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Olaf solo exhibitions at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and Fotomuseum Den Haag

January 5, 2019


We are extremely proud to announce two large solo exhibitions of master photographer Erwin Olaf. In 2019 Olaf will have a major retrospective at the Gemeentemuseum The Hague and at The Hague Museum of Photography.

Dates: 16 February 2019 till 12 May 2019

Erwin Olaf’s razor-sharp aesthetic intuition purposely conceals his themes, so that the viewer has to accept the initial concealment in his series. Yet in the end, his unconventional style never fails to deliver dramatic visual and emotional impact.

Olaf always vividly captures the essence of contemporary life.

[From the press-release:

The Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and The Hague Museum of Photography are to honour one of the Netherlands’ most famous photographers, Erwin Olaf (b. 1959), with a double exhibition. Olaf, whose recent portraits of the royal family drew widespread admiration, will turn sixty in 2019 – a good moment to stage a major retrospective. The Hague Museum of Photography will focus on Olaf’s love of his craft and his transition from analogue photojournalist to digital image-maker and storyteller. Olaf will himself bring together some twenty photographs by famous photographers of the past who have been a vital source of inspiration to him. Gemeentemuseum Den Haag will show non-commissioned work by Olaf from 2000 to his most recent series, including the work he produced in Shanghai and his most recent series Palm Springs, on display for the first time. Olaf will be showing his photography in the form of installations, in combination with film, sound and sculpture.

We will be setting up the galleries in such a way that the exhibition is a journey through my head,’ says Olaf. ‘Visitors will be able to wander through my mind.’]

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