Posts Tagged ‘Objective Netherlands’

‘Live in your head’ – Reinjan Mulder and his 1974 photo-experiment ‘Objective Netherlands’

By Ludo van Halem Curator 20th Century Art at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam  On 31 January 1974, in the Limburg village of Roosteren 24, Reinjan Mulder took a picture of a blank wall. We mostly see grayish plaster, which seems to have been ap-plied somewhat irregularly and has weathered over time. To the right is a […]

Reinjan Mulder: How it was – some remarks on the 1974 foto-experiment Objective Netherlands

  In the summer of 2016 the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam showed ‘Objective Netherlands’, 208 vintage-prints Reinjan Mulder (1949) made in 1974, showing a completely new view of the Netherlands: ‘as objective as possible’. In this article he remembers how he developed his ideas in the seventies, and how he completed his experiment with the help of the Dutch Ministry […]