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.

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.

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 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.

This Sunday the art program Avro Kunstuur, on Dutch national TV, contains a short item about the two works from IMG_ which I donated for the Cordaid auction. Avro Kunstuur, April 6th, Nederland 2, 18:50

more info / make a bid


Digital c-print on aluminium
Edition of 3+2 a.p.


Digital c-print on aluminium
Edition of 3+2 a.p.