Photographer Assaf Hinden: ownership, history & manipulation

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Photographer Assaf Hinden: Ownership, storage and manipulation of images

Our next-generation 2022 showcase highlights 22 talented graduates from around the world in seven creative areas. Here is the profile of Assaf Hinden, a photographer at the Royal Academy of Arts in Antwerp.

In 1937, a work owned by Jewish art collector and philanthropist Emma Badge was auctioned in Nazi Germany against her will. To date, many parts are missing. Such stories have long resonated with Asaph Hinden, a descendant of a German Jewish father and a mother who emigrated from Morocco.

Artist and curator Hinden, in collaboration with researcher Dr. Eyal Dreff, created the “Parallel Chronicle” as a visual exploration of this elusive story. Tel Aviv-based photographers confront and build ownership ideas for art through staged photography, discovered materials, collages, and 3D modeling.


Such intricate parrot sculptures, rethinking the original artwork, are smoothly placed in the fascinating jade green, and Hinden casts doubt on the role of archiving, preservation, image manipulation, and thus meaning. In addition to this, Hinden created a surrealistic 3D auction catalog as a fictional presentation of his “new” artwork. Please note that due to pandemic constraints, this vast piece is partly a by-product of being at home.

Hinden’s dynamic work as both an artist and a curator is evolving rapidly, with two solo exhibitions already being held at the Prix Photoforum in Switzerland, the Startpoint Prize in Prague, and the Institution at The Ramat Gan Museum of Art in Israel.


Dream collaborator: “It would be Lebanese artist Walid Raad (based in New York). I think he created one of the most important works of the last few decades, the Atlas Group. This is a 14-year project of a fictional group working on the historical story of the Lebanese Civil War, in which he incorporates and contextualizes his subjective opinions. .. I believe he has shaped a new approach to addressing historical issues and presenting them in a contemporary environment. ยง



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