Published by Artimo. Essay by Jorinde Seydel. Text by Dirk Lauwaert.
The title of this book by Dutch artist Lidwien van de Ven is a quote from French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard. A few years after World War II, Godard spoke these words to express his thoughts about the incapacity of art and film to discuss the Holocaust. In her own introverted and intense black-and-white films and photographs, van de Ven concerns herself with ethical matters and questions about what an image can and cannot tell us: about how the visible relates to the invisible, and about the processes of registration, perception, concealing, and revealing.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 7 x 9 in. / 208 pgs / 96 color / 124 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 8/2/2003 Out of print
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PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9789075380385RETAIL List Price: $12.50 CDN $12.50
Published by Witte de With Publishers. Edited by Amira Gad, Nicolaus Schafhausen. Text by Sven Lütticken. Interview by Monika Szewczyk.
The latest photographer commissioned by the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art to document Rotterdam is Lidwien van de Ven (born 1963). An artist who works in a realm parallel to photojournalism, Van de Ven chose to reverse the city-specific mandate of the project and portray Rotterdam as a microcosm of global developments at the intersection of politics and religion. Her photographs show how the visible and invisible are continually mediated by political forces.