Kim Bouvy

EXHIBITION Rotterdam in the Picture at Netherlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam / 24 January 2015 - 17 May 2015

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A new HD digital version of the installation ‘Phantom City’ is now on view at the Nfm.
The exhibition is accompanied by a magnificent catalogue with the same title.

Exhibition Rotterdam in the Picture | 175 Years of Photography in Rotterdam
Since the invention of the medium of photography, there has never been an exhibition on Rotterdam that has given such a broad representation of the city and of the photography used to produce this representation. Rotterdam in the Picture displays a tough city, a multicultural, constructive and dynamic city, a city that is always under development. The built environment receives great attention, as does the harbour, the striking architecture and the people that make the city what it is.

Either independently or on assignment, photographers from Rotterdam, the Netherlands and abroad have been partly responsible for forming the image of the city. Photographers have developed a vision of the city and given it a countenance. This has helped determine how the city is regarded by external observers, which, in turn, has had an effect upon the way in which Rotterdammers themselves view their city. The image of the city and the city as an image converge here in renowned photographic highlights and unknown material.

Rotterdam in the Picture | 175 Years of Photography in Rotterdam is based on a study that the Nederlands Fotomuseum commissioned Joop de Jong to perform. This exhibition presents many photos from the Museum’s own collection, supplemented by loans from the Rotterdam City Archives, the Royal Archives, the Railway Museum, the Maria Austria Institute, Rotterdam Museum, and the Extraordinary Collections of the University of Leiden.

Photographers in the exhibition
Freek van Arkel, J.Baer, Andor von Barsy, Gabriele Basilico, Henri Berssenbrugge, Henri Alphonse van Besten, Eva Besnyö, W. Bleuzé, A. Boeseken, Boudewijn Bollmann, Marrie Bot, Kim Bouvy, Gaston Braun, George Breitner, Ger Burg, Wouter Cool, John Davies, Cornelis Deltenre, François van Dijk, Adrienne van Eekelen, Bernard F. Eilers, Wally Elenbaas, Franz von Erckens, Gilbert Fastenaekens, Francis Frith, W. Ganter, J. Van Gorkum, Johann Hameter, Robert de Hartogh, Carel van Hees, Walter Herfst, Jacob van der Hoeven, Alphons Hustinx, Andries Jager, Marijn de Jong, Rince de Jong, Henk Jonker, Jan Kamman, Bart Kemps, Gebr. Klumpes, Jan Koelinga, Helena van der Kraan, Carel Kramer, Susanne Kriemann, Germaine Krull, J. Kuiper, W.J. Kuipers, Gustave Larauza, C.A.G. Leyenaar, Jannes Linders, Jan van Maanen, Paul Martens, Peter Martens, Vincent Mentzel, Carl-Emil Mögle, Kees Molkenboer, Munnich & Ermerins, Cornelis Nieuwland, Evert van Ojen, Cas Oorthuys, Pieter Oosterhuis, Julius Perger, Hayo Piebenga, Gebr. Pieterman, Frans von Pöppinghausen, Bas Princen, E. Radermacher, Joop Reijngoud, J. van Rhijn, P.W. Roemer, Jan Roovers, Frits J. Rotgans, Gerco de Ruijter, Daria Scagliola, Eric van der Schalie, Jan Schaper, J. Schotel, Janine Schrijver, Paul Schuitema, Harry Sengers, John Sherrington, Ruud Sies, Otto Snoek, Sara Lydia Stahl-Van Hoboken, Richard Strauss, H.J. Tollens, Robert F. Turing, Uyttenbroek & Versluis, Pieter Vandermeer, Daniël van de Ven, C. Vreedenburgh, Jan Vrijhof, Hans Werlemann, Gerard Wessel, Ed van Wijk, Hans Wilschut, L. van de Winkel, Peter Wotke, Steef Zoetmulder.

Catalogue Rotterdam in the Picture
Autors: Joop de Jonge en Frits Gierstberg
Contributors: Wilfried de Jong en Jules Deelder
Publisher: Hannibal
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9789492081179
Language: Dutch
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Cityscape - Cologne

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Images made during residency May 2013 at Opekta Ateliers, Cologne

March 2013 - Energy Landscapes

For the publication SOURCE #07: What if we were all producers (of energy)?’ published by the Master departments of the Design Academy Eindhoven (ISBN 978-94-91400-04-9), I photographed the EON energy plant located on the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam. The publication is a result of a joint project with E.ON about the future of energy for which the first year master students developed a series of scenarios.

