Foam_3h: Jan-Dirk van der Burg - Sex Cinema Venus
10 november 2009 t/m 16 december 2009
In Foam_3h Foam_Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam exhibits Sex Cinema Venus by Jan-Dirk van der Burg. Sex Cinema Venus is the oldest sex cinema in the Red Light District of Amsterdam, which will soon disappear as a result of the city council’s regeneration plans. Using a slide show and several single photographs Van der Burg portrays the stories that take place behind the doors of this particular cinema.
Dutch photographer Jan-Dirk van der Burg is fascinated by day-to-day life. His work shows people engaged in exceptional hobbies and activities. For one of his earlier series Office Culture (2004) he photographed offices where people work who stay away from modern innovations as much as possible. In Toys for Boys (2009) he shows male adults playing with miniature vehicles. His work contains nostalgia as well as a subtle irony towards the subjects that he portrays.
Jan-Dirk van der Burg (b. 1978, Voorburg) graduated in 2003 at the Royal Academy of Fine Art in The Hague. Since then he has been working as a photographer and has exhibited at Breda Photo (2003), Epson Fotofestival Naarden (2005) andDescubrimientos Photo Espana (2007, Madrid). He also works free-lance for publications such as Het Parool, Adformatie,and Quote. His work has been published in Volkskrant Magazine,Vrij Nederland, NRC Next and Nieuwe Revu.