Trois Collectionneurs #6, ou va l'espritMarch 31 - May 5, 2019
Été 78, Brussels, BEGroup exibition with Francis Alys, Maurizio Cattelan, Agnès Geoffray, Sven 't Jolle, Liz Magor, Laure Prouvost, Micheal E. Smith, Matthew Smith, Martine Stig, Takahiro Kudo
Door de ogen van - veiling voor stichting KiKaApril 3, 2019
Museum Hilversum, Hilversum, NLStichting KiKa vroeg 50 fotografen samen te werken met 50 (ex)patientjes om samen een beeld te maken voor een veiling.
Study for ProfilesFebruary 7-10, 2019
Art Rotterdam, Van Nellefabriek, Rotterdam, NLFor the occasion of Art Rotterdam We Like Art invited me to make a special edition. I show two 'Study for Profiles', part of a long term project Vertigo. In Profiles I try to redefine the human profile in a 360˚ world.
DEEP / FLAT - duo exhibition Stephan Keppel & Martine StigOctober 19 - November 25 - 2018
Kadmium, Delft, NLThe bigger the city, the higher the buildings. The higher the buildings, the longer the lines. Lines are forming grids and the grids are making patterns. Silhouettes are silhouetted against the patterns. Anonymous forms. Are you watching or are you being watched? Are your eyes drawing new lines? Up on the buildings? Or does your stature stand out against the city?
Seeing without a Seer - symposium & Workshop21-9-2018
Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam, NLIn this (post)digital era new imaging technologies call the very concept of ‘being human’ into question. In which ways will ‘machine vision’ influence our worldview? What is 'seeing' and where is it located? Can we imagine how nonhumans like plants, stones or bacteria ‘see’ their surroundings? The symposium presents lectures, visual case-studies and conversations by artists and researchers who will present works and ideas related to 'Seeing without a Seer'. With: Alena Alexandrova (BG/ NL), Basje Boer (NL), Marjolijn Dijkman (BE), Hiryczuk/ Van Oevelen (FR/ NL), Steven Humblet (BE), Toril Johannessen (NO), Adam Loughnane (CA), Tuula Närhinen (FI), Henk Oosterling (NL), Ali Shobeiri (IR), Martine Stig (NL), Frank van der Stok (NL)
Seeing without a Seer - exhibition by Radical ReversibilitySeptember 19-30, 2018
Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam, NLIn the context of an ongoing research programme the art cooperative Radical Reversibility organizes, in collaboration with Looiersgracht 60, the exhibition and symposium Seeing without a Seer. The programme is set up as a cooperative, imaginative and speculative exercise to grasp what is at stake in the act of seeing. Seeing without a Seer explores alternative ways of looking, thinking and image-making that evade the central position of the viewer.
The Gallery Club - with Marie-José Jongerius, Viviane Sassen, Martine Stig15-16 September 2018
Stadssalon, Herengracht 528, AmsterdamThe Gallery Club is a platform for photography, organized around exhibitions, dinners and events. Every edition of The Gallery Club explores the work of a wide range of Dutch and international photographers through a different theme.
Radical Reversibility- On the entanglement of image and gazeNovember 29, 2017
Exhibition Laboratory, Uniarts, Helsinki, FinlandPrognostics lecture series inquires into the future of art by taking a closer look at the new languages, models and forms that the latest generation of artists are creating in response to the urgent questions arising today in the domains of art, politics and sociology.
Launch Radical Reversibility at Unseen CO-OPSeptember 21 – September 24, 2017
Transformatorhuis, Booth 11, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, NLRadical Reversibility (RR) is a practice and research-based art cooperative founded by artist Martine Stig, artists duo Hiryczuk/ Van Oevelen and independent curator Frank van der Stok. The RR cooperative aims to investigate and develop visual and conceptual strategies that radically reverse the paradigms of our current visual culture.
Martine Stig’s Sun-Drenched AmsterdamThe Photobook Review #12, by Taco Hidde BakkerDespite its matter-of-fact appearance, Martine Stig’s Noir is a rather offbeat photobook. A quote from Jacques Aumont’s Montage Eisenstein (1987), about Sergei Eisenstein’s art of montage, is printed on the spine of the small, canary-yellow paperback: “The essence of cinema,” Eisenstein wrote, “does not lie in the images, but in the relation between the images.” This seems to be an instruction for how to read this book as well as a source of inspiration for its edit, carried out by Stig in collaboration with book designer Hans Gremmen.
