ACTIVATE Project | 3-5 Nov | Amsterdam

The Stranger Next Door with Jabu Arnell

A neighborhood project consisting of an art route with works around the theme of the stranger. Artist Jabu Arnell will create a new work in response to the museum’s collection, which will be on show for three days in the Glutenvrije Winkel (Pretoriusstraat 37) in Amsterdam East. The Stranger Next Door invites artists, neighbors and students to respond to the concept of the stranger within the context of the city.

Together with artist Jabu Arnell, the Research Center for Material Culture unpacks and traces the notion of the stranger and its historization within the ethnographic collection of the Tropenmuseum. How can an object become a neighbor? How can it speak for itself and express emotions? Arnell's intervention to the collection focuses specifically on a mask from Congo and a wooden figure from Ivory Coast, and proposes a transformation and translation of distance, gaze and consciousness that reflects the current discourse around citizenship and identity in the Netherlands. 

The art route is open from Thursday 3 – Saturday 5 November between 17:00 – 23:00.

On Friday November 4, Jabu Arnell will give a talk about his work at the Krugerkamer, Krugerplein 17, Amsterdam

The Stranger Next Door is an initiative of 'Museum zonder Muren'. For more information on the route and event, please visit their website.  
 

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About the event

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 17:00 to Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 23:00
Transvaalbuurt, Amsterdam
English

Staff

Liza Swaving
Programming Research Center for Material Culture
Amal Alhaag
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Programming Research Center for Material Culture