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“The Originals” exhibition: the power of magazine cover art

13 juni 2023, 12:00–17 juni 2023, 18:00
Madé van Krimpen, Prinsengracht 615 H Amsterdam, The Netherlands Laatste wijziging: 11 mei 2023, 09:59

We are excited to present “The Originals” exhibition that celebrates the power of magazine cover art.

By showcasing the original art pieces alongside their corresponding magazine covers and physical publications, providing a glimpse into the dynamic relationship between art and media. This exhibition celebrates the impact of art in the world of magazines and invites viewers to consider the influence that cover art has on our collective cultural consciousness. Presented in partnership with Coverjunkie, the premier platform for collecting magazine covers created by Jaap Biemans.

Jaap Biemans founded the project in November 2010 to share his love for magazine covers after graduating from the Academy of Art and Design St. Joost in Breda in 1998 and working for several magazines, including the Volkskrant. Now Coverjunkie will open its archive and display a curated selection of magazine covers to accompany Madé van Krimpen's “The Originals”, featuring captivating original works created by artists, including Jack Davison, Beni Bischof, Kwesi Botchway, Carlotta Guerrero, Katrien de Blauwer, and Duran Lantink.

Jack Davison born in 1990 is a London-based photographer who since the age of 14 experiments with cameras, photographing people surrounding him. His work focuses on experimental portrait photography fusing diverse styles between art history and internet culture. In 2016, Davison mounted his first solo exhibition at Foam Fotografiemuseum.

Carlota Guerrero is a Barcelona-based artist born in 1989 whose talents span film, photography, and art direction. She explores femininity and bodily autonomy through powerful portraiture, challenging societal norms with classical canons and goddess references. Her work reflects the spirit of our times, capturing the beauty and strength of women in all their complexity. This exhibition will feature Guerrero's iconic portrayal of the infamous Arca.

Beni Bischof is a Swiss postwar and contemporary artist who has worked for Kunsthaus Graz, Universalmuseum Joanneum, and sold in German auctions. He combines pre-existing texts, situations, and images often edging on humorous surrealist worlds.

Katrien de Blauwer, born in Belgium in 1969, studied painting in Ghent and at the Royal Academy in Antwerp. She creates intimate and personal collage works, using recycled images from magazines and paper to explore the unconscious and memory. Her monochromatic cover for INQUE Magazine's October 2021 edition sets the tone for the publication.

Kwesi Botchway, born in Accra, Ghana in 1994, challenges dominant narratives of black lives by depicting beauty, joy, and vitality. His conceptual works offer multiple interpretations of black identity in response to anti-Blackness experienced by Africans and the African diaspora. In the Spring/Summer 2021 edition of Elephant Magazine, Botchway's triple self-portrait Metamorphose is featured on the cover, depicting the artist in the Ghanaian landscape with confidence and strength during the pandemic.

Duran Lantink is an Amsterdam based artist studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the Sandberg Instituut graduating in 2017. His approach thematizes sustainability and ethics when pursuing innovative and socially challenging creations.

Thu — Sat 12 — 6pm


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Dolf Rogmans


Villamedia Uitgeverij BV
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Villamedia Uitgeverij BV
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1071 DR Amsterdam


Redactie (tips?)

Chris Helt, hoofdredacteur

Marjolein Slats, adjunct-hoofdredacteur

Linda Nab, redacteur

Lars Pasveer, redacteur

Trudy Brandenburg-Van de Ven, redacteur

Rutger de Quay, redacteur

Nick Kivits, redacteur


Sofia van Wijk

Emiel Smit

Loes Smit


Marc Willemsen

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