Memories of the FutureSeptember 2017 - Januari 2018
the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision / Master Institute Den BoschOpen Set Lab is a new research programme on the intersection between design, film, art and the humanities. The Lab runs from September 2017 until January 2018 and consists of lectures, interactive real-time sessions, and group critiques led by notable Dutch and international figures in design, art, and research. The programme provides a unique opportunity to fully access one of the largest audiovisual archives in Europe: the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (television, radio, music, documentary films), containing factual and fictional narratives from 1898 to the present. With a.o.: James Bridle (UK)3 — artist and writer, Catalogtree (NL)5 — multidisciplinary design studio, Annet Dekker (NL)6 — researcher and curator, Johan Grimonprez (BE)8 — multimedia artist, filmmaker, !Mediengruppe Bitnik (DE/CH)12 — art group, Martine Stig (NL)13 — visual artist
Dead Darlings #9 EntropyJune 11, 2017
Foam, Amsterdam, NLDead Darlings is an anonymous art auction founded in Amsterdam in 2005 as a platform to explore the complex love triangle between artist, artwork, and collector. Including a mix of eshtablished and emerging artists, each lot is sold anonymously, and authorship is only revealed after the sale is complete! With a.o. : Annaleen Louwes, Daniëlle van Ark, Diana Blok, Hristina Tasheva, Ine Lamers, Jaap Scheeren, James Beckett, Johannes Schwartz, Joris Landman, Katja Mater, Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen, Melanie Bonajo, Mike Ottink, Noa Giniger, Oran Hoffmann, Pantelis Makkas, Pier Pennings, Scheltens & Abbenes, Selene Kolman & Martine Stig & Stef Kolman, Semâ Bekirovic,Tania Theodorou, Voin de Voin.
Van kasteel tot station - Topstukken uit de Collectie Breda17 Juni 2017 - 17 Juni 2022
Stedelijk Museum BredaIn Van kasteel tot station maak je een korte wandeling door de geschiedenis. In twee zalen zie je bijzondere voorwerpen, documenten, schilderijen en foto’s die samen het verhaal van Breda vertellen. De geschiedenis van de vestingstad die uitgroeide tot verbindingsstad wordt weerspiegeld in de rijke collectie. In opdracht van het Stedelijk Museum maakte ik een film over het nieuwe station van de stad.
Highlights from the collection Jan CunenJune 9-September 17, 2017
Museum Jan Cunen, Oss, NLThis summer museum Jan Cunen shows the highlights from it's collection. On tree floors the artworks will be shown in a surprising manner, neteenth-century paintings interact with contemporary installations. With works of a.o. Jan Toorop, Armando, Marinus Boezem, Jon Naar, Maartje Korstanje, Viviane Sassen, Martine Stig.
De Donkere kamer #11February 22, 2017
Lantaren Venster, Rotterdam, NLOp woensdagavond 22 februari vindt de elfde editie van de talkshow De Donkere Kamer Rotterdam plaats. In De Donkere Kamer Rotterdam staat de fotografie van nu centraal. De avond bestaat uit korte interviews en actuele discussies over fotografie en er is aandacht voor interessante evenementen en tentoonstellingen.
Well Made. In praise of the creative process.January 21 - April 17, 2017
Kunsthal Kade, Amersfoort, NLNext year leading Dutch art journal Kunstschrift celebrates its 40th anniversary – good reason for Kunsthal KAdE to join with the magazine in mounting an exhibition about the fascinating ways by which works of art have been created over the centuries. The creative process has been a strong focus of editorial attention in Kunstschrift’s theme issues for many years. The exhibition will reflect that interest by presenting an amazing range of artworks that throw particular light on materials and techniques, craftsmanship, ideation and studio practice.
