In the Bakery, next to Ed van Der Elsken’s video, three black and white photographs by Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen are also on view. As a curator at Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum, Van Nieuwenhuyzen has been making black and white portraits of artists since the early 1990s. Many of his pictures were shot during studio visits and while installing exhibitions - those moments before the opening when artist and curator spend time together and live the different phases in the development of a show. The pictures reflect this special dynamic between artist and curator: the artist is not portrayed in an formal pose but
caught in a moment of discussion, reflection or even sleep. Van Nieuwenhuyzen has a large archive of black and white artist’s pictures, comprising portraits of, among many others, Jeff Koons, Sigmar Polke, Sarah Lucas, Mario Merz, Gilbert & George, Marlene Dumas, Rineke Dijkstra, Kai Althoff, Aernout Mik, Jennifer Tee and Urs Fischer. In the Bakery a small selection is presented: Rineke Dijkstra, Mario Merz, and James Lee Byars.