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Simone Sassen:Tumbe

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Simone Sassen
Tumbe

1.03.2016 – 26.03.2016
20.00

Simone Sassen: Tumbas Simone Sassen is a photographer whose photos, taken mostly on her trips, have been exhibited both in her home country (The Netherlands) and elsewhere (Germany, Spain, etc.). Among other things, her photos illustrate the books written by her husband, Cees Nooteboom, acclaimed Dutch author and another guest of this year’s Fabula festival.Together,

Simone Sassen
Tumbe

Simone Sassen is a photographer whose photos, taken mostly on her trips, have been exhibited both in her home country (The Netherlands) and elsewhere (Germany, Spain, etc.). Among other things, her photos illustrate the books written by her husband, Cees Nooteboom, acclaimed Dutch author and another guest of this year’s Fabula festival.
Together, Nooteboom and Sassen have published Tumbas, an extensive collection of portraits and photos of poets’ and writers’ graves. Photos from the book will be exhibited at Galerija Fotografija gallery.
TUMBAS. GRAVES OF POETS AND THINKERS
Long after their death poets and thinkers keep on communicating with their readers.
Simone Sassen and Cees Nooteboom managed to capture this kind of bond in their joint project »Tumbas«.
Searching for traces of beloved literary role models has lead the authors of the book around the world. They have visited the resting places of their favorite authors in Europe, North and South America and in Japan and nowhere did they feel as close as right on their graves. In addition to the many already known cemeteries they have also visited many remote areas, islands, hills and gardens beyond the common and known.
The book is an interplay of memories, thoughts and the imagination of Cees Nooteboom, quotations of his favorite authors, completed with photographs of the graves by Simone Sassen, sometimes majestic, sometimes very simple and almost invisible. Very realistic photographs are subtle counterpoint to the delicate texts Cees Nooteboom.
The book does not evoke sadness as it much more encourages reading and is a way of keeping these great poets and thinkers, who have influenced the authors in the past, alive.

Simone Sassen (Roermond, Netherlands, 1952)
Studied history, worked for some years in a historical museum in Amsterdam, Museum Amstelkring.
From unwards 1982 working on photography and travelling the world around with Cees Nooteboom.
Publications in Avenue and books as The Road to Santiago, Berlin 1989-2009, Nooteboom’s Hotel.

Exhibitions:
Rotterdam and Boekarest, Goethe Institute, 1991
Wiesbaden, Stadtbibliothek, 1993
Madrid ,Circolo de Bellas Artes, 2005/2006
Berlin, Landesvertretung Nordrhein-Westfalen, 2008
Hamburg, Fettstrasse 6, 2009

Publications: Tumbas (Schirmer and Mosel, Münich; Atlas, Amsterdam, Siruela, Madrid, Actes Sud, Iperborea, Milano)
Ultima Thule (Schirmer and Mosel, Münich, Bezige Bij, Amsterdam, Actes Sud, Arles, Siruela, Madrid)
Saigoku (Schirmer and Mosel, Münich, Bezige Bij, Amsterdam)

Simone Sassen

Simone Sassen is a photographer whose photos, taken mostly on her trips, have been exhibited both in her home country (The Netherlands) and elsewhere (Germany, Spain, etc.). Among other things, her photos illustrate the books written by her husband, Cees Nooteboom, acclaimed Dutch author and another guest of this year’s Fabula festival.

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