NoirDecember 15 2016
Bradwolff Projects, Amsterdam, NL<p>"A paper glass + a girl’s back. A roof shade + a hand on a handrail + a sign on a ground. A girl looking down + a bag in a hand + the tops of buildings + a man lying on a ground. Even if the photographic subjects look simple, to identify them through words seems almost impossible. Monosyllabic naming doesn’t work either. Photographs, like cinematic shots do not resemble words nor sentences.” — Daria Tuminas, excerpt of ‘Eye + Water =’, a text written alongside the publication ‘Noir’.</p>
2016 days of awesome photo booksDecember 10, 2016 - February 4, 2017
LhGWR, The Hague"Zo is daar het nieuwe boek Noir van Martine Stig, dat sinds ik het op Offprint kocht, op mijn bureau ligt te branden. Een mooi vervolg op haar fantastische boek Cauchy Horizons. Ik weet het zelf nog niet helemaal te plaatsen, het lijkt klinischer dan eerder werk, maar blijft uitnodigen tot herlezen. Naast de andere boeken die Flip Bool selecteerde, van G.P. Fieret, Celine van de Boorn en Anne Geene & Arjen de Nooy kijk ik toch meer naar het ontwerp van het boek dan naar het idee van het werk." - JN, Trendbeheer
Portraits from the LUMC collectionNovember 24, 2016 - January 22, 2017
LUMC gallery, Leiden, NLWith: Angele Etoundi Essamba, Bas Meerman, Celine van Balen, Helen Verhoeven, Sara van der Heide, B.C. Epker, Kars Persoon, Martine Stig, Pieter Bijwaard, Gerald van der Kaap, Arno Nollen, Willem Sanders, Marlene Dumas,Teun Hocks, Hendrik Kerstens, Jan Peter Muilwijk, Juul Kraijer, Ger van Elk, Rosemin Hendriks, Siert Dallinga, Gijs Assmann.
Launch NoirNovember 10-13, 2016
Offprint, Beaux-Arts de Paris, FREen onmiskenbaar grootstedelijk en soms wat dorps gevoel stijgt op uit het boek Noir van Martine Stig. Knalgeel omslag, om een collectie zwartwitfoto’s op liggend formaat heen, ‛candid’ geschoten tijdens omzwervingen door Amsterdam – de metropool met kleinsteedse allure. Stig is een liefhebber van het donkerste zwart zoals het zich toont in de schaduwpartijen op haar foto’s. Dat zwart vormt één verbindende factor in Noir. Het is een fascinerend spel met licht en duister, en vooral met schaduwen, dat Stig speelt. Haar observaties zijn verrassend –hoe kan het dat een doorzichtige plastic zak toch een schaduw heeft? – en prettig ontregelend.....
Wanderlust - Dutch Artists’ Urge to Travel since 1850May 28 - September 11, 2016
De Hallen, HaarlemWanderlust, a major exhibition being staged this summer in De Hallen Haarlem, focuses on travel as a source of inspiration for artists. There will be countless examples of Dutch art from the last century and a half, including paintings, sketchbooks, photographs and three-dimensional work. Dozens of artists are represented - from Jan Sluijters, Isaac Israëls and Marius Bauer to contemporary artists like Joost Conijn, Jan Dibbets, Rob Birza, Jennifer Tee and Roy Villevoye. Their journeys generated on-the-spot impressions or inspired creative manipulations on their return home.
A City is Not a Road - Artists for RinglandMay 20 - 22, 2016
Veilinghuis Bernaerts, Antwerp, BEOn 22 May 2016 (4 pm) a benefit auction of exceptional art will take place for Ringland. This citizens-led initiative in Antwerp has been working on a visionary plan to ‘roof over’ the whole of the ring road to untangle a traffic knot, bolster a healthy environment and create a new green urban zone. More than 100 international artists are now contributing to Ringland by sharing a work for the auction.
Dutch Identity - Dutch portrait photography nowJanuary 16 - April 17, 2016
Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle, NLContemporary Dutch portrait photography has been held in high regard for many years, both in the Netherlands itself and on the international stage. Indeed, photographers like Anton Corbijn and Rineke Dijkstra are even more widely known abroad than in their own country. But what makes Dutch portrait photography so unique? The exhibition entitled "Dutch Identity" in Museum de Fundatie in Zwolle centres on that question with works of 25 prominent contemporary portrait photographers, all from the Netherlands.
ListedBlue #01|UNSEEN18 - 25 September, 2015
Beurs van BerlageListedBlue - an exclusive collection of meticulously sourced, handmade, and highly individual objects - pays homage to an archetypal ethos of a time before creation became production. ListedBlue objects are unfinished, imperfect and barely functional, they have never claimed economic value. Analogous to registering endangered species on so-called red and blue lists, ListedBlue operates as conservator of these objects.
Black MirrorJune 16 - July 20, 2015
Aperture Foundation, NYCPhotographs have been described as mirrors throughout the medium’s history. The twenty-four projects here reflect aspects particular to our current moment.
Personal Stories, Shared Histories, Shared RemembrancesApril 11 - October 11, 2015
DordtYart, Dordrecht, NLVideo works from the collection G + W.
