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Dieuwertje Komen

Commonness, Dieuwertje Komen

CommonnessCommonness, Dieuwertje Komen
Dieuwertje Komen

Text by Martino Tattara.


32 pages, accompanied by an 8 page essay.
210 x 270 mm
ISBN 9789490119072


This publication contains 20 photographs of Dieuwertje Komen’s. Komen has photographed five European cities over the years. The publication is made in a way that the photographs merge into each other, which creates a new city. In 2009, she visited five medium-sized cities: Bordeaux, Kosice, Pilzn and Mons and was commissioned by the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam to visit the cities that had applied to become the European Capital of Culture. Komen has arranged her photos of the various cities randomly to create a tour that constantly changes: it is not confined to a single city, instead it says something about the urban situation in medium-sized European cities today. The essay by Martino Tattara is entitled ‘A Cross-section of Genericity and Commonality: Towards a Vocabulary for the European City.’

About the Artist
Dieuwertje Komen is a Dutch artist from Stadskannal. She teaches photography at the St. Joost School of Art and Design.

About the Publisher 
Fw:Books is an independent publisher with a focus on photography and related topics. Photography is a unique medium; it doesn’t have a fixed way of revealing itself. We see the choice to make a book as a choice to make a new work.

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