2024.04.13 - 05.12

Viviane Sassen ヴィヴィアン・サッセン

PHOSPHOR: Art & Fashion 1990–2023

Presented by DIOR
In collaboration with the MEP – Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
Co-organizer: Kyoto Shimbun

Curated by Clothilde Morette
Scenography by Endo Architect and Associates

Viviane Sassen was born in 1972 in Amsterdam and lives there. She studied fashion design, followed by photography at the Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU) and Ateliers Arnhem. Her work has been the subject of major solo exhibitions, including Lexicon at Foto Kunst Stadforum, Innsbruck, Austria in 2017; Umbra at Deichtorhallen, Hamburg in 2017; and Umbra at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago in 2017. Sassen has also taken part in numerous group exhibitions, including at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in 2017; at Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam in 2017; at CAFA Museum, China in 2018; at McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco in 2020; and at Fotomuseum, Winterthur in 2022. Her work was featured in the main exhibition at the 55th Venice Biennale, The Encyclopedic Palace in 2013. In 2011, Sassen was awarded the International Center of Photography in New York’s Infinity Award for Applied/Fashion/Advertising Photography. In 2015, she was awarded the David Octavius Hill Medal from the German Photography Academy. She has also received numerous awards for her publications.

<span class="u-italic400">Dior Magazine</span>, 2021
© Viviane Sassen and Stevenson
(Johannesburg / Cape Town / Amsterdam)

Dior Magazine, 2021 © Viviane Sassen and Stevenson (Johannesburg / Cape Town / Amsterdam)

<span class="u-italic400">Eudocimus Ruber</span>, from the series <span class="u-italic400">Of Mud and Lotus</span>, 2017
© Viviane Sassen and Stevenson
(Johannesburg / Cape Town / Amsterdam)

Eudocimus Ruber, from the series Of Mud and Lotus, 2017 © Viviane Sassen and Stevenson (Johannesburg / Cape Town / Amsterdam)

<span class="u-italic400">Milk</span>, from the series <span class="u-italic400">Lexicon</span>, 2006
© Viviane Sassen and Stevenson
(Johannesburg / Cape Town / Amsterdam)

Milk, from the series Lexicon, 2006 © Viviane Sassen and Stevenson (Johannesburg / Cape Town / Amsterdam)

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