Museum Het Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam
22 January – 22 May 2022

Natasja Kensmil, Clara Abba, 2021. Museum Het Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam.

Picturing the human body as it really is – that is not as obvious as it might seem. For centuries we have idealized our own and other people’s appearance. Nowadays we do it with Photoshop, plastic surgery and filters on social media. In the seventeenth century they idealized the way people looked in works of art. Rembrandt, however, did not. He looked at others – and himself – with an open and curious gaze, and often depicted people with the utmost realism. In the group show RAW, Rembrandt’s etchings introduce the work of thirteen contemporary artists. The show revolves around works by Melanie Bonajo, Marlene Dumas, Alix Marie, Buhlebezwe Siwani, Alex Farrar, Rineke Dijkstra, Paul Kooiker, Shannon Finnegan, Milan Gies, Jeroen Schokkin, Verena Blok, Aline Thomassen and Natasja Kensmil.