Made in China (ENG version)

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  • Auteur(s):
    Johan Nieuwenhuize
  • In samenwerking met:
    Wim van Sinderen en Hripsimé Visser
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    32 (colour and b&w)
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    Soft Cover
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    self published
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The photography project MADE IN CHINA is the result of the time Johan Nieuwenhuize spent as an artist in residence at the Three Shadows Photography Art Centre in Beijing. He was situated in the area of Caochangdi, where he often worked in the homes of migrant workers from the rural areas of China.

The project is a dynamic combination of the three genres landscape, still life and portrait. Nieuwenhuize combines abstract pictures of the sky with more documentary still lifes and self portraits. Nieuwenhuize wants to show us how people’s identity is reflected by the material surrounding them. He also tries to point out the difference between his own position as a westerner and that of the migrant workers.

The still lifes show his vision on consumerism and on how people deal with objects and culture goods. His own position as a westerner is shown in self portraits. Fascinated by the Chinese way of copying, Nieuwenhuize had his own designer clothes copied by a Chinese tailor. Wearing these clothes he copied behaviour typical to Chinese, like in the squat he performs in Self Portrait with a Chinese Copy of my G-Star Jeans. The pictures of the sky, like Sky over Caochangdi, are fields of colour which show his position in a more abstract manner; on this very spot he pointed his camera upwards and took a picture.

Johan Nieuwenhuize (1980) received his bachelor in photography in 2006 at the Royal Academy of Arts, in The Hague. He received several grants by The Netherlands Fondation for Visual Arts, Architecture and Design (currently Mondriaan Foundation) and Stroom The Hague. He exhibited at Van Kranendonk Gallery in The Hague, Art Rotterdam, the Three Shadows Photography Art Centre in Beijing and at De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal in Middelburg.

Johan Nieuwenhuize was assigned by The Royal Theatre The hague, national newspapersVolkskrant Magazine and NRC Handelsblad and the Paradox foundation. His work was published inNRC M Magazine and national newspaper nrc.next. He is represented in several arts collections, among others those of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Vrije Universiteit, Twynstra Gudde, Fotografisk Center Copenhagen and various private collections worldwide.

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