Exhibitions coming soon
EXHIBITIONS COMING SOON
The House of the Book presents ‘Offensive books?’ from 20 October 2019 until 1 March 2020The House of the Book will present the exhibition ‘Offensive books?’ from 20 October 2019 until 1 March 2020. The exhibition is about books which have fallen out of favour or, have become taboo because of a changing Zeitgeist and more progressive perceptions. Who today would read Oki en Doki bij de negers, or Kuifje in Afrika to their children? The same applies to books in which Jewish children or ‘heathens’ in Africa are converted to Christianity. Attention is also given to political propaganda during World War II, much of which was in the form of children’s books. They are mainly books which were printed and distributed in large numbers and, which consciously or unconsciously, influenced readers’ ideas about their fellow human beings. These ‘offensive’ books sometimes touch on surprisingly contemporary themes, such as racism, sexism and anti-Semitism.
House of the book presents the exhibition ‘Dignidad’. Artists’ books by María Verónica San Martín from 21 September 2019 to 5 January 2020Artists’ books, an installation and a performance. These works can see seen in the exhibition ‘Dignidad’ by multidisciplinary Chilean (book) artist María Verónica San Martín (born 1981). Her work shows a passionate involvement with the recent political past of her native country Chile. The years of the dictatorship of Pinochet (1973-1990) and its long lasting effects on present day society play a prominent role in her work. San Martin’s moving artists’ books are in the collections of a number of leading museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Memory and Human Rights in Santiago, Chile. This is her first exhibition in Europe.