Well-known Familiar Place: The Best Visual Art of 2019

A new look at what we have seen before, at the phenomena we think we know, at the border of technology. Part of this year’s best visual art can still be experienced and museums or galleries, and otherwise, the catalog always remains. Art Exposition, Culture, Gallery, Museum, Visual Arts

Years Best Visual Art Galleries

1. In-Camera Res, Studio CAMP (De Appel)
The Indian collection Studio CAMP made a film about Amsterdam with the help of surveillance cameras. The result was a slightly alienating image choreography that questions the current surveillance society. Is the city really becoming safer from all that electronic voyeurism?

2. Offspring 2019 – Once a Closely Guarded Secret (The Ateliers)
The traditional fleet review of De Ateliers had a firm grip on the spirit of the times this spring. The artists of the internet generation are reaching the limits of digitization and rely on raw textiles, old-fashioned paint, perfume, sound, and other sensory material.

3. Jeff Preiss (Municipal Museum)
Three and a half hours seems long, but time flies when you look at the two masterpieces of experimental filmmaker Jeff Preiss. The Stedelijk has opted for an unspectacular presentation so that the cinematographic experience remains intact. This makes the content, pure film, speak louder and worth sharing in streaming sites, find out more.

4. The Rijnbar, Marcel van Eeden (Circl and Martin van Zomeren)
Marcel van Eeden only draws what was already there before he was born in 1965. A strange conceptual fact that leads to a beautiful oeuvre. In his latest project, Van Eeden focuses on the Rijnbar in the Rivierenbuurt, a mysterious energy machine and a fictional theft in the Rijksmuseum.

5. Kocken Jan Gert (Grimm)
He worked for many years on photo montages of city maps from the Second World War. By overlapping these, the mechanisms of the war become visible. In addition to Amsterdam, he also showed maps of London, Rotterdam, Lodz and Berlin at Grimm. The floor plans were full of dots. In London they mainly refer to bombing, in Amsterdam it was indicated how many Jews lived somewhere.

6. Mitchel Tyler (Foam)
He was the first black photographer with a cover of the American Vogue. Tyler Mitchell is one of the most talented photographers of the moment. In his work he wants to show black utopia: young, black people who radiate pride, hope and dignity. Images that, according to Mitchell, cannot be taken for granted in the “white” reality.