Gallery talks — 13 Nov 2019
City poet Gershwin Bonevacia will take you on a tour through the exhibition and share his vision and invite you to discuss its most important themes and artworks.
At the beginning of the last century, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian and other acclaimed and unknown artists move – for various reasons – to Paris, the art capital of the world. They must learn to survive in a society that is increasingly polarized, nationalistic, xenophobic and anti-Semitic. This exhibition tells the story of artists in a foreign country who, despite adverse conditions, have 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, ánd to discover new artists.
ABOUT GERSHWIN BONEVACIA
Gershwin Bonevacia is a writer and city poet of Amsterdam. He writes poems and stories. In a philosophical but mostly poetic way he adresses topics such as sustainability, education but also Harry Potter. With his poems, he is able to put a smile and a tear on the faces of the people in the audience. As a poet and writer, Gershwin Bonevacia works together with organizations such as the Van Gogh Museum, the Erasmus University, NPO ( Dutch Foundation for Public Broadcasting) and TEDx.
In 2018 he debuted with his collection of poems called "Ik heb een fiets gekocht" (I bought a bike) and he got nominated as one of the most promising Dutch people up to 25 years old.