Short impression of visiting JR: Chronicles in the Groninger Museum in Groningen, The Netherlands — a major show of the work of the artist JR, organized by the Brooklyn Museum. Here focusing on the video wall of Inside Out projects, screening our short film Béguinage Refugees Into The Wild.
The exhibition is touring the world. First , the Brooklyn Museum in New York from October 4, 2019 – May 3, 2020. Next, the Saatchi Gallery in London from June – Oct 2021. And more recent the Groninger Museum in Holland (The Netherlands) from Nov 2021 untill June 2022 — filmed here June 2022. A promotional film with images of all these places was posted 20220107.
The show highlights JR’s global public participatory art project INSIDE OUT ( @insideoutproject ) .
A video wall is screening the Best of INSIDE OUT videos – including our film ‘Béguinage Refugees Into The Wild’ – a short documentary on the Inside Out project “Justice for Afghan refugees in Belgium”.
Our short film documents the Afghan refugees living in the Brussels Béguinage church , with music by Félix Snyers on the Béguinage church pipe organ, and their portrait’s (posters) by Chiara Ravano for the Inside Out project “Justice for Afghan refugees in Belgium” exhibition at Olivier Bonny’s workshop in Salon Mommen, Brussels, Belgium, March 2014. A Beguinage Project report by Kristen Cattell & Michel van der Burg.
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(Silent Film) The Amsterdam Jewish Quarter — Joodsche Wijk (dutch) | Juden Viertel (german) — was cordoned off by the Nazis and declared a Jewish ghetto, February 1941, during World War II. Source : Producer unknown | Sound & Vision (Open Images)
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Atelier Marcel Hastir 2020 | 20220805 | 1-memo•com | Sonja filming Michel filming Francine Legrand’s 1938 oil painting portrait Woman in Window by the Belgian painter, theosophist, resistance fighter Marcel Hastir (1906-2011) in his Brussels’ Atelier, Feb 2020.
Wonderful World of Simon Gronowski | 20220804 | Michel van der Burg | Miracles•Media | Behind the scenes Simon Gronowski & TINT theater — ttint•be — in Brussels’ Atelier Marcel Hastir , 2020. Canvas (Francine Legrand) Marcel Hastir
Cover image of the Hebrew edition על אנני לא מדברים – We don’t talk about Anny – by author Simone Korkus, published by Carmel , in a translation by Irish Bauman of the original Dutch book Het dienstmeisje van Degrelle (2017) .
Jul 22, 2022 , Israel. Book presentation this morning at Simone Korkus’ home, of the Hebrew edition על אנני לא מדברים – We don’t talk about Anny. Special event in honor of Hannah and Max Nadel, Henri and Madeleine Cornet, Elias and Hava Gnazik. Picture by Embassy of Belgium in Israel | Twitter
Anny (or Annie) is the war name – nom de guerre – of the Jewish Hannah Nadel who , during the Second World War, ends up as a maid in the Brussels house of the sister of Léon Degrelle — Belgium’s foremost Nazi collaborator — and in this way escapes the horrors of the persecution of the Jews. Simone Korkus brings this unlikely story to life, meets Hannah’s Belgian rescuers and shows how life in wartime contains many gray zones. While Simone Korkus reconstructs Hannah’s life in Brussels, she encounters family secrets and also runs into her own prejudices. For what is truth in the way we look at others and judge their behavior? And how does our memory distort traumas such as those after World War II?
Degrelle’s maid , has been published also in 2020 in a French edition La Servante de Degrelle.
Transport XX to Auschwitz | Viviane’s Story
Hannah Nadel-Gnazik is the daughter of Elias Gnazik who escaped from deportation with Transport XX to Auschwitz and helped jump Isabella Weinreb-Castegnier pregnant with Viviane who was born six months later – see e-book Viviane’s Story | Escape from Transport XX…Born 6 Months Later by Viviane Yarom-Castegnier & Michel van der Burg – With a Foreword by Simone Korkus | URL miracles•media/vivianesstory .
We don’t talk about Anny | Simone Korkus | 20220722 | miracles•media
JR: Chronicles | Groninger Closing | 20220612 | Michel van der Burg | 1-memo•com | JR: Chronicles closing today in dutch Groninger Museum, with our short documentary ‘Béguinage Refugees Into The Wild’ on the Inside Out project “Justice for Afghan refugees in Belgium” screening on video wall with the best of JR’s INSIDE OUT videos. More posted earlier dd 20220107. More on this visit to come soon.