My interpretation of Vermeer, “Moroccan girl reading an application form for an “inburgeringscursus” (citizenship course) at a closed window” will be one of the photos selected for the exhibition “Rollercoaster” in the MOTI (Museum of the Image) in Breda, the Netherlands. The exhibition starts April 29, 2012 and is curated by the Dutch writer Joost Zwagerman. Zwagerman is one of the most widely read novelists of his generation who also writes poetry and columns. His favourite subjects include visual art and pop music. As a guest curator for MOTI, he has asked 100 prominent Dutchmen to select an image, made in the 21st century, for this exhibition.
- Jan Banning
May 4th 1954, Almelo
Dutch photographer and artist. Banning was born in the Netherlands from Dutch-East-Indies parents. He studied social and economic history at the Radboud University Nijmegen, and has been working as a photographer since 1981. A central theme of Banning's practice is state power, having produced series about the long-term consequences of war and the world of government bureaucracy.