Jitske Schols - 'New Friends' WIA


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Jitske Schols is curated by: Eva de Vos, Chief Image editor at Het Parool.

In my autonomous work I like to study themes such as time and space and bring lost histories or herstories back to the present. In my work I often use anachronistic facets. I add elements (e.g. people, concepts, events, objects, customs, etc.) that do not necessarily belong to the historical context of the story. With this conscious manipulation of time I try to cast the historical story to the modern viewer. Because the viewer experiences a break with the logical course of events, he is encouraged to think consciously about what can be seen (Verfremdungseffekt).

The figures you find in my work can best be described as inconspicuous. The lack of clear or individual

features and the neutral facial expressions require active participation from the viewer to fill in what is initially lacking. I try not to judge, but to give space to different perspectives on the past. The goal is to tell as objective a story as possible. Because it concerns realities of a society that no longer exists. A period that has already passed, but which is supposed to be connected to the present and thus influence our reality. The viewer is presented with a mirror, it reveals social structures and the viewer realizes that these structures are not immutable. By creating insight, the viewer can contribute little by little to a better and more just world, only if he wants to.”

You will receive a Hahnemuhle Giclée print + 1.5 cm white border 
Edition: 25 pieces 

With Certificate of Authenticity 

15% of the 
proceeds go to UN Women, the rest goes to the female maker.