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Viviane Sassen: PHOSPHORArt & Fashion 1990-2023

If you happen to be in Paris, don’t miss the special retrospective by Dutch artist Viviane Sassen ( The exhibition, taking place at Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP), comprises more than 200 works, revealing over thirty years of Sassen’s multifaceted creations that bring together photography, collage, painting, and video.

« In Bloom » pour Dazed Magazine, 2011

© Viviane Sassen et Stevenson (Johannesburg / Cape Town / Amsterdam)

Viviane Sassen, born in 1972 in Amsterdam, is a renowned Dutch artist specializing in photography, blending fashion and fine art. Recognized for her distinctive use of geometric shapes, often abstracting bodies, she has gained widespread acclaim through numerous publications and exhibitions.

Sassen was featured in the 2011 New Photography exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art and has crafted campaigns for prestigious brands like Miu Miu, Stella McCartney, and Louis Vuitton. Worth noting, Sassen shot Dior’s beauty campaign featuring Natalie Portman. Her captivating photograph graces the pages of the latest edition of Miami Living magazine, including our cover.

Adidas x Pharell, 2017

© Viviane Sassen et Stevenson (Johannesburg / Cape Town / Amsterdam)

DNA, de la série « Lexicon », 2007 © Viviane Sassen et Stevenson (Johannesburg / Cape Town / Amsterdam)

Her accolades include winning the Dutch Prix de Rome in 2007 and receiving the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography.

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By ML staff. Images courtesy of Viviane Sassen


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