Jan Dibbets

Dutch, b. 1941

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Jan Dibbets

Dutch, b. 1941

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An early adopter of color film, Jan Dibbets takes a philosophical approach to photography and landscape, working at the intersection of photography, conceptual art, minimalism, and land art. Dibbets seeks to unveil the ways in which photographs flatten pictorial space. He challenges normative models of photographic display, exhibiting his images in serialized grids and creating shaped photographs from multiple images spliced together. These displays suggest alternative possibilities for the construction of both the picture plane and the photograph. His work deals with the natural world, drawing on traditions of Dutch landscape painting, but with unusual depictions of nature, such as the unnatural merging of earth and ocean. Dibbets, who has exhibited in three iterations of the recurring Documenta exhibition in Kassel, Germany, garnered international acclaim after his presentation in the Dutch pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 1972.

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Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and 2 more
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 8 more
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Biography

An early adopter of color film, Jan Dibbets takes a philosophical approach to photography and landscape, working at the intersection of photography, conceptual art, minimalism, and land art. Dibbets seeks to unveil the ways in which photographs flatten pictorial space. He challenges normative models of photographic display, exhibiting his images in serialized grids and creating shaped photographs from multiple images spliced together. These displays suggest alternative possibilities for the construction of both the picture plane and the photograph. His work deals with the natural world, drawing on traditions of Dutch landscape painting, but with unusual depictions of nature, such as the unnatural merging of earth and ocean. Dibbets, who has exhibited in three iterations of the recurring Documenta exhibition in Kassel, Germany, garnered international acclaim after his presentation in the Dutch pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 1972.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and 2 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 8 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 3 more
Articles Featuring Jan Dibbets
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The Free-Spirited Amalfi Coast Weekend That Launched Arte Povera
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