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Invitation – May 16 – Press Preview

WELKOM TODAY - Ad van Denderen, Lebohang Tlali and many more

On behalf of the press office of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam we are pleased to invite you to the press preview of Welkom Today – Ad van Denderen, Lebohang Tlali and many more on Thursday May 16th 2019.

25 years after Nelson Mandela was elected president, Van Denderen and Tlali present a critical sequel to the highly-praised photo book Welkom in Suid-Afrika (1991) in which van Denderen chronicled apartheid’s final days in the gold mining town of Welkom. Welkom Today combines old and new photos by Van Denderen and Tlali with photos taken by students, family albums, newspaper archives and stories by writer Margalith Kleijwegt. The exhibition is part of a multivocal photography project produced by Paradox, including a book, travelling exhibition and educational programme.

The Stedelijk will also host a press preview of their exhibition Walid Raad – Let’s be honest, the weather helped.


9.30 uur      Entry via the main entrance, reception in the Zadelhoff Café
9.45 uur      Word of welcome by Jan Willem Sieburgh (interim director) and introductions by Hripsimé Visser             (curator Walid Raad) and Anne Ruygt (guest curator Welkom Today)
10.00 uur    Opportunity to view the exhibitions and tour of Let’s be honest, the weather helped by Walid Raad
11.30 uur    Opportunity for interviews
12.00 uur    End of press preview

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Image: Ad van Denderen, Land occupation on former Harmony mine site, Welkom, 2018

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