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2020
Charlotte Dumas, Imabari, Fur on fur, 2016
c-print, 40 x 50 cm, ed 5
2 — 4 Oct 2020
One weekend of contemporary photography in 27 Amsterdam based galleries
Unseen at the gallery

Friday Oct 2 – Sunday Oct 4 Opening hours: daily 12 - 18 hrs.

Presenting a program of undiscovered photography talent and unseen works by well-known photographers, over 25 galleries from Amsterdam ini'ated a weekend of photography. Supported by Unseen this is a physical answer to digital fairs, all galleries can be visited on the spot throughout the city.

We are pleased to present works by Charlotte Dumas in our drawing cabinet.

Charlotte Dumas’ (born 1977, Lives in Amsterdam) work focuses on series of animals in relation to humans. Among her subjects; Horses working in forests, pulling logs and the funerary horses of Arlington National Cemetery that accompany fallen soldiers to their final resting place. Rescue dogs who, in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, searched day and night for survivors at the Pentagon and World Trade Center. Horses living in the wild, on the fringes of Nevada towns, or on small islands in Japan. The notion that the state of humanity can be read and studied by the way we relate to animals is a vital thread in Charlotte Dumas' work. Her choice of subject relates directly to the way we use, co-exist and define specific animals, assigning various symbolisms as well as our own personal reflections to them.

An extensive solo exhibition titled Bezoar is currently on view at Le Forum at the Fondation Hermès in Tokyo until 29.11.2020. The exhibition is centered around Dumas’ two recent films produced in Japan, Shio ( 2018) and Yorishiro ( 2020) in which two young female protagonists play an important role alongside the horses that live freely on the small Japanese island of Yonaguni. Dumas has been following this subject since 2015.

Her well-known series Retrieved is still on show in her solo exhibition at the 911 Memorial Museum, New York until 31.05.2021In the past Dumas has held numerous solo exhibitions at venues throughout the world, including Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia (2018), Kunstverein Heilbronn (2018), SieboldHuis, Leiden (2018), Beelden aan Zee, Den Haag (2018), Museum De Pont, Tilburg (2015) The Photographers' Gallery in London (2015), Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (2012), FO.KU.S., Innsbruck (2010), Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam (2009) among others.

Participating galleries:
Albada Jelgersma - Erin O’Keefe, Misha de Ridder
AKINCI – Melanie Bonajo
Andriesse~ Eyck – Charlotte Dumas
Galerie Bart – Isabelle Wenzel
Vriend van Bavink – Roosmarijn Pallandt, Natascha Libbert
Bildhalle – Paul Cupido
Bradwolff & Partners – Katrin Korfmann, Roy Villevoye
Ellen de Bruijne – Uta Eisenreich, Klaas Kloosterboer
Josilda da Conceicao – Jim Mooijekind, Mark van Overeem, Leendert Vooijce, Luke McCowan
Marian Cramer - Güler Ates, Lucy Cordes Engelman, Miguel Milló, Siyue Pan
Galerie Dudok de Groot – Daan Paans, Lex ter Braak, Ilona Plaum, Paul Bogaers
FLATLAND - Paolo Ventura
Galerie Fontana – Max Kraanen, Simone Hoang
Annet Gelink - Bertien van Manen
Gerhard Hofland - John Kayser
Roy Kahmann – Bastiaan Woudt
Wouter van Leeuwen - Jenia Fridlyand, Raymond Meeks, Bryan Schutmaat
Lumen Travo - Judith Westerveld
Ron Mandos –Erwin Olaf, Sebastiaan Bremer
The Merchant House - Dennis Oppenheim, Mary Sue, Craigie Horsfield, Sylvie Bonnot
Caroline O’Breen – Elsa Leydier, Tasio Bidegain
The Ravestijn Gallery - Patrick Waterhouse
Stigter van Doesburg – Elspeth Diederix
tegenboschvanvreden - Paul Kooiker
Torch Gallery – Eddie Posthuma de Boer
Fons Welters – Jennifer Tee
Martin van Zomeren – Sander Wassink