YOUR WEEKLY PRESIDENT | feb 2017
Currently much work goes into finalizing Your Weekly President. The project is still in progress and will come to an end after 427 weeks, on 20 January 2017, with the inauguration of the next president of the United States. Your Weekly President is a contemplative reflection on 8 years in office of the first black president of the United States.
WATCHED! SURVEILLANCE ART & PHOTOGRAPHY AT C/O BERLIN | 18 feb -23 apr 2017
Showroom Girls and Obscured Classified Document will be on show at the exhibition Watched! Surveillance Art & Photography in C/O Berlin, which examines the complexities of modern surveillance with a focus on photography and visual media. The works in the exhibition deal with themes ranging from technologies used by government and regulatory agencies to everyday surveillance practices that have become integral parts of our lives, especially in social media. How can contemporary art and media theory contribute to a better understanding of our modern surveillance society? The Berlin exhibition presents works by around 20 international artists who offer different commentaries on and reactions to precisely this question. Organized in cooperation with the Hasselblad Foundation, Valand Academy, Kunsthal Aarhus, and C/O Berlin.
YOUR WEEKLY PRESIDENT (2008-2017)
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Willem Popelier (b. 1982) is an artist working with photography. His focus is on the mechanisms and politics of representation. He researches the generally accepted ways in which portraits are used, and how identity is represented and perceived through photography. Thus his focus is mostly on popular culture, the ubiquitous image and its effects on society.
His work is exhibited worldwide, published in magazines such as C Photo and Foam Magazine, awarded with several prizes including a C/O Berlin Talent, a Bronze Medal for Best Book Design from all over the World, and nominated for the ICP Infinity Award and the Prix Pictet, among others.
Blog: The Obvious Portrait
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Curriculum Vitae Artist statement
A selection of texts on the works of Willem Popelier