Spaces Corners at ICP Museum invites you to a book launch for Neutral by Anouk Kruithof on Thursday, September 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
Neutral is the first sort-of-catalogue which consists out of the group of works entitled: Carry On (out of the project #Evidence, 2015) together with works from Kruithof's latest series, Neutrals (2015) and Concealed Matter(s) (2016), the first consisting of metal structures combined with images printed on PVC, vinyl and latex, and the second made up of images printed on latex, draping over security camera bracket arms. Those prints are based on TSA Instagram images of neatly displayed groups of confiscated items, mainly weapons. The identity cards of the contraband owners were part of the display, but for privacy reasons they were blurred to a point where the gender or race of the person was no longer recognizable. The artist printed images of these identity cards on different flexible materials. The metal constructions, on which the prints hang, constitute the sculptural bodies of a new physical existence. This serves as a parallel to the original digital existence of images on Instagram accounts. The metal structures appear to have a de-humanized emotionality equal to the imagery added to them.
To reserve a signed copy of Neutral, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anouk Kruithof is a Dutch artist, working between Mexico City, New York City and The Netherlands. Conceptual and project based, her work uses photography as a vehicle for infinite possibilities. She is a frenetic artist bookmaker. She has exhibited internationally at institutions such as MoMA, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, and Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow. Her work is in the collections of Fotomuseum Winterthur, Aperture Foundation, FOAM and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. In 2014, she received the Charlotte Köhler Prize and in 2012, an Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography. She created stresspress.biz to showcase her own book projects and critical writing about artist books and to develop a publishing platform for her own self-published books as well as future collaborations with other artists and writers. Anouk Kruithof is also the director, co-creator and jury member of The Anamorphosis Prize.