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Ellert Haitjema – The Big Shift


A report of a working period in 2012 in Indonesia.

Author(s): Roy Voragen
Language: English and Indonesian
Pages: 48
Size: 310 x 225 mm
ISBN: 978-602-18783-2-3
Year: 2013
Publisher: Timmer Art books
Design: Ellert Haitjema, Anang Saptoto

At the invitation of Heden from The Hague, Ellert Haitjema lived and worked for three months in the Cemeti Art House in Yogyakarta Indonesia at the end of 2012. At the end of this working period he put his photos, images and installations together in a book. The publication The Big Shift is very similar in execution to his previous, successful and quickly sold out book HAPHAZARD.

Roy Voragen writes in the book: ‘An artist’s aim doesn’t need to be the truth – her or his work can’ speak ‘in tongues – to create truthful works. And Ellert Haitjema’s work has an honesty rare in our age, all too often of blasé irony. His work invites us to be sincerely attentive in return, which is not straightforward as it requests us to postpone final judgment. ‘

Additional information

Weight 200 g