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Friday 2 November 2012 20h: Symposium Port Prospects

Friday 2 November 2012, 20.00h
Het Wilde Weten, Robert Fruinstraat 35, Rotterdam
doors open 19.30h (English spoken)
Entrance free, reservations rsvp info@hetwildeweten.nl
www.hetwildeweten.nl

This summer the exhibition ‘Learning from… Rotterdam’ was on view at the Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven (DE): a photographic dialogue between the harbor cities of Rotterdam and Wilhelmshaven. The exhibition featured commissioned works by a.o. Elian Somers (NL), Kim Bouvy (NL) and Oliver Godow (DE).

Since 2007, the Port of Rotterdam Authority and the Nederlands Fotomuseum have been commissioning photographers to reflect on the Maasvlakte 2, the extension of the Rotterdam harbor. The latest work is ‘Lunar Landscapes’ by Marie-José Jongerius, on view at the NFm from November 3.

The symposium reflects on these dialectic representations and questions their influence on the image and conception of the city. With Kim Bouvy, Elian Somers, Oliver Godow, Marie-José Jongerius (artists), Viola Weigel (director/curator Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven) Frits Gierstberg (Head of Exhibitions Nederlands Fotomuseum), Caroline von Courten (writer, curator). Moderator is Saskia van Stein (curator NAiM/Bureau Europa)

A small exhibition of the commissioned works by Elian Somers, Kim Bouvy and Oliver Godow will be on display in the project space of Het Wilde Weten during the symposium. If you can’t make it to the symposium but would like to see the works Saturday 3 or Sunday 3 November, please email to info@hetwildeweten.nl.

The symposium is organized by Het Wilde Weten and the Goethe Institut Rotterdam.

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Kim Bouvy ‘Lena’ (Wilhelmshaven), 2012

9 Oct - 11 Nov 2012: Exhibition Research by Walking, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao

“An urban neighbourhood is not only determined by geographical and economic factors but by how its inhabitants and those of other neighbourhoods picture it” P. H. Chombart de Lauwe, 1952

Research by walking is a curatorial project developed within the framework of Alba Colomo’s residency at the Het Wilde Weten (HWW) centre in Rotterdam, as a result of a scholarship awarded by Sala Rekalde. The exhibition shows the material used by the curator during her research process, along with the work of artists Iratxe Jaio & Klaas van Gorkum, Kim Bouvy and Left Hand Rotation. The work by the Left Hand Rotation collective was developed as part of the KunstWeekend Charlois festival in Rotterdam in June 2012.

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Kim Bouvy - Free lots on Katendrecht, 2005

Research by walking focuses on the role of artists in the social transformation of the south of Rotterdam –an area where a large number of ‘creative professionals’ live- and how their presence relates to urban (and urbanistic) development policies drawn up by local institutions. The high concentration of artists – and the much vaunted ‘creative class’- who live and work in this part of the city, appears to have been one of the strategies implemented by the local authorities to regenerate the socio-economic fabric of the area.

The curator, Alba Colomo (Bilbao, 1985) graduated in Humanities from the Carlos III University in Madrid and took a Masters in Curating Latin American Art at the University of Essex (United Kingdom). She has worked in spaces including Gasworks (London) and at the Pinta (London) and Justmadrid fairs. Her research line concentrates on studying the possibilities contemporary art holds for destabilising and creating fissures in the suppositions inherent to our day to day. One of her most recent projects is Art Control Society-Arte Control Sociedad, a publication that shows work by three artists around the issue of social control. In November 2012 Alba will be presenting the project estado ausente (absent state), which will be shown at the art centre Lugar a Dudas, in Cali, Colombia. http://albacolomo.tumblr.com/

The artists
Iratxe Jaio & Klaas van Gorkum have been working together since 2001. Using documentation as a working methodology, their work centres on the analysis and questioning of notions such as space, work, ownership and community, always within the framework of everyday socio-political reality. Some of their projects include Amikejo, in the MUSAC (2011); Stay inside. Close windows and doors (2008); Let me hold your hand, Centre for Visual Introspection, Bucharest (2008); and Meanwhile, in the living room…, Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz (2007). http://www.parallelports.org/

Kim Bouvy works as an artist and curator in the field of photography. Her projects include the show Reclaiming the Streets, in MAMA, which she ran, and the exhibition Spectacular City at the Institute of Architecture of the Netherlands (NAI), for which she was the assistant curator. As an artist, her work revolves around the contemporary ‘Urban Condition’, combining images and text. Her book Phantom City (2010) tells a story about the presence and the future possibilities of the city of Rotterdam.

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