From 14 January to 28 March 2019, Arti et Amicitiae will focus on Spain. With the expo Imagined Ideals we pay attention to the artists who chose the side of the Second Republic in the battle against Franco and his German and Italian trawlers. The posters, drawings and photographs give the visitor an impression of the way in which these artists have expressed their engagement. The base of the exhibition is the collection of art-loving Arti member Bart Gruson.
Opening: Monday 14th of January, 17 hrs.
At the opening, there will be a screening of Joris Ivens' classic Spanish Earth and a documentary from the Canadian director Peter Davis, named Digging the Spanish Earth: archaeology of a classic.
During the exhibition, we will organize three lectures: Hendrik Henrichs on Johan Brouwer, a Dutch Hispanic and member of the "kunstenaarsverzet (artist resistance) during WO II. Eric Storm on Pablo Picasso and Ignacio Zuloaga, Franco's painter. And Laura Stamp on the friend of Picasso, the metal worker and sculptor Julio González.
The program is in collaboration with Renée Hartog, chairman of the Sociëteitscommissie. Curator: Harald Schole