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Gallery address: Laurierstraat 53, Amsterdam. You are welcome to visit our newest exhibition! The gallery is large enough to view the artworks keeping a minimum of 1,5 m space between the visitors according to the rules of social distancing.

We are currently showing the photography exhibition

        S o u l Q u e s t

by Inta Nahapetjan

A young woman is holding an oval-shaped mirror in front of her face, turning the reflective side against the viewer. But the mirror is not reflecting anyone in front of her, instead, it reflects the surrounding forest with no way out. Looking through the woman creates an enigmatic effect. Inta's new body of work is portraiture without visibility of the model: she looks beyond the body and its shape, picturing the intangible and making the invisible visible. SoulQuest is purely portraiture of the soul.

Meet the artist in person:

Inta Nahapetjan

Inta will be present on each Thursday during the month of May. Drop by to walk through the exhibition with the photo-grapher, ask questions and hear the story behind the series 

        S o u l Q u e s t

Inta Nahapetjan lives and works in Amsterdam. She is passionate about portraiture and works solely alone from the creative concept, the sophis-ticated styling of her models to the final direction of the shot. She has portrayed numerous personalities from ballet, arts and culture. For her new series SoulQuest Inta traveled to the nature re-servoirs of Armenia and Latvia, where she took the large scale pictures of the forests shown in this exhibition. “I see the forest as the eternal soul of mother nature," says Inta. "Its ever-changing beauty goes parallel with my emotions and moods.“ 

The Gallery is open: Wednesday to Saturday from 12 to 18 h. Your visit is safe: a minimum of 1,5 m distance is guaranteed. Furthermore, you can see the complete exhibition from the street level.

Laurierstraat 53 is a side street of Prinsengracht, situated in the historical center of Amsterdam, the so called Jordaan, the gallery is part of the art-district and in walking distance from Anne-Frank House. 

During the times of social distancing we have displayed the exhibition in a way that it is visible from the street: the large windows are offering a plain view on all artworks, texts and labels. You can experience the current show safely from outside without entering the gallery - please have a look if you happen to pass by. 

Meet the curator:

Viola Winokan

"I believe that I am a true cosmopolitan. I was born in Moscow, and grew up in Berlin as child of a Russian mother and Indonesian father. I have lived and worked in various places around the world, including Los Angeles, Luxemburg, Venice, and Amsterdam, my current residence. Starting my career as a gallery manager in the 1980s, I have 30+ years of experience, also including curating, acquisition advice and talent scouting. I have had the privilege to work with many renowned international artists and photographers over the years, including Helmut Newton, Rebecca Horn, Norbert Tadeusz, Harland Miller, Daido Moriyama, Todd Hido, Erwin Olaf, David LaChapelle and many more. In the past, I have assisted various film productions, and last but not least, I started to develop my own art practice. In Amsterdam I have worked for Reflex Gallery, after which I initiated my own project, Violet + Wilde, a platform for young photographers and participants of Breda Photo Festival.

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