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The Politics of Sport by Christto & Andrew, at Unseen Festival & Het Brediusbad

In the Amsterdam open air swimming pool The Brediusbad, an open air swimming pool near Unseen Festival, Amsterdam, the conceptual photographers Christto & Andrew will present an exhibition that looks at current developments in the sports industry specific to Qatar. The exhibition, curated by Unseen’s Head of Artistic Affairs, Emilia van Lynden, will address why hosting mega sports events have become such an important aspect and will take a closer look at the the underlying motives of hosting such events. The Brediusbad is an outdoor swimming pool located in a green area next to the WestCord Art Hotel in Amsterdam’s Spaarndammerbuurt neighbourhood. The pool has a deep end and a shallow end for swimmers of all levels. There is also a wading pool with a fountain for toddlers and young children. The pool is daily open from the beginning of May through the beginning of September. The exhibition, the festival says in a statement, “will address how power is asserted through a specific aesthetic.” The photographers talked about their relationship with their adopted home of Qatar …



The 32nd Bienal de São Paulo: Live Uncertainty launches in Brazil

Conceived of as a garden, Live Uncertainty occupies the Bienal Pavilion. Seventy percent of its projects commissioned for an art and photography festival that sees itself as “permeable and accessible, participating in the ongoing construction of Ibirapuera Park as a public space and expanding its sense of community.”


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African Portraiture at the Unseen 2016 Fair and Festival

For the latest edition of Unseen Photo Festival, the entire Spaarndammer neighbourhood of Amstrerdam is to give itself up to photography and interaction, by giving visitors the chance to have portrait taken by artists such as South African artist Zanele Muholi in Face to Face: African Portraiture. Unseen Photo Fair, which takes place at the Westergasfabriek terrain to the West of Amsterdam’s city centre, will also be orientated around Self Publish Be Happy publisher Bruno Ceschel and artist Lucas Blalock’s “focus on augmented reality in photography.” British artist Clare Strand will also give Unseen festival-goers the chance to win her work with a fun fair-hoopla. Here’s what to catch at this year’s Unseen: Face to Face: African Portraiture Studio portraiture is a long standing tradition within the history of photography on the African continent. This year, Unseen will create its own pop up studio outside at the Westergasfabriek, inviting established and young emerging artists from leading African countries to document the visitors of Unseen. The project will highlight this integral part of African’s cultural heritage. Artists across the continent …


BJP Staff