HERO proudly announces the launch of HERO Westergas, a new project space located at Het Meterhuisje. The gallery’s third collaboration with Westergas. Here it is scheduled to run for six months, with future shows that will include presentations of new work by Thomas Raat and Shezad Dawood.
The HERO Westergas’ inaugural show is a presentation of selected works by acclaimed Dutch photographer Bertien Van Manen. HERO’s exhibition comprises images from a number of van Manen’s seminal bodies of works; A hundred summers a hundred winters, the record of her extensive travels through post-Soviet Russia; East Wind West wind, images from her very personal exploration of China; Give me your image, intimate photographs of the lives of people van Manen befriended across Europe and finally a series of photographs shot in Japan, being shown in The Netherlands for the first time.
In tandem with the Stedelijk’s show, HERO’s exhibition celebrates the extraordinary, empathic quality of van Manen’s work – her ability to bring the lives of others into our own with thought and tenderness.