February 15, 2020 – March 21, 2020

Willem Popelier

Ephemeral Photographs

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February 15, 2020 – March 21, 2020 | Pennings Foundation

Opening: Saturday, February 15 at 17:00 by vlogger Flor Linckens from Galeriereporter

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With his new project Ephemeral Photographs, Willem Popelier investigates photography as a volatile medium. The series shows aesthetic images that Popelier has made over the past 6 years and with which he questions the value that we assign to photos that we share with each other online every day.  


The images in the Ephemeral Photographs exhibition hang loosely in the space and have all been reduced to one color area (the average color of the original image). Every day, only one image is fully visible in the exhibition and online through channels such as Instagram Stories. After these 24 hours, the image is replaced by the corresponding color area, and the following image is completely visible.


A preview of Ephemeral Photographs was on show, with a single image, at Pennings Foundation in July 2019.  


Willem Popelier (Eindhoven, 1982) is a visual artist who uses photography as a medium. He mainly focuses on the popular visual culture, the ubiquitous image and its effects on society.  Willem Popelier studied at KABK in The Hague and AKV | St. Joost in Breda. He teaches at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, lives in Utrecht and has a number of photo books to his name, including This is Willem Popelier (C/O Berlin, 2012) and The Do-It-Yourselfie Guide (BIS Publishers, 2015).


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