Papier Hier art exhibition
MOAM has collaborated with other disciplines in the past, including classical music (Het Concertbouw), film (EYE), photography (FOAM) and pop music (Paradiso). Therefore, an art exhibition with sustainability, diversity, accessibility, books and paper as central focus was only logical. CPNB, KB, Huis van het Boek and Letterenfonds are the co-initiators of the MOAM art exhibition – Paper Hier.
Creative platform MOAM selects a diverse number of artists (multidisciplinary – from painting to fashion design and from 3D art to photography), these artists will be linked to a well-known Dutch author: Abdelkader Benali, Mano Bouzamour, Yvette van Boven, Splinter Chabot, Paulien Cornelisse, Adriaan van Dis, Anna Enquist, Mylo Freeman, Tim Hofman, Herman Koch, Carry Slee, Thomas Olde Heuvelt, Paul van Loon, Heleen van Royen, Carry Slee, Barbara Stok and Esther Verhoef.
At the sustainable exhibition Paper Hier the connection between art and books is the central point of focus. MOAM, together with its partners Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), Nederlands Letterenfonds (Dutch Foundation for Literature), Stichting Collectieve Propaganda voor het Nederlandse Boek (CPNB) and Huis van het Boek (House of the Book), has made a selection of sixteen leading Dutch writers. The selection consists of a palette of iconic authors in all genres: from children’s books to literary novels or poetry, and from cookbooks to comic books and thrillers. The selection of young artists – all graduates of Dutch academies – is also a mix of disciplines; from fashion design to animation, from photography to 3D installation art and from interior design to illustration.
Each duo discusses the author’s oeuvre, his or her favourite books, Dutch literature and books in general. This conversation serves as a source of inspiration for the work, which they create with recycled paper, in complete artistic freedom. By researching materials and experimenting with paper, the participating artists discovered new methods and techniques, in which sustainability plays an important role. Knowledge expansion and talent development are also for this project the main goals.
The exhibition will open on Thursday November 26, 2020 at the KB, the national library in The Hague. The exhibition will be on display there for a month, after which it will travel through the country to several public libraries, ending in Amsterdam during the Boekenweek 2021 in March. There will be activities at all locations such as educational workshops, panel discussions, book readings and exclusive tours with and by the artists and writers.
Alissa + Nienke | Mik Bakker | Froukje de Boer | Gyatso Davids | Milan Faassen | Anne Kolbe | Christina de Korte | KUNRAD | Renee Mes | Noij | Fleur Peters | Constantijn Scholten | Carlijn Veurink | Loek Vugs | Fenna Wenselaar | Seok-Hyeon Yoon