This catalogue, a collaboration with Willem van Zoetendaal accompanying an exhibition at Boijmans van Beuningen (Rotterdam), can be considered as a new addition to Kooiker’s ongoing series of photographic books. His latest work Crush is a continuation of an old tradition focusing on the relationship between the artist and the model, the observer and the observed: 20 large-format, black and white photographs featuring naked models photographed in his studio. Attributes such as cushions, furniture and a vacuum cleaner are scattered around and models are left to their fate in awkward poses. This gives the illusion of a crime scene, through photographs that appear quickly made while also translating a taciturn nervousness.
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