Astrid Verhoef Presents
KEEP ON DREAMING
Featuring: Jenne Bleijenburg, Eefje Bouwkamp, Bernhard von Braun, Rinze van Brug, Paul Fleming, Aloys Ginjaar, Jeannette Grotenhuis, Judith Heinsohn, Dindi van der Hoek, Sarah Mei Herman, Merit de Jong, Elizabeth Kleinveld & EPaul Julien (E2), Paul & Menno de Nooijer, Milette Raats, Annelies Rigter, Maartje Roos, Ellen Schippers, Henri Senders, Roeland Verhallen, Astrid Verhoef, Bianca van der Werf, Alice Wielinga, Hans Withoos.
Curated by Aloys Ginjaar
The word fantasy comes from the Greek word Phantazesthai and means “picture to oneself”. As a product of imagination it is often considered to be the opposite of reality, yet we need it to adapt to and understand reality. A fantasy originates from desires, conflicts, frustration, wishes and dreams. It is through our imagination that we discover possibility and as such it is indispensable in paving the way to our future reality.
“Keep on Dreaming” shows the mental representation of thoughts, concepts, symbols and dreams of 23 Dutch Photographers. They invite you to a world of new ideas, romantic imagination and endless possibilities.
Aloys Ginjaar (1946, Amsterdam) has worked for many years as a photographer, journalist and curator. His work was part of World Press Photo 1973, 1975 & 1977 and since 2000 he’s been organizing the monthly Photographers Evening in Amsterdam. Ginjaar has curated Dutch exhibitions for the New York Photofestival 2011 (Dutch Delight) & Photoville 2012 (The Wonder of Woman). This year he’s been awarded with the Golden Age Award for his activities for the Dutch Photographic community.
In 2011 he asked Astrid Verhoef (1973, Amsterdam) to join his exhibition in New York. Her work has been part of the IJFFF Photo- & Filmfestival 2012, Photoville 2012 and The (Super)Heroes exhibition at the Manhattan Bridge. In 2013 She’s been chosen by GUP Magazine as one of the “New Dutch Photo Talents”.
Astrid started supporting Aloys in organizing the exhibition “The Wonder of Woman” for Photoville 2012 and this year she’s producing Ginjaars’ exhibition “Keep on Dreaming” for Photoville 2013.