New Dutch Views, 2018-2019

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© Marwan Bassiouni

To create his photo series New Dutch Views, Marwan Bassiouni visited more than 70 mosques in the Netherlands between January 2018 and February 2019. His frontal, vertical pictures taken inside these mosques act as windows onto the outside world, creating a kind of dialogue between the two spaces. Rigorously constructed, his images evoke both the oppositions and the connections between different representations – religious and cultural, Eastern and Western.

Venue: Photoforum Pasquart


Marwan Bassiouni (CH) is a Swiss-Egyptian-American artist born in 1985 in Switzerland. He lives and works in The Hague. He holds a Swiss Photography CFC, as well as a BA in Photography from The Royal Academy of Art (KABK). In 2019, he had his first solo exhibition at the Hague Museum of Photography and published his first book, New Dutch Views. Marwan's work has been shown at Unseen Photofair (NL), Athens Photo Festival (GR), The Humanity House (NL), Le Prix Bayeux Calvados (FR), Cultuurhuis De Warande (BE), Paris Photo (FR) and Aperture (USA). He is a recipient of the W. Eugene Smith Student Grant, the Harry Pennings Prize and several other awards and nominations.