This autumn sees the return of Amsterdam’s Unseen Photo Fair, bringing the best of international photography and publishing to the Westergasfabriek from 18 to 20 September for the fourth year running. This time the programme is bound to be bigger, louder and brighter as the Fair merges with another event, Unseen Festival, transforming the city into a platform for urban intervention from 18 to 27 September. Watch Foam Talent Winners team up with the Staatsliedenbuurt neighbourhood residents, Prinsengracht old hospital turn into an installation art venue and former Citroën Garage into an exhibition space.
The Photo Fair, with a focus on undiscovered, unknown and unseen work presented by photographers, publishers and galleries will feature the already loved Unseen Book Market, The Unseen Collection and The Unseen Living Room. Following last year’s bright start the Unseen Premieres will present a selection of completely new works by both emerging and established photographers represented by such galleries as Robert Morat Galerie, Flowers Gallery, Edel Assanti and The Photographers’ Gallery alongside more than 60 leading art publishers to be presented at the Book Market.
Foam Talents 2015 winners will be announced during the event and will join the Festival with a collaborative show. Another exciting award – The Unseen Dummy will present the best of the independent and self-published photo books. Special Photo Fair projects and commissions will include an immersive installation “Panorama Carland” by Dutch artist Jan Hoek and the photographic dining event “Artist Recipes”.
The off-site Festival programme aims to bring the residents, local communities and photographers together for a series of art projects located at 38 different spots around the Westergasfabriek area. The Festival is supported by a number of art studios, organisations and institutions including ING Bank, World Press Photo, Stedelijk Museum, Eye Filmmuseum, Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam and many others.
To find out more about the programme and book your ticket at www.unseenamsterdam.com