As a part of this year’s 5 Dutch Days 5 Boroughs’ HOME
LAND %u2013 Contemporary Dutch Art @ Historic Sites, the Old Stone House presents an exhibit by Amsterdam-based artists Persijn Broersen and Margit Lukács exploring the changing notions of cultural and familial ties through their multimedia installation, “Heart is where the Home is.”
“The Broersen Family,” a 20-minute, 4-channel video, begins as an upbeat profile of a tightly-knit Dutch family that has lived on the same land in Nieuwe Niedorp, a village of approximately 3,000 people located just north of Amsterdam, for several generations. In addition to the video installation, the artists will display quotes on panels marking various responses to local banking mogul Dirk Scheringa’s bankruptcy.
On view in the Old Stone House in Park Slope, Brooklyn, the exhibition evokes the struggles of settlers in New Amsterdam to maintain traditions while building a new life in a foreign land.
There will be an artist & curator talk, November 12 from 3-4 p.m. and a cocktail party, November 14 from 7-9 p.m. Viewers will be able to reflect their own ideas on the topic on panels included in the exhibition.
Suggested donation is $3. The Old Stone House is located at 336 Third Street between Fourth & Fifth avenues in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn.
For more, call 718-768-3195 or go to www.oldstonhouse.org.
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