Dancing LightDecember 13, 2014 – March 8, 2015
Huis Marseille, AmsterdamPlay | Composition. For this group show I made a new work derived from my film Play (2009). I used the film stills to create a story in 2D, build from 15 scenes.
50 characteristicsVoor elk jaar dat je ouder wordt, krijg je er een eigenschap bij. Commissioned video work.
On The MoveAugustus 29, 2014 - Feb 22, 2015
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NLOn the Move focuses on recent developments in photography and reveals the myriad ways in which artists and photographers build their narratives in dialogue with graphic designers. The title On the Move refers to the journeys taken by many of the photographers in creating their projects, as well as the new directions in photography.
Photography assignment Stadsarchief and AFK 2014Eisenstein believed that film montage could create ideas or have an impact beyond the individual images. Two or more images edited together create a "tertium quid" (third thing) that makes the whole greater than the sum of its individual parts. Making use of the cinematic codes and montage rules I work on a series that combine candid shot images into a tetraptych that tells a different story than the individual images.
Dutch Doc AwardMay 23 - July 6, 2014
Tropenmuseum, AmsterdamThe best of Dutch documentary photography. In the Tropenmuseum thirty-four surprising, sometimes intimate documentary projects were exhibited.
Nouvelle GenerationMay 17, 2014 – December 31, 2014
Frac Nord-Pas de Calais, Duinkerke, FRConstruction, dissolution, disconnection and reconnection of identities, emancipation, independence. The implicit postulates of adolescence are tottering. Unable to put a singular case in the plural, a typology cannot exist if a vision of dissimilar beings is not furnished. The artists presented here endeavour to express this situation. Their work brings out the rituals, roles and life paths of the members of this generation. This taking stock of their reality offers in addition specific and subjective perceptions by a section of society, the New Generation.
Found ChoreographyMarch 14, 2014
EYE film museum, Amsterdam, NLSometimes, dance is suddenly there: in the breathtaking grace of a leaping cat, or in a conductor’s hands that seem to be moving for the sheer pleasure of it. The guest curator for Cinedans 2014 is filmmaker Peter Delpeut. Cinedans invited Delpeut to share his vision on dance film, inspiring him to initiate a community project around ‘found choreography’ – found footage modified to a choreography.
ProtagonistsJanuary 21 - March 3, 2014
De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, NLProtagonists is een solo tentoonstelling van Martine Stig (1972) waarin recent en vroeger werk zijn samengebracht. De getoonde werken bouwen voort op de vraag in hoeverre beeldcultuur onze ervaring van de zichtbare werkelijkheid beïnvloedt. Kunnen we met ons voorstellingsvermogen voorbij de beeldenvloed die ons heeft gevormd, en zijn we in staat werkelijk iets nieuws te zien?
Schunck, Heerlen, NLCommissioned by SCHUNCK, Heerlen I photographed het Glaspaleis.
AnteSept 2013- Nov 2014
Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, NLSolo presentation of the series Ante (collection Fries Museum) including the new Ante images, made in Friesland (commissioned by het Fries Museum)
Cauchy HorizonsApril 20- August 4, 2013
Schunck, Heerlen, NLIs it possible to photograph the future? To answer this question, Martine Stig visited four major cities, each at a crucial point in its political, economic or intellectual development: Tunis, Shenzhen, Athens and Geneva.
From Holland with loveMarch 9 - May 20, 2013
Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, NLLove is the theme of the exhibition entitled From Holland With Love, which will be on display in the Netherlands Museum Of Photography from 9 March to 20 May 2013.
Cauchy HorizonsNovember 10, 2012 – January 1, 2013
Motive Gallery, Brussels, BEBlack holes have a ‘point of no return’ beyond which nothing comes back; not even light can escape. In physics these so-called outer and inner event horizons are considered gateways to the future and bridges into parallel universes. The phenomena are so strange that it comes as no surprise that science fiction has often been needed to present us with visions of the future and possible new worlds. -Patricia Pisters-
From Holland with LoveMarch 10 – May 6, 2012
Biennial of photography and visual arts, Liege, BETheir creations deal in different ways with the various themes in Van der Elsken’s book: love, intimacy, voyeurism, the game of truth and fiction, the photographer as narrator, the Internet, found footage, etc. and finally the love of the image - Frits Gierstberg
Neko JitaJune, 2011
Quartair, The Hague, NLTwelve artists fascinated and inspired by the country of Japan.
