Above: Tim Groen: Jacqueline Hassink, New York
Photographer/artist Jacqueline Hassink wouldn’t mind taking a break, but in the near future that’s just not in the stars for her. “I’m making a movie in the Buddhist temples of Kyoto, working on a book about Japanese gardens for German publisher Hatje Cantz, and researching a project on the new economy in China.” The New York-based—but always traveling—artist has assistants in New York, as well as in Amsterdam and Tokyo, and she keeps them busy according to the flow of projects. “Whatever I can delegate, I push away.” Right now she’s compiling a book on her haute couture Fitting Rooms series, for which she was allowed to photograph the fitting rooms (discreetly sans customers) of some of the world’s most exclusive couturiers. And she is creating a hi-tech sequel to what is probably one of her most well-known projects; The Table of Power, on which she first worked from 1993 to 1995. Considering her preference for corporate and formal subject matters, I wasn’t expecting for us to be laughing as much as we did.
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