Train Hostage Crisis
For his exhibition, Jan Rosseel explores the 1977 Dutch train hostage crisis and reconstructs the crisis at De Punt, when nine armed Dutch-Moluccans hijacked a train to bring attention to the Dutch government’s lack of support for an independent Moluccan state. The hostage lasted some twenty days and two hostages and six hijackers were killed. Jan Rosseel takes this event as a starting point to telll a story on Indonesia’s independence, the Dutch colonial past and the ways in which the Dutch government failed the Moluccan community.
Exhibition QUICKSCAN NL#02
The exhibition QUICKSCAN NL#02 puts a finger on the pulse of Dutch photography to give the public a taste of the latest, most exciting trends in Dutch photography. The focus of QUICKSCAN NL#02 is not so much on revealing promising new talent as on the innovative ways in which photographers, graphic designers and fine artists are currently using the medium of photography. What new ways and possibilities are they exploring? Can we discern new developments and how do we interpret these?
The exhibition will feature 15 to 20 photographers currently active in the Netherlands, showing work they have produced in the last two years that has mostly not yet been on show anywhere else. The photographers and artists set to contribute to QUICKSCAN NL#2 include: Laurence Aëgerter, Gwenneth Boelens, Jan Dirk van der Burg, Anne Geene, Jan Hoek, Stephan Keppel, Kasia Klimpel, Sjoerd Knibbeler, Ola Lanko, Willem Popelier, Jannemarein Renout, Jan Rosseel, Collectief Salvo, Marleen Sleeuwits, Batia Suter, Elisabeth Tonnard and Mariken Wessels.