Windows (2020), Collage on Glass. No. 2., 2021
Hahnemuehle matte fine art archival paper (bright white)
29,7 x 21 cm
€ 150,- (Excluding tax, excluding shipping)
About Windows (2020)
The starting point for this work is public space in times of Corona. The lockdown transfigured the architecture of the city into an empty theater. Cities are essentially spaces inhabitants borrow for a little while. They are here before us and here long after. Creating collages on windows, Hovers brings together The Hague’s current inhabitants and those long gone. Present and past collide in transparent collages on windows into a transfixed space of time.
Hovers uses her photographs of people present in the city today and mixes them with archival images of the collection of the Hague.
This work was commissioned by Stroom Den Haag. Containing archival images from the Collection of the Hague, created by Koning, Th. J. de / Perscheid, N. and other unknown photographers.
About the artist
In her artistic practice, Esther Hovers (b. Amsterdam, 1991) investigates how power, politics and control are exercised through urban planning and the use of public space. She was trained as a photographer but creates installations in which photographs, drawings, text and film play an equal part.
Esther Hovers has exhibited at Aperture Foundation in New York City; Lianzhou Photo Festival in China; and Foam Photography Museum of Amsterdam, et al. Her work has been published in The New York Times; The Washington Post; M – Le Magazine du Monde and Wired, among other publications. In 2017 she was the winner of the Edward Steichen Award. In 2019 Hovers was an artist-in-residence at NARS Foundation (The New York Art Residency and Studios) in Brooklyn, New York. She is currently based in the Hague, the Netherlands.