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Gallery talks — 20 Jun 2018

In conjunction with the exhibition The Djaya Brothers: Revolusi in the Stedelijk (9 June – 2 September 2018), the museum organizes a Gallery Talk by Kerstin Winking, the guest curator of the exhibition.
€3,- (excl. entrance ticket)
Meeting point in the entrance hall, tour through the exhibition galleries
20 Jun 2018, 4 pm until 5 pm
Main language

The exhibition is the outcome of substantial research into the work of the Indonesian Djaya brothers in the collection of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. The several layers of meaning in the oeuvre of the Djayas invite the exhibition visitors to question the Dutch colonial past and the Indonesian answer to it. In this Gallery Talk, exhibition curator Kerstin Winking will reveal some of the more obscure layers in the body of work of these revolutionary Indonesian artists and share the stories and rumors surrounding it. We will talk about the Djayas’ ‘secret mission’ in the Netherlands at the time of the Indonesian revolution (1945-1949), their passion for myths and traditional performance, and their relationships with Dutch and Indonesian intellectuals.


Kerstin Winking is an independent curator and researcher based in Amsterdam. Kerstin’s work focuses on artistic practices that explore geopolitical relationships, and is informed by critical theory and postcolonial discourse. Her areas of research include primitivism in modern and contemporary art and colonial power structures in relation to institutional exhibitions. She is particularly interested in the potential of art as an emancipatory strategy, and researches and experiments with the ways in which exhibitions convey knowledge. Kerstin holds a BA in Art History and a Cultural Analysis research MA from the University of Amsterdam. Her work at the Stedelijk Museum includes research and exhibition projects such as Africa Reflected (2010), Project 1975 (2011-2012), and Global Collaborations (2013-2015). More information can be found on her website.