Stories from Nieuw-West: Afropean
On Monday 7 December, Pakhuis de Zwijger presents an online story night inspired by the exhibition Afropean Express: Travels in Black Europe, in cooperation with Foam.

Please note: this event will be held in Dutch.

During the online programme, Jörgen Tjon A Fong will go into conversation with photographer Johny Pitts, district chairman of Amsterdam West Fenna Ulichki, storyteller Fouad Lakbir and artist Angela Tellier. They will share their stories and experiences inspired by the exhibition Afropean Express: Travels in Black Europe that is currently on show at Mercatorplein.

Johny Pitts examines the life of black communities, travelling across Europe. In search of the 'Afropean' identity, he went across the continent travelling from London to Paris, via Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin, Stockholm, Moscow, Rome, Marseille, Madrid, and Lisbon sketching an underexposed story about the continent in words and images.

Galerie Mercatorplein 2020 © Photo: Christian van der Kooy.

For this year's edition of Gallery Mercatorplein, Foam collaborated with the Nieuw Amsterdam Academie. The Nieuw Amsterdam Academie wants to make youngsters from Amsterdam Nieuw-West more aware of their personal development, their neighbourhood, and the active role that they could take on within their neighbourhood. In collaboration with curator Kim Knoppers and photographer Angela Tellier, Pien, Soumaya, Rieke, Jochem and Kristen made a selection out of the works of photographer Johny Pitts. These works are presented in Gallery Mercatorplein 2020.

-> The online event will take place on 7 December. Click here to reserve your free ticket.

Gallery Mercatorplein 2020 is made possible thanks to the City of Amsterdam, District West.

The exhibition takes place on the occasion of Forum on European Culture 2020, initiated by Dutch Culture and De Balie

Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, City of Amsterdam, Foam Members, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.

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Stories from Nieuw-West: Afropean