The bricks that build a home

7 Dec – 10 Feb 2019   /   Exhibition@Migratie Museum

Nest i.c.w. het Migratie Museum

Quentley Barbara
Sara Blokland
Lebohang Kganye
Anaïs López
Amber Toorop

Guestcurator: Manon Braat

In the 21st century, more people than ever before are fleeing and migrating all over the world in search of security, freedom and better opportunities. The current debate on migration in Dutch politics is dominated by words such as ‘border control’ and ‘migration deals’ and ignores the complexity of the movement of the individual. More than half of the inhabitants of The Hague have a migration background. They have made The Hague their new home. What is the role of family, descent and family tree in shaping your identity and the feeling of being at home somewhere, even if you are far from home?

In their work, the artists of The bricks that build a home deal with migration, displacement, belonging and colonial history, which has contributed greatly to the current composition of the Dutch population. They often use personal family histories and stories to explore their own identity and their own ‘home’.

Opening 7 December 17:00 – 20:00 hours
Welcome speech 18:00 hours 

Opening hours exhibition:
Tuesday to Sunday
12:00 – 17:00

Hoge Zand 42
2512EM Den Haag

Quentley Barbara, Sara Blokland, Lebohang Kganye, Anaïs López & Amber Toorop


(Nederlands) Lezing Simone Zeefuik ‘A building made of people’

13 Jan 2019    15:00   /   Lezing@Nest

(Nederlands) Zondag 13 januari 2019 zal schrijver en organisator Simone Zeefuik met haar presentatie “A building made of people” spreken over belonging; de menselijke behoefte onderdeel te zijn van een groep of ‘groter geheel’. Net als thuis en identiteit staat dit concept centraal in de tentoonstelling The bricks that build a home, tot en met 20 januari 2019 te zien is in het Migratie Museum.


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