Events — 31 Jan 2020
During the final Friday Night of Chagall, Picasso, Mondrian and Others: Migrant Artists in Paris, we take a look back on the exhibition.
During the final Friday Night of Chagall, Picasso, Mondrian and Others: Migrant Artists in Paris, we take a look back on the exhibition. Massih Hutak installed the Salon, a gallery space in the exhibition in which he encourages visitors to reflect and connect. The public programming in relation to this exhibition is also the result of this collaboration. During this finissage, we focus on the questions that were asked to visitors in the Salon and the most remarkable responses.
More information about the program and a timetable will follow soon.
ABOUT MASSIH HUTAK
Massih Hutak (1992) is a writer and musician from Amsterdam-Noord. His columns can be heard weekly on NPO Radio 1 and read in Het Parool. In 2011, Hutak debuted as the youngest author ever at publishing house Contact with his collection of stories Toen God nog in ons geloofde [When God still believed in us].
In January 2017, Het Parool proclaimed him one of the seventeen talents that will shape the Netherlands of the future. In the same period, Hutak responded to Prime Minister Mark Rutte's letter addressed to all Dutch people, with his own letter calling on young people to vote. His call went viral and generated a lot of media attention, from television and radio to news sites.
As a musician, he has performed at the Lowlands Festival in 2017, in the Kleine Komedie, and in AFAS Live. In 2018, Hutak gave – with Femke Halsema, Jan Terlouw, Fresku, and others – lectures on freedom at colleges and universities throughout the Netherlands. On Liberation Day he gave the freedom lecture in Leeuwarden, the cultural capital of Europe for 2018. Hutak also works as a curator for various museums, including the Stedelijk Museum, and as a co-creator of their educational programs.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
At the beginning of the last century, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian, and other artists both acclaimed and unknown moved – for various reasons – to Paris, the art capital of the world. There, they learned to survive in a society that was becoming increasingly polarized, nationalistic, xenophobic, and anti-Semitic. This exhibition tells the story of these artists in a foreign country who, despite adverse conditions, had the courage to take art to new heights. The show is an incredible chance to see the work of the great modern masters in a new light, and to discover new artists.