Op de Vlucht (On the Run)
Migration is an ancient phenomenon that has shaped and transformed the world. People have always been on the run, driven by all kinds of motives. Today, the media has a strong and often negative influence on our image of refugees. The story of people leaving loved ones behind and crossing oceans in search of a better life is a complex one. In Op de Vlucht, artists involve spectators in the phenomenon of migration with work from various disciplines, from painting to interactive installation.
Attempt to get closer to the other
People are fleeing war, discrimination or economic malaise and the consequences of climate change. However, fleeing also takes place on a smaller scale, for various reasons, within different cultures and families. What do all these refugees share? What hopes, dreams and desires drive them? What should we do to better understand the refugees? How can we empathise with their experiences, even if they fall outside our frame of reference?
In Op de Vlucht, artists involve spectators in the phenomenon of migration with work from various disciplines, from painting to interactive installation. For example, the exhibition restricts the freedom of movement of visitors and evokes the experience of what it feels like to be held back by regulations, rules and fences. An examination of one's privilege as a step to get closer to the other.
The exhibition is inevitably about ourselves. Me and the other, me and the refugee. Me, the refugee.
Dates and times
|Thursday 21 September||12:00 - 18:00|
|Friday 22 September||12:00 - 18:00|
|Saturday 23 September||12:00 - 18:00|
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