Events — 27 Oct 2019

The last stop of the exhibition Chagall, Picasso, Mondrian and others: Migrant Artists in Paris is the Salon. Here you can share your personal story. 

In the exhibition 'Chagall, Picasso, Mondrian and others: Migrant Artists in Paris'
27 Oct 2019, 2 pm until 4 pm
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As you enter the Salon, you’ll find a single-question form. The questions you’re asked are personal and poetic. You’re welcome to talk about your answers with other visitors, or put down the answer for yourself in words or maybe in a drawing.

In designing the public program that complements the exhibition, the Stedelijk Museum collaborated with rapper and writer Massih Hutak. His work explores stories of hope, love and struggle. Not always upbeat, but always honest and vulnerable. The Salon is Massih’s idea, a place where people can tell their stories.

Every month, the Salon zooms in on a different question. The Stedelijk gathers all these answers and hangs them on the wall as inspiration for the four Salon artists: Gershwin Bonevacia, Massih Hutak, Rachel Rumai and Ikram El Messaoudi. These questions and answers are also featured in the exhibition’s audio tour. At the end of each month, the artists stage an intervention—the Salon session—inspired by the answers people gave.

Is where you live also who you are?

Gershwin Bonevacia, the City Poet of Amsterdam, writes poems and stories. His Salon session focuses on talking with the audience. Gershwin will formulate propositions and organize a debate based on people’s responses to his question. The afternoon session begins at 2 PM & at 3 PM.

Make sure to book a ticket, as seats are limited!

Gershwin Bonevacia
Gershwin Bonevacia