UvA, Faculteit des Geesteswetenschappen P.C. Hoofthuis, Spuistraat 134, AMSTERDAM
September 18th - October 18th 2019
Architectoral model, September 18th, Lecture and visit Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
prof. dr. A.J.J. (Ton) Nijhuis, Dr. A.S. (Anna) Seidl, and prof.dr.I.E. (Irene) Zwiep, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Architectural model based on the Meir Elias Hospital, Baghdad - 2019
Since the late 1970s, artist Joseph Sassoon Semah has developed an encyclopedic artistic oeuvre. His research focuses on the relationship between Jewish identity and modernist art. Modernist art is based on exclusion principles. Sassoon Semah was one of the first artists to criticize these mechanisms in the Dutch context. He asks the simple question of what modernism looks like from a Jewish perspective. As a result, he has not only uncovered unknown layers in modern art but has also drawn attention to the destroyed intellectual climate of Baghdad before 1950.
The lecture is followed by private visit Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.