/ Language is the only homeland

opening saturday september 8, 17.00 hrs

Exhibition, 8 September - 11 November 2018

Parastou Forouhar
Newell Harry
Marcel Pinas
Moffat Takadiwa
Judith Westerveld
Tintin Wulia 

Guestcurator: Manon Braat
Language expert: Simone Zeefuik

Language is the only homeland is an exhibition about the relationship between language and cultural identity. The title is a quotation from the Polish writer Czeslaw Milosz (1911-2004), which means that language, perhaps even more so than geographical location, has the ability to make someone feel at home somewhere. What does the language that someone speaks say about someone's identity? Does the language a person speaks determine the way that person interprets the world around them? Language is the only homeland examines the social, cultural and political implications of language - language that someone chooses to speak, is forced to speak or is unable to speak.

The artists look at contemporary traces of colonial domination and globalization and migration in relation to the (loss or retention of) language and cultural identity. 

Opening: saturday september 8, 2018

Openinghours exhibition:
thu and fri 14.00 - 20.00 hrs
sat and sun 14.00 - 18.00 hrs
And on appointment

DCR Pleinfestival

DCR Pleinfestival

On and around the De Constant Rebecqueplein there will be a party on September 8th! After the success of the first edition last year, the venues, organisations and makers of the Haagse Energiekwartier will once again open their doors to all interested people. Come to the DCR Pleinfestival to see what's going on at our cultural hotspot! 

Nest, Zaal 3, CLOUD At Danslab, Studio Loos, T Gras v/d Buren, De Electriciteitsfabriek, We Are Public, Satellietgroep and the independent creators of creative hotspot DCR The Hague offer an interesting programme of workshops, guided tours and performances in the field of theatre, visual arts, music and dance on September 8th. There is an extensive program with free workshops for children and adults and at regular intervals a trip through the building can be made along the studios. 

For more information and the full programme, please visit facebook.com/dcrdenhaag.

At 18.00 hrs Language is the only homeland will be officially opened at Nest.

Opening hours:
15.00 - 21.00 hrs
Admission free

Philosophy by GrĂ¢ce Ndjako

Lecture by Grâce Ndjako

Filosofie in Den Haag and Nest invited writer and philosopher Grâce Ndjako for a lecture due to the exhibition ‘Language is the only homeland’. Grâce Ndjako studied in Amsterdam and Paris.  She wrote her thesis about the conditions of possibility of an original African philosophy. Some post-colonial philosophers want to liberate philosophical thinking from Western influences, but inspire their theories on Western philosophers to do so. Grâce Ndjako seeks other ways. Currently she organizes master classes in African philosophy together with the National Institute of Dutch Slavery Past and Erfenis (NiNsee). In her lecture she delves deeper into the relationship between language and cultural identity. 


Date: Thursday 27 September 2018.
Time: 20.00 to 21.30 hrs
Costs: € 8.00
The lecture is in Dutch

Marcel Pinas

Newell Harry

Moffat Takadiwa

Parastou Forouhar