The Gallery Club presents The American Landscape, Part 2

With Iwan Baan, Marie-José Jongerius, Aram Tanis, Rein Jelle Terpstra and Bert Teunissen

The exhibition is part of Amsterdam Art Week 2022

12 – 15 May 2022
@ StadsSalon, Herengracht 528a, Amsterdam

The Gallery Club Dinner
Saturday, 14 May 2022
19.00 hrs

Price: € 95 p.p. (incl. dinner, drinks and service costs)
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During The Gallery Club Dinner guests will be treated to an evening filled program at the beautiful StadsSalon of Tracy Metz and Baptist Brayé, surrounded by interesting photography, gallery and artist talks, a video slide-show and tunes by Jazzfunked. The evening is catered by Dutch-Moroccan chef and designer Mina Abouzahra.

Open House
12 May 2022: 12.00 – 21.00 hrs (special opening night)
13 – 15 May 2022: 12.00 – 18.00 hrs
Free entrance

Please join us during our Open House celebrating our new exhibition and the 10th edition of Amsterdam Art Week.

Interview with photographer Rein Jelle Terpstra by Tracy Metz
Sunday, 15 May 2022
16.30 hrs
Free entrance

Please join us on Sunday afternoon for a special interview with photographer Rein Jelle Terpstra by journalist Tracy Metz about Terpstra’s photography project the Robert F. Kennedy Funeral Train – The People’s View. Tracy Metz is also the director of the John Adams Institute and founder of StadsSalon. Entrance is free, but reservations via are recommended.

All works are available for purchase.

About the exhibition
During Amsterdam Art Week 2022 The Gallery Club presents her newest exhibition The American Landscape, Part 2, providing a new perspective on the landscape of the United States through the eyes of the Dutch photographers Iwan Baan, Marie-José Jongerius, Aram Tanis, Rein Jelle Terpstra and Bert Teunissen. All of them have extensively photographed the American landscape over the course of years. Their work represents the diversity and grandeur of the American landscape, capturing the West coast to the East coast and anywhere in between.

Iwan Baan
Photographer Iwan Baan is primarily known for images that narrate the life and interactions that occur within architecture. His clients are architects like Rem Koolhaas / OMA, Herzog & De Meuron, Zaha Hadid Architects, Bjarke Ingels / BIG, Sou Fujimoto, Diller Scofidio & Renfro, SO-IL and recent Pritzker Prize winner Francis Kéré, among others. His photographs of Frey House II in Palm Springs flawlessly capture the midcentury modern design by architect Albert Frey, in a photographic language so characteristic for Baan’s photography.

Marie-José Jongerius
In her landscape photography Marie-José Jongerius looks for boundaries, limits and edges between nature and the manmade world. For her series Nocturnal she uses darkness to convert everyday scenes such as highways, urban sites and palm trees into an almost otherworldly fantasy world. Deep blue colored areas containing the barely recognizable contours of an important landmark or an abandoned parking lot bathed in light; the depicted is recognizable, but at the same time feels fictitious. In Nocturnal, the viewer steps right into that stillness and alienation of the nocturnal world.

Aram Tanis
Isolation and standardization are important themes in the work of Aram Tanis. Important motifs in his work are buildings and the urban landscape. By photographing them, he wants to capture the anonymity of the contemporary urban environment and the isolation of the people who live in it. Tanis feels drawn to the anti-glamour of the world we live in, therefore wants to show the other side and go beyond the façade. The Gallery Club is proud to present a brand new series by Tanis, which he recently photographed in Las Vegas in February 2022.

Rein Jelle Terpstra
The Robert F. Kennedy Funeral Train – The People’s View is a project by Dutch photographer Rein Jelle Terpstra and presents a reflection on the Robert F. Kennedy Funeral Train, that rode from New York City to Washington, D.C. on June 8, 1968. The project is entirely based on memories, snapshots, home movies, and sound, recorded by bystanders standing along the tracks that day. Up to one million Americans stood along the railway, paying their respects as the train slowly made its way from New York City to Washington, D.C. It was famously captured by Magnum photographer Paul Fusco. Rein Jelle Terpstra reconstructed this important day in American history by using vernacular photographs, film stills, and the personal recollections of eyewitnesses.

In The American Landscape, part 2 The Gallery Club shows footage by Larry Beers, whom Terpstra met in 2015 in Elkton, Maryland. Larry, who had been homeless for years, would often tell Terpstra about the day the funeral train passed through Elkton, right past his childhood home, and how he had filmed it with his first 8 mm camera.

Bert Teunissen
Photographer Bert Teunissen has traveled all over the world for his project of more than two decades, Domestic Landscapes, of people posing in their domestic spaces. He views his work as both an anthropological study and a study of national character. This specific series focusses on Teunissen’s photographs he took for his Domestic Landscape project in the Everglades, Florida. Photography has played an important role in the construction of the myth and reality of the Everglades, one of the most contested and unique environments in the United States.