The Mix - Mission

Andrea Stultiens (Photographer)

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After two years, The Mix is coming home. This photo project - a series of four presentations - has been on view at various museums in the Netherlands in recent years. To create it, contemporary photographers were inspired by a photographer whose work is included in the Nederlands Fotomuseum’s collection. Not only did this result in astonishing combinations of photographers and works, it also demonstrates that the Nederlands Fotomuseum is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for new generations. In The Mix, contemporary photographers present new and personal perceptions of works in the Fotomuseum’s collection. For the first time, all four presentations in this photo series will be on show at the same time at the Nederlands Fotomuseum in an exhibition that opens on 15 September. Mission Paul Julien & Andrea Stultiens The second presentation, Mission focuses on the photographic work of Paul Julien (1901-2001), an anthropologist and amateur photographer. For his anthropological research, Julien frequently travelled to Africa where he often made use there of the missionaries’ facilities and expertise. By the time he died, he had accumulated a sizable photography and film archive. For this presentation, Andrea Stultiens (1974) responded to the photos that Julien took during his travels through Liberia (1932) and Sudan (1933 & 1947). For this purpose, she made various journeys to these countries taking pictures made by Julien along with her. There, she consulted local specialists such as storytellers, journalists and photographers to collect stories related to Julian’s pictures with the aim of contributing to a nuanced perception of the huge and diverse African continent.Mission was realised in collaboration with the Limburgs Museum where it was on show from 11 December 2016 to 26 March 2017.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sept 2017


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  • De Mix: missie

    Stultiens, A., 11 Dec 2016

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  • Walking between houses, Paul Julien in Sudan

    Stultiens, A. & Mohamed, E., Oct 2015

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