AnteNovember 13 2010 - January 8 2011
Motive Gallery, Amsterdam, NLGrouped around the protagonist in the image are children of the same age. To the left and right of the main figure we can see smart dresses, neat pullovers, starched (bow) ties and glimpses of these items.
ShadowDanceSeptember 18, 2010 – February 6, 2011
Kunsthal KAdE , Amersfoort, NLShadowDance film programme. On Thursday 28 October Kunsthal KAdE will be staging an evening showcasing shadows in films and architectural films, in collaboration with De Lieve Vrouw Film Theatre Café. Jan Salden will use various film fragments to illustrate the role shadows play in film. The evening will open with the film Play by artist Martine Stig, made in New York in 2009.
No Holds BarredMay 26-30, 2010
Art Amsterdam, Motive Gallery, NLMidday Manhattan. Asphalt and stone, men in suits, black sedans, shadows, and stark winter light that cantilevers between tall buildings. This is the setting for Martine Stig’s second film Play (2009), a ten-minute sequence shot in New York’s financial district. Like her earlier film Suto-ri- (2007), a dreamlike montage of passers-by in Tokyo, Play consists of candid shots taken in public space and composed to suggest a skeleton narrative. A man lingers on a sidewalk; a woman in heels stalks down a deserted street; a car with tinted windows draws alongside a work entrance; a call is made, hands gesticulate. The gestures caught by Stig’s camera evoke storylines of intrigue mapped over the conventions of film noir…-Joanna Fiduccia-
Quickscan NL #01 | Photography nowJanuary - May, 2010
Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, NLThe exhibition Quickscan NL #01 shows recent work of approximately 25 new, old, young, well known and yet unknown photographers. The exhibition is focussing on new perspectives, new approaches and new structures within Dutch contemporary photography.
After Images, the photos that were never takenjanuary, 2010 -
Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, NLWhat happens when an important moment cannot be recorded? When a photographer did not bring his or camera. When the machine refused to function, or contained no film, or the batteries were dead? To what degree does this missed opportunity influence our thinking, our imagination? How does the perceived image impact our memory? And can these fluid, never recorded after images inspire new thoughts and stories? After Images is a project about photos that were never taken. 29 ‘image makers’ tell the story of the photo they were unable to take and how that image can go on haunting them.
ParisPhotoNovember 18 - 13, 2009
Motive Gallery at ParisPhoto, Paris, FR…met een bijna museale dubbelpresentatie van Viviane Sassen en Martine Stig, die beiden, zij het op verschillende manieren, verhulde, geïsoleerde vrouwen laten zien. -Zoeken naar schatten op ParisPhoto, Merel Bem, Volkskrant-
Conflux FestivalOctober 20-21, 2009
New York, USAConflux is the annual New York festival for contemporary psychogeography, the investigation of everyday urban life through emerging artistic, technological and social practice. At Conflux, visual and sound artists, writers, urban adventurers and the public gather for four days to explore their urban environment..
ReMap | artistic gameAugust, 2009
Stedelijk Museum on Tour, Amsterdam, NLThe ReMap game lets its players explore the world –both the physical world and its virtual (re)presentations– in a new way. The game challenges to ‘ReMap’ the earth as seen from satellites.
Suto-ri-February 2 - March 3, 2009
Motive Gallery, Amsterdam, NLUnaware or careless of Stig’s camera lens, passers-by lend themselves to become the manifold doubles of main characters in Stig’s film.
Acquisitions; Any Resemblance to existing persons is purely coincidentalDecember 14, 2008 - February 22, 2009
Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, NLAcquisition of the Interactive version of the book Any Resemblance to Existing Persons is Purely Coincidental. Stories of Mr. Wood. Bombay – Los Angeles (2006) by Vanessa van Dam and Martine Stig On the basis of a scenario, Stig and Van Dam visited Bombay and Los Angeles looking for the fictive ‘Mr. Wood’. This digital version allows the viewer to see and compare the visual results of the quest for Mr. Wood.
Distinctively DutchNovember 19, 2008
Christie’s London, UKFor the first time ever in any Photographs auction, Christie’s London presents 23 Distinctively Dutch photographs from the Netherlands.
Cover Project | Art AidsNovember 11, 2008 - January 3, 2009
Centraal Museum, Utrecht, NLIn September 2005 the photographers Viviane Sassen and Martine Stig travelled to Moscow with five ‘condom dresses’ by the Brazilian designer Adriana Bertini in their luggage.