Screening & Talk Maurits Script
Film screening followed by a conversation between Wendelien van Oldenborgh and Christian Nyampeta at Casco (Nieuwekade 213-215, Utrecht),
It’s our great pleasure to invite you to the screening of Maurits Script (67 min, single channel version), a film by artist Wendelien van Oldenborgh, produced by Casco in 2006. The screening takes place in the context of Slavery - contemporary arts incorporated?, an exhibition organized by gallery SANAA in Utrecht in commemoration of the abolition of slavery by the Netherlands 150 years ago. The gallery is dedicated to promoting works by artists from African and Caribbean countries. The screening is followed by a conversation between Van Oldenborgh and London-based, Rwandan-Dutch artist Christian Nyampeta, whose first major exhibition in the Netherlands, How to Live Together, opens at Casco a week after the event.
About the film
Maurits Script was recorded in one day during a live public event in the Golden Hall of the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague. The museum is located in a city palace Johan Maurits van Nassau had built during his time in Brazil (1637-1644). The work of Van Oldenborgh is based on a study of this period and intertwines official history with unofficial stories. Paradoxes and inner conflicts are discussed from different points of view. The work also brings the legacy of colonial history into a contemporary image of society.
Slavery - contemporary arts incorporated? is on view at SANAA (Jansdam 2, Utrecht) through 5 October 2013. More information at www.galerieSANAA.nl.