Title: Verborgen Stad / Hidden City
By: Jan Theun van Rees
Publisher: Jan Theun van Rees
Amsterdam-based photographer Jan Theun van Rees took it upon himself to document the wave of renovations and constructions of new premises for cultural institutions that has been a dominant trend in the city through the past decade. Beginning with the empty Stedelijk Museum and dismantled Carré Theatre, he photographed these dignified spaces in transition, temporarily hidden from public view, and rehabilitated the grand history of the buildings. Although the new interiors and edifices may be impressive, it is always the relationship with that former view which gives them depth and context. With an introduction by Sylvia Dornseiffer and poems by Willem van Toorn.