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Publication of the Week | Extra Extra

Ari Versluis

Extra Extra, issue 7, 2016

Extra Extra is a multidisciplinary platform exploring eroticism and culture. Extra Extra looks at artistic endeavors with a witty, sophisticated eye presenting and working closely and collaboratively with cultural producers who dare to share the sensual fantasies that can be encountered in their work and personal life. In a quest of an international language of the urban, the platform promotes cultural and social dialogue between artists, producers and a worldwide audience. Lose yourself in the stories of a blazing imaginative city life of Extra Extra – whether fictional or true – these adventures are a true aphrodisiac.

"Since my arrival in Rotterdam I have been fascinated with the odd Chinese pagoda, which is crammed between roads just off the park at the foot of the Euromast. Strangely enough, this seems like a nice spot to speak with photographer Ari Versluis, whose work consistently centres on capturing the idiosyncrasies that make us human. As an avid traveller and someone who doesn’t shy away from immers-ing himself in different nightlife scenes, Ari Versluis has developed a broad scope of visual codes that transform into autonomous series, advertising campaigns as well as into work for the corporate world."