Amanda van Hesteren

If All This Was Fiction: Films 2016–2023

13.4. – 5.5.2024


Amanda van Hesteren
If All This Was Fiction: Films 2016–2023

Film program in the cinema of the Kölnischer Kunstverein, curated by Nicholas Tammens

Opening: Friday, 12.4., 6 pm
6:30 pm Screening of films
7:30 pm Talk between Amanda van Hesteren and Nicholas Tammens
8:30 pm Repeated screening of films

Amanda van Hesteren – If All This Was Fiction: Films 2016–2023 at the Kölnischer Kunstverein is the first public presentation of films by Dutch film-maker Amanda van Hesteren (b. 1991, Amsterdam) in Germany. The program shows the development of van Hesteren’s methodology as a filmmaker over the past eight years through four film portraits focused on lovers, family, and friends.

Amanda van Hesteren began to make films at the age of 23, when she took a camera with her on holiday. “I took my camera because I wanted to find stories,” she says. “I knew that I would be able to go onto the street and find them”. In the eight years since, van Hesteren’s camera has come to substitute multiple perspectives: her own gaze, that of her subjects, and the gaze of a stand-in and outside witness.

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The film program is supported by:


Chris Korda

Artist's Con(tra)ception

25.5. – 14.7.2024

Chris Korda
Artist’s Con(tra)ception
25.5.–14.7.2024

Opening: Friday, 24.5., 6 pm