Book Launch Marwan Bassiouni ‘NEW SWISS VIEWS’



On June 22nd 2024 Arcam will be hosting the official book launch of artist Marwan Bassiouni’s latest project New Swiss Views. For this occasion we will be introducing the series through a conversation between curator Frits Gierstberg (Nederlands Fotomuseum) and Marwan Bassiouni. Some light bites and drinks will be served and of course there will be a chance to discover the new book.

New Swiss Views is the sequel to the internationally acclaimed New Dutch Views for which the artist photographed views of the Dutch landscape through the windows of local mosques. Two years later, Bassiouni travelled throughout the idyllic Swiss landscape in order to produce a body of work that would invite a new perspective on the Swiss landscape. Through a unique approach to architectural and landscape photography Bassiouni’s images suggest a portrait of the Swiss Muslim community while identifying the unique character of an often industrial contemporary sacred architecture. The series sheds light on the conditions of a growing yet young and modest minority while inviting a contemplation on coexistence and suggesting a different representation of ‘Islam’ in the West’.


Programme and RSVP

This event is presented by The Sand Station an Amsterdam-based publishing house founded by Marwan Bassiouni and Bagdat Sert.


  • 2pm Walk in
  • 2.30pm Words of introduction,  conversation with Frits Gierstberg (curator @nlfotomuseum) and Q&A.
  • 3.30pm Book signing, bites and drinks and opportunity to view the Arcam exhibitions

To sign up please send an email with number of attendees to


Over Marwan Bassiouni

Marwan Bassiouni is een in Amsterdam gevestigde Zwitserse kunstenaar en fotograaf. Hij woont in Nederland sinds zijn studie aan de Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten in Den Haag. Bassiouni’s werk – meestal gepresenteerd als meeslepende grootschalige foto’s – is internationaal gepubliceerd, tentoongesteld en verzameld. Recentelijk exposeerde hij bij instellingen zoals het International Center of Photography in New York, Kunsthaus Zürich, Kunstmuseum Den Haag, Foam en het Escher Museum.

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