Huis Marseille is Amsterdam's first photography museum. For more than ten years now, Huis Marseille has been offering a varied exhibition program in which photography's rich history and diverse uses are given consideration. In addition to this, the museum also frequently shows work from its own collection of contemporary photography.
Huis Marseille serves as a platform for the particularization of photography. The museum provides a view of the 'landscape' taking shape in photography; it presents photographers, artists and forms of photography which do justice to visual quality and which can be counted among the medium's major, but also lesser known, highlights. This stands in contrast to the profusion of photography as a mass medium.
In terms of the installation of exhibitions, the unique structure of this house plays a significant role. Each of the six exhibition spaces has its own specific character, yet all of them relate well to the work on display. The building still has the atmosphere of a 'gentleman's residence', but its rooms have now become galleries. A sense of warmth and intimacy has remained. Huis Marseille strives to make the visitor feel welcome in these home-like surroundings.
A photograph is a photograph and a dance is a dance: yet this inventive exhibition in Amsterdam highlights the many intersections between the two art forms — as well as choreography, video, film and music— revealing deep and stirring fundamental connections!
This smart multi-generation selection of work by 12 photographers displays the quality, diversity and dynamism of contemporary South African photography.
Huis Marseille celebrates its recent expansion with a blockbuster exhibition centered on the idea that today's photographers are animated by "a desire to visualize what lies behind the visible and to reveal the component parts of which our perception is actually made." Here is a preview of work by several young Dutch photographers.