked on it in collaboration with cognition- and datascientist Robin van Emden and 80 students of The Hague University of Applied Sciences.

A text by curator and researcher Jelle Bouwhuis is available at the location of the work

Also part of the art collection of The Hague University of Applied Sciences, works by a.o.:
Hans Aarsman, Jan Adriaans, Stephan Balkenhol , Hans van Bentem, Annemarie Bleeker,
Anton Corbijn , Stéphane Couturier , Wijnanda Deroo,Elspeth Diederix , Michel François,
Andreas Gursky , John Hilliard , Teun Hocks , Bertien van Manen , Hans van der Meer,
Liza May Post , Lon Robbé , Roland Schimmel , Beat Streuli , Henk Tas and Mette Tronvoli,
Lawrence Weiner and Maarten Wetsema.

The Bubble is on display permanently as of today, during opening times of the building
The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Johanna Westerdijkplein 75
2521 EN The Hague, The Netherlands.

The new installation work Eerst zien dan geloven was a success. The evening opening on Thursday June 8th was sold out, as well as the theatre play on Saturday. Sunday was a busy day too, with family, friends and curators visiting.

Three special editions available were issued. Each special edition consists of a set of three images from the installation, made in the chruch, temple and synagogue. They come with a free copy of the publication, designed by -SYB-. The editions are available here.

The beautiful new publication Eerst zien dan geloven, designed by renowned designer -SYB-, will be presented today. This publication is to be distributed for free among the participants of the theatre project Eerst zien dan geloven of the National Theatre in The Hague, the Netherlands.

Special editions, consisting of three prints from the project, are available in the shop.
The special editions include a free publication.

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.

Mondriaan Fund grants my application for a Werkbijdrage Bewezen Talent (working grant proven talent). The next four years using this grant I will delve deeper into the relation between photography and the memory .

Two projects I am working on now are OTANI NIEUWENHUIZE with photographer Shinji Otani and Extended Memory with neuro psychologist Robin van Emden. Picture: Robin van Emden during a working visit in studio.