Lucas Leffler, Julien Mignot, Marta Zgierska
Unseen presents a strong international selection of exhibitors for the upcoming edition, which takes place 17- 19 September at culture park Westergas in Amsterdam. Next to galleries from the Netherlands, there is a notable presence of strong European galleries, particularly from France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy, but participants also include galleries from further afield, such as Iran and the United States. In terms of geography of the exhibiting artists, the selection is traditionally very global, with artists from Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and North and South America. For Kathlene Fox-Davies, member of fair?s Selection Committee, the strong international roster of exhibitors comes as no surprise:? I truly believe this fair and it?s programme are the most consequential happening in the photo world at the moment?
The Director of Unseen, Roderick van der Lee, notes: ?It?s been a very rewarding process to see how enthusiastic everyone has been about Unseen, and our new direction: Even more care towards the selection process and replacing the festival with two highly curated new sections: Past/Present and Unbound. While it?s been a difficult year for many international art fairs, the process of attracting international galleries has been a remarkably positive experience for us. The applications came in quickly and the artistic proposals for were incredibly inspired. There really is a tangible energy at the moment. It?s very special to be part of something that evokes so much enthusiasm, positive energy and innovation in these trying times. I really can?t wait to see all those wonderful presentations materialize at the fair in Amsterdam this September.?