On view from 4 June to 28 November 2021 in the Jewish Historical Museum: Forget & Remember by the exceptional artist duo Gil & Moti. They developed this exhibition, in which their family histories take central stage, especially for the JHM. Using the stories of Gil's father and Moti's mother, the artists explore the relationship between personal, subjective memories and the collective memory. Please note: this exhibition includes an audio tour. Please bring your own headphones or purchase headphones at the museum. The exhibition In Forget & Remember the visitor is introduced to the stories of ánd about the protagonists of the exhibition: Gil's father and Moti's mother. The exhibition is built around their very different collections: Gil's father has a collection of everyday objects that he either uses himself or has found on the street. Moti's mother's collection consists of paintings by famous Israeli immigrant artists from the 1930-1970s. Gil & Moti developed a special audio tour for the exhibition that connects the personal side, that of their own Jewish family background and migration history, with contemporary Israeli themes. In this, they experiment with existing presentation methods of historical museums. They've also made a series of videos showing intimate video conversations between the artists and their parents.
Put on your VR headset and take a magical trip with Eden to find out what the Golden Rule is all about. A guide to life that has existed for thousands of years and is found in cultures throughout the world: ‘Don’t do anything to other people that you wouldn’t want them to do to you.’ Sounds simple, but is it really that easy to stick to this rule? In a series of unique encounters with the wise teacher Hillel, the Bedouin girl Mahara, a talking wolf and Robbie the Robot you can discover how to treat other people better, and world around you. Eden and the Golden Rule is a virtual-reality experience for young and old, for everyone willing to see the world through a VR headset. About the maker: Abner Preis Eden and the Golden Rule is devised by VR artist and storyteller Abner Preis. In 2019, Abner Preis won a Gouden Leeuw jury prize for the best international media project on Cinekid. Children’s author Bibi Dumon Tak helped write the text. She has won various prizes with her books, including a Gouden Griffel and Theo Thijssen prize for children’s and young adult literature. For the Children’s Museum, she wrote ‘Mijn huis, jouw huis’, a poetry collection illustrated by Fiep Westendorp.
Seret International, an Israeli film and television festival has been around since 2015. It will premiere in four locations across the Netherlands. Taking on a comparatively larger pool of talent than their first two years, the film festival will be showcasing internationally acclaimed Israeli filmmakers, including both feature films and documentaries. Seret International will be screening for 5 days at the Amstelveen and Rialto cinemas in Amsterdam, the Lumière in Maastricht and the Louis Hartlooper Complex in Utrecht. The event has flourished since its inception two years ago. If you're travelling in Amsterdam during the month of November, be sure to check for the festival’s details and stay up to date!