“China, China
Calling out to history
Is that the way it will always be?” – Red Rockers 

 Still from documentary series Door het Hart van China (2018), courtesy Ruben Terlou

Join us for China Now! on 14 June at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam.

In recent years, the Netherlands and China have strengthened ties in various areas, including arts and culture. More and more artists and designers from the Netherlands work in or with China.

DutchCulture has invited documentary maker and photographer Ruben Terlou (Langs de Oevers van de Yangtze, 2016, Door het Hart van China, 2018) to meet with Meiya Lin, (Artist, Rijksakademie alumnus), Annemies Broekgaarden (Head of Public & Education Rijksmuseum), Koen van der Heijden (Mime performer, “The Place to Be”). Amy Ho, Senior Manager at the Leisure and Cultural Services Department in Hong Kong SAR, will also join us in to introduce the West Kowloon Cultural District, among other exciting new developments in the art and culture scene of Hong Kong.

Together with the audience, they reflect on Sino-Dutch cultural exchanges from a broader social perspective and address topics like youth and education, tradition and innovation. A key condition for successful collaboration for artists, designers, cultural institutions and companies is to understand the cultural differences between our countries and to be able to cope with them. Especially in the rapidly changing modern China, who’s scale, history and social codes differ from ours largely, it is paramount to operate sensibly.

Date: Thursday 14 June 2018
Time: 20:00-22:00 hrs
Language: English
Location: Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, Amsterdam
Entrance is free of charge, please register here