Culture & Communication
Opening Thursday the 27th of November as part of the Amsterdam Art Weekend
Dust (Hatje Cantz) will be available at the gallery during the exhibition.
Book signing on Friday November 28 (5-7pm).
TORCH gallery Amsterdam presents Dust, the most recent body of work by award-winning photographer Nadav Kander. The series explores the radioactive ruins of secret cities on the border between Kazakhstan and Russia and the desolate landscapes of the Aral sea. Rooted in an interest in the ‘aesthetics of destruction’, it’s a reflection on the beauty of ruins, accidental monuments to the melancholic, dark and destructive side of human nature.
Dust will be the first solo-exhibition by Nadav Kander in the Netherlands. The artist is represented by Flowers gallery (London, New York) and has exhibited extensively worldwide. Born in 1961 and based in London, he is a recipient of the renowned Prix Pictet and one of today’s most successful photographers. In 2009 Kander was named International Photographer of the Year at the 7th Annual Lucie Awards. His work appears regularly in many international publications such as The New York Times Magazine and Time Magazine. He has made several iconic portraits of Barack Obama and his staff. Nadavs work is housed in several public collections including National Portrait Gallery, London, the V&AMuseum and the Frank Suss Collection. He has exhibited internationally at venues including Musée de L’Elysee, Lausanne,Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, Kennedy’s Museum, Berlin, The Photographers’ Gallery and Somerset House, London, Palais de Tokyo, Paris and Herzilya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel. Monographs include Bodies. 6 Women, 1 Man (2013), Yangtze, The Long River (2010) and Dust (2014).