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.
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