Here’s an exhibition that’s obligatory for the photographer nerds. The Hasselblad Foundation’s collection provides the source material for Sven Harry’s new exhibition Here’s Looking At You, curated by the cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema (known for his work on films like Her, Interstellar, Spectre). The exhibition’s main obsession is the intimacy of eye contact, as the photographs’ subjects stare down the camera and out at the viewer. “When the museum was granted access to the Hasselblad Foundation’s unique collection of photographs, we asked ourselves how we could best create a unique show and a whole new way to experience photography”, says Dragana Kusoffsky Maksimović, CEO of Sven-Harry’s. “We realised that what we were looking for was a curator who could interpret the collection in a completely new and exciting way. With this in mind, choosing Hoyte van Hoytema, a brilliant cinematographer, felt just right and we’re very happy about and grateful for his participation and contribution to the exhibition. It has been fascinating to see what happens when a cinematographer curates an exhibition of stills”.
Here’s Looking At You, Sven Harry’s Art Museum, on display until May 19
Photo: Elina Brotherus, Le Nez de Monsieur Cheval, 1999, from the series Suites françaises