Dignidad. Artists’ books by María Verónica San Martín
from 21 September 2019 to 5 January 2020
House of the book presents the exhibition ‘Dignidad’. Artists’ books by María Verónica San Martín from 21 September 2019 to 5 January 2020
Artists’ 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.
Coming soon: Offensive books?
20 October 2019 - 1 March 2020
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.
21 SEPT 2019 - 05 JAN 2020 ‘Dignidad’. Artists’ books by María Verónica San Martín
20 OCT 2019 - 1 MRCH 2020 Exhibition Offensive books?
31 JAN - 31 DEC 2019
Exhibition From lead to LED
01 JAN - 31 DEC 2019