On Sunday December 16th between 14.45 – 16.00 hours, artist Anaïs López offers thirty visitors of the exhibition “The bricks that build a home” a unique experience with her live performance ‘The Migrant’ in the Migration Museum.
The bricks that build a home7 Dec – 10 Feb 2019 / Nest@Migratie Museum
Nest i.c.w. the Migratie Museum
Guestcurator: Manon Braat
In the 21st century, more people than ever before are fleeing and migrating all over the world in search of security, freedom and better opportunities. The current debate on migration in Dutch politics is dominated by words such as ‘border control’ and ‘migration deals’ and ignores the complexity of the movement of the individual. More than half of the inhabitants of The Hague have a migration background. They have made The Hague their new home. What is the role of family, descent and family tree in shaping your identity and the feeling of being at home somewhere, even if you are far from home?
In their work, the artists of The bricks that build a home deal with migration, displacement, belonging and colonial history, which has contributed greatly to the current composition of the Dutch population. They often use personal family histories and stories to explore their own identity and their own ‘home’.
Opening 7 December 17:00 – 20:00 hours
Welcome speech 18:00 hours
Opening hours exhibition:
Tuesday to Sunday
12:00 – 17:00
Hoge Zand 42
2512EM Den Haag
On Sunday 13 January 2019, writer and organiser Simone Zeefuik will give a lecture “A building made of people” in which she will talk about belonging; the human need to be part of a group or ‘greater whole’. Like home and identity, this concept is central to the exhibition ‘The bricks that build a home’, on display at the Migration Museum until 20 January 2019.
On Sunday 27 January at 3 p.m., artists of the exhibition The bricks that build a home under moderation by Wim Manuhutu will talk about their motives, their work and how personal family stories, the themes identity, belonging and home play a role in this.
To conclude the exhibition The bricks that build a home, writer and journalist Vamba Sherif will give a lecture on the theme of “feeling at home”.