'On the Move' at Stedelijk Museum AmsterdamExhibitions / Amsterdam
29 August 2014 - 18 January, Daily 10am-6pm; Thurs until 10pm
The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam will kick-off the cultural season by presenting the exhibition On the Move: Storytelling in Contemporary Photography and Graphic Design featuring the works of 28 artists.
New forms of narrativity
Curated by Carolien Glazenburg, On the Move takes as its starting point the changing nature and mediums through which stories are conveyed.
Technology is rapidly changing the way photographers and graphic designers tell a narrative, with inventions such as apps, audio-visual installations and a variety of online media taking the place of the traditional photo essay.
These more interactive methods of expression mean that the role of the graphic designer and image producer are also effected.
They no longer solely choose a set of photographs in a linear fashion, but must also think how end-users will perceive the story and the various elements in a project that may change, have multiple perspectives, etc.
In the exhibition, this is what is meant by On the Move. The name makes reference to the journey that visual artists must embark on when seeking to tell a story and the myriad of directions that new mediums and platforms can take that story.
Martine Stig, Cauchy Horizons, 2012-2013
Thumb photo: Sarah Carlier, The Lamb (video still), 2013
Nadine Stijns, Elk Head, 2012
The 28 artists in the exhibition have been selected by a jury from 471 original submissions to highlight how the journey of storytelling has shifted over the past two decades. Beatrix Ruf, the new director of the Stedelijk, will select a number of these works to become part of the Stedelijk's permanent collection.
› To see a list of artists exhibited, see here.