TORCH Gallery was founded in 1984 by the late Adriaan van der Have, one of the first to introduce contemporary photography in the Netherlands. The gallery is a platform for national and international contemporary art in all its forms. TORCH has a strong focus on innovation in artistic technique and on questions of taste and morality, and has a strong international presence.
At Unseen, TORCH Gallery will represent the following artists: Ellen Kooi (1962), Popel Coumou (1978) and Loretta Lux (1969). The gallery recently held a solo-exhibition of photographer Popel Coumou, who was selected as a Foam Magazine Talent . Her work will be featured in Foam Magazine # 32 / Talent, as well as part of a large billboard exhibition in the Westerpark during Unseen. A preview of this exhibition is now on show at the Mercatorplein in Amsterdam.
Currently on display at the gallery is the exhibition, Almost for Free, an exhibition featuring work from past gallery shows. This show features work by Inez van Lamsweerde, Gilbert & George, Andy Warhol and Viktor & Rolf – among many others from the TORCH Gallery archive – which are for sale at affordable prices allowing the works to find new homes outside the gallery.
TORCH Gallery is located on the Lauriergracht 84 in the Jordaan district of Amsterdam. The gallery is open from Thursday to Saturday from 12-6pm.