ANOHNI, Julia Yasuda, Erika Yasuda

Holland Festival’s associate artist ANOHNI presents a mixed media exhibit SHE WHO SAW BEAUTIFUL THINGS. The installation includes a series of portraits honoring ANOHNI’s former collaborator Dr. Julia Yasuda, taken by Julia’s late wife Erika Yasuda in Tokyo in the early 1980s, and exhibited here for the first time. 

Within the collection of the Huis Willet-Holthuysen in the centre of Amsterdam, ANOHNI layers photos, silkscreened fabrics, sculpture, video, sound and paintings from her own artistic practices within a selection of Erika Yasuda’s extraordinary portraits. The works reflect an insular and delicately composed vision of enlightened femininity and luxuriant androgyny, persevering in memory despite historical and ongoing existential threats.

A limited edition book of the exhibition SHE WHO SAW BEAUTIFUL THINGS will also be exclusively available at the exhibit.

‘I like the concept of ‘animism’ - that everything is alive, in an ongoing a process of transformation – and that all materiality is imbued with a certain presence, even a sense of memory that we might not entirely understand. I work with veils as a way to suggest different layers of presense. Sometimes I imagine a cacophony of moments within a timeline, as if they were all able to express their vitality simultaneously.’


June 4- October 29, 10:00-17:00


  • default from € 12,50
  • CJP/student € 7,50

language & duration

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  • Show duration to be announced

  • Anohni, Associate Artist Holland Festival 2023

    © ANOHNI

  • © Erika Yasuda


concept ANOHNI photography Erika Yasuda production Benedikt Terwiel