Narrative Journeys

Narrative Journeys

A double exhibition of works by celebrated photographer Erwin Olaf (b. 1959) at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and The Hague Museum of Photography takes a personal look at his craft. Tracing the artist’s development from analogue photojournalist to digital image-maker and storyteller, the shows bring together 20 pieces that have inspired him whilst showcasing Olaf’s series from 2000 to the present day.

Hope – The Hallway, 2005. © Erwin Olaf

On view for the first time is the recent body of work entitled Palm Springs, alongside renowned works made in Shanghai. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, the display – which is rich in narrative and deeply cinematic – offers installations, film, sound and sculpture. “The exhibition is a journey through my head,” the artist notes. “Visitors will be able to wander through my mind.”

The exhibition opens 16 February. Find out more here.

Lead image: Erwin Olaf, Palm Springs, The Family Visit, Portrait #1 (The Niece), 2018, digitale C-print © Erwin Olaf. Courtesy Flatland Gallery.