De buitenexpo bevindt zich op het Mercatorplein, Amsterdam.
Please note: this event has already taken place
Who are you and who do you want to become? And what if you had to reinvent yourself? In A New Beginning, photographer Cigdem Yuksel works with young people who, after their flight to the Netherlands, go in search of their (new) identity. The young people express themselves with tattoos, poems, rap or Instagram posts. They look cool and tough, but they are also fragile. Together with Cigdem they started looking for a way to tell their story.
Cigdem asked them what they feel when they think back to their journey, when they think about their fears, nightmares, the loss of their parents. What image, shape and color do they envision? How would they portray that? But she also looks at their future with the young people. How do they see themselves, now and later? Where do they get strength and pleasure from?
It resulted in an outdoor exhibition and a series of multimedia stories (in Dutch).
This exhibition is made possible by Fonds Bijzondere Journalistieke Projecten, Fonds ZOZ, Free Press Unlimited, het Draagvlakactiviteitenfonds van VluchtelingenWerk Nederland, Atrium Den Haag and Movies that Matter.
Melkweg Expo is an exhibition space for contemporary photography and a platform for young artists, located in the heart of Amsterdam. With a focus on photography that explores identity, society and pop culture, the exhibition space is also known to occasionally place other forms of visual art alongside photography with conviction. Characterized by a distinctly playful and accessible approach, Melkweg Expo seeks to unveil high quality art – art that is innovative, engaging and inclusive.