Willem Popelier

A visual artist working with photography




THE DO IT YOURSELFIE GUIDE, LIMITED ARTIST EDITION FOR SALE AT NEW WINDOW | sep 2014

Willem Popelier analyzed thousands of selfies, tips and research articles on selfies for the new work The Do It Yourselfie Guide - the ultimate selfie guide with 66 rules and 66 accompanying identity pictures to capture the best version of yourself. A limited artist edition is made in an edition of 66 with 149 handmade identity pictures, signed and numbered in a beautiful small box.
For sale at New Window.

REJECTED IDENTITIES AT TEYLERS MUSEUM | 8 nov 2014 - 8 feb 2015

Rejected Identities is exhibited in the show On first sight at Teylers Museum Haarlem, NL. Scientists have been conducting serious research on the appearance of men and women for centuries. Entire ethnic groups were measured and labeled on their appearance. With the advent of photography and other mass media, this was widely spread throughout the world, sometimes with great consequences. The show focusses on this history, with rare and old examples from around the world, and shocking stories. Rejected Identities is part of it, as a modern work that puts our usage of identity and ID photos in perspective.

PUBLICATION AUTO | 2014

Auto - Self-Representation and Digital Photography is published by Art and Theory Publishing in Stockholm, Sweden. Auto investigates how the everyday digital photography of our times challenges notions of autobiography, interactivity, and democracy. It contains my essay Digital Narcissism. Contributors: Sarah Kember, Willem Popelier, Louise Wolthers and Daniel Trottier. ISBN 978-91-980874-5-1.
For sale at Art and Theory Publishing.



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