Make your work stand out with Erik Kessels
If you have ever wondered whether your personality is more important than your portfolio, artist Erik Kessels has a very clear answer for you: yes. Creatives are very good in the works they create but often lack the ability to communicate about it and about themselves as artists. Erik Kessels’ masterclass at the Forward Festival Hamburg is here to change that: In an exclusive on-site masterclass, Erik Kessels will teach you how to make your work stand out from the crowd, no matter what industry you’re in.
In a highly interactive and collaborative session, the attendees will be actively involved to answer questions like: How can my work stand out from the crowd? Is my Portfolio more important than my Personality? How can I fuel my creativity on a daily basis and what is my pet’s favorite food? Join this masterclass to get the chance to discuss and find answers to these questions with Erik Kessels himself.
Erik Kessels is a Dutch artist, curator and communication designer with a particular interest in photography. He was called a ‘visual sorcerer’ by Time Magazine and a ‘Modern Anthropologist” by Vogue Italia. Since 1996, he is Co-Founder and Creative Partner of his communications agency KesselsKramer in Amsterdam/London and has created campaigns for national and international clients, such as Nike, Diesel, J&B Whisky, Oxfam, Vitra, Citizen M, I amsterdam and The Hans Brinker Budget Hotel. With his communication work, Kessels has won many international awards, among others, the Amsterdam Prize of the Arts in 2010.
Next to his agency work, Erik Kessels has also taught at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, Écal in Lausanne, Raffles in Milan and at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture. Over the years, Kessels made and curated numerous exhibitions such as Loving Your Pictures, Mother Nature, 24HRS in Photos, Alum Beauty, Unfinished Father and GroupShow.
If you’re ready to get in the mood for Erik Kessels’ masterclass: He has published over 75 books of ‘re-appropriated’ images. A selection of these books is available in our online shop, like the fifteenth edition of the series ‘in almost every picture’ signed by Erik Kessels himself.
This part of the program is exclusive for on-site ticket holders! These tickets are limited due to restricted capacity, so make sure to get your ticket on time.