SIB gladly announces the return of the Cultural Society! For the upcoming Society week, we have an exciting visit planned to the Eye Filmmuseum. This important cultural hotspot for cinematic art is located on the northern bank of the IJ river, across the central station.
The group will receive a one hour guided tour through the latest visual exhibition ‘Children’s Games’ from the Belgian-Mexican artist Francis Alÿs:
‘Alÿs is primarily known for his playful videos that are both engaged and poetic. These imaginative and rich observations of daily life are set in sometimes politically-charged moments and places. A big spatial installation at Eye provides the setting for his impressive series Children’s Games; a collection of short videos of children playing together in different conflict zones. We see the harsh conditions in which the children sometimes live. We are drawn into an extended moment in their lives. Despite the sometimes wretched conditions of war and poverty, the overarching mood among the children is bright and cheerful, even optimistic.’
Entry to the museum and the guided tour will only cost 6 euro’s. Signing up to the event can be done through the link at the ticket button:
15:45: Gather at the Eye Filmmuseum (IJpromenade 1)
16:00: Start of the guided tour (English)
17:00: Time to roam the main collection or have a drink in the café.
Hope to see you there!