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Gallery talks — 4 Dec 2019

Visit this exhibition with spoken-word artist and poet Rachel Rumai, who will share her ideas and personal discoveries.

Museum ticket + €3,-
Museum Galleries
4 Dec 2019, 4 pm until 5 pm
Main language

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.

Having lived in three different countries and moved over 15 times, migration is a subject Rachel Rumai Diaz has used as a catalyst for her poetry. Did you know that currently migration, being one of the largest subjects of the twenty first century, has and will continue to influence the art world? Art does not just reflect the world, but also engages with it and has the power to win over broad audiences. Rachel Rumai Diaz will go in depth about how art plays a crucial role in transforming, redefining and breaking down the global phenomenon of migration and national borders.


Writer, poet and performance artist Rachel Rumai Diaz is a native foreigner who calls many countries her home. She paints eclectic images with words and uses the world as her canvas. She is fluent in English, Spanish, Dutch and Spanglish and intertwines these languages to create poetry that triggers imagination, emotions and understanding. Rachel is passionate about equality and sharing untold stories of the people around her. As a storyteller her goal is to build a dynamic bridge between Art and Activism to spread Artivism that touches on subjects like Intersectional Feminism, Colonialism, Identity and Diversity. Rachel is also co-founder of ‘La Raza’, a collective founded by Latinx female creatives in The Netherlands that attends to unite the Latinx community and create a platform for creatives to meet and represent the culture through art and activism.

Rachel Rumai Diaz
Rachel Rumai Diaz