A dialogue between non-Western and Western cultures on anthropological, sociopolitical, and environmental as well as economics-related and day-to-day questions


Roger Ballen / Hans Lemmen


Two artists, two techniques—a highly unusual collaborative project. Unleashed brings together two very different artists: the photographer Roger Ballen (*1950), who lives in South Africa, and the Dutch draughtsman Hans Lemmen (*1959). Both share an interest in the conditio humana and in archetypal images that describe a world beyond our familiar civilisation. Unleashed shows a universe of enigmatic dreams and surreal truths, a world apparently out of time, populated by people and animals subject to forces let loose. Over a period of several months they exchanged images and turned each other’s respective medium into their own material. With camera, scissors, and drawing tools—separated by time and space—they carried on an intensive and challenging dialogue. 


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"Roger Ballen / Hans Lemmen"

March 2017

ISBN 978-3-7356-0356-2

24 x 28 cm

144 Pages

81 colored and 26 b/w illustrations

Softcover with flaps, bound

Languages: English, French

Jan-Philipp Fruehsorge
Text by
Claude d’Anthenaise, Jan-Philipp Fruehsorge, Stijn Huijts
Design by
Buro Marcel van der Heyden

Exhibition: Roger Ballen and Hans Lemmen, Unleashed, 7.3.–4.6.2017 in Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, France, 2017 and in Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2018

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