Night Watching

Dutch photography Rineke Dijkstra has turned her focus to Rembrandt’s Night Watch, without showing the painting, for her new film installation. The triptych shows 14 different groups of people admiring Rembrandt’s masterwork, each of them responding to it in their own individual way, each with their own questions of the work. Installed in the Rijksmuseum’s Gallery of Honour, the subtly layered film suggests that sharpening our gaze is always rewardable, be it on a world-famous painting or simply on everyday life.