Exhibition — Photography


17 March up to 27 May 2023
→ Bildhalle – Willemsparkweg 134H
Willemsparkweg 134
1071 HR Amsterdam
  • Wednesday 12:00—18:00
  • Thursday 12:00—18:00
  • Friday 12:00—18:00
  • Saturday 12:00—18:00
With ticket
Open today from 12:00 to 18:00

The Space Between is Casper Faassen’s first solo exhibition at Bildhalle Amsterdam. After a solo presentation in Zurich (2021) and a series of important art fairs such as Photo London or Art Rotterdam, Bildhalle and the artist deepen their collaboration with the presentation of works created by Casper Faassen especially for this exhibition. The show offers the opportunity to discover the full range of his multi-layered oeuvre: portraits, movement studies of male and female dancers, and explorations of the nude, landscapes and still lifes. 

The title of the exhibition refers to central aspects of Faassen’s work: the distance he maintains from the photographed object, the multi-layered nature – both in terms of craft and content – and the space between these layers that defines what is visible and what is not. Casper Faassen draws inspiration from the Japanese concept of “Ma”, understood as negative space or emptiness in space. But “Ma” is not just emptiness, it is also the space between two dancers in a duet, the space between two works, or the silence that occurs just before someone begins to speak. For Faassen, the magic lies precisely in these voids and pauses. This exploration of negative space allows him and us to focus on certain aspects of life and art. It’s like turning-off certain senses in order to sharpen others. 

Casper Faassen was awarded Talent of the Year in the Dutch national ‚Artist of the Year‘ competition in 2007. In 2019 he won the ALPA Award at Photo Basel. His work is acquired by both private and public collections such as Museum de Lakenhal (Leiden), Frans Hals Museum (Haarlem), the Royal Library (The Hague) and Haagsch Historisch Museum (The Hague).