Freudenthal/Verhagen (1965 / 1962)

Working at the intersection of photography and other media such as video and installation, Dutch duo Freudenthal/Verhagen (b.1965, the Netherlands, b.1962, the Netherlands) stretch the confines of fashion photography; translating flat photographs into three-dimensional installations, projecting video pieces onto photographs and printing images onto draped silk. In a time when photographs have often lost their physicality through the virtual world, Freudenthal/Verhagen’s work fills a much-needed void.
 
They first met after graduating at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy where they studied photography and fashion design respectively. Both Carmen Freudenthal and Elle Verhagen had a mutual interest in image making and held shared ideas about fashion imagery which brought them together to start their collaborative work. The duo had their first exhibition with The Ravestijn Gallery in 2014, together with Darren Harvey-Regan, Eva Stenram, and Mark Nettenbreijers during Unseen Amsterdam. One year later they had their first solo show at the gallery titled Blue is the color of your yellow hair. In 2016 the duo’s first book was published by Amsterdam-based publisher Idea Books under the name Whole. The book was edited and designed by Karen Heuter and contains a selection of 150 works collected throughout their career. The duo returned to the gallery in 2018 with the exhibition Absorptionswhich wasinspired by the sketches of the old Dutch Masters and explored the human body as studies of form and imperfection.
 
Freudenthal/Verhangen’s work has been published in Dazed & Confused, Jalouse, and Flash Art International among others, and has been part of the Groninger Museum (Groningen) and Centraal Museum (Utrecht). 

Portrait by Miep Jukkema

Selected Press
A presentation of their work and the Dear Mr/Mrs video by Blend Magazine here!

Metal

Metal

May 26, 2018
'Photographs that come alive'

Musée

Musée

April 30, 2018
'To recognize the same urge in the other is special and stimulating'

De Kunstmeisjes

De Kunstmeisjes

March 7, 2018
'GO #100: Vaarwel, traditionele naakten in de kunst'

New Dawn Paper

New Dawn Paper

February 22, 2018
'The Ravestijn Gallery presenteert: Carmen Freudenthal en Elle Verhagen'

Het Parool

February 15, 2018
'PS'

Het Parool

Het Parool

July 23, 2015
'Zijde'

PhotoFairs 2018

Scheltens & Abbenes, Ruth van Beek, Eva Stenram, Mona Kuhn, Freudenthal/Verhagen

Fri 23 Feb 2018 - Sun 25 Feb 2018


Art Fair
San Francisco (US)

Freudenthal/Verhagen

'Absorptions'

Sat 17 Feb 2018 - Sat 31 Mar 2018


Soloshow
The Ravestijn Gallery

Freudenthal/Verhagen

'Blue is the color of your yellow hair

Sat 17 Oct 2015 - Sat 14 Nov 2015


Soloshow
The Ravestijn Gallery

UNSEEN 2014

Darren Harvey-Regan, Freudenthal/Verhagen, Eva Stenram, Mark Nettenbreijers

Thu 18 Sep 2014 - Sun 21 Sep 2014


Art Fair
Amsterdam (NL)