05/08/2014

Signs of Solidarity, The Exhibition

Events / By ZAM

It started with a handful of activists, it turned into one of the biggest solidarity movements The Netherlands ever had. An initial affinity with the South African Boers turned into a massive engagement with the black majority. ‘Signs of Solidarity- The Exhibition’ is a moving account of 30 years of protest and debate, boycott and friendship. Experience the mood and militancy of those days, participate in a journey into the do’s and don’ts of international solidarity. Discover perspectives on solidarity with today’s struggles against injustice.

‘Signs of Solidarity’, a ZAM project, has the (financial) support of the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Pretoria, the South African Embassy in The Hague and the International Institute for Social History (ISSG). Curator: Paul Faber. Design: Dave Hoop.

When and where
2 Editions of ‘Signs of Solidarity’ tour South Africa and The Netherlands.

South Africa

Future and ongoing displays:

14 – 18 September 2017 | Re-envisioning CASA, a five-day event at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg

Past displays:

1- 30 September 2015 |King Shaka international Airport Durban
1 -30 August 2015 | University of Free State, Bloemfontein
28 March – 11 April 2015 | KKNK festival, Oudtshoorn
13 March - 27 March 2015 | University of the Western Cape, Cape Town
10 February - 11 March 2015 | Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town
7 – 11 December 2014 | Cape Town, Convention Centre, 4th UNI Conference, more information here.
29 October - 5 December 2014 | Pretoria, Lounge of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation. Official opening at 21 November 2014. Speakers Director General Ambassador R.S. Molekane and Dutch Ambassador Marisa Gerards.
3 – 30 October 2014 | Pretoria, Freedom Park
1 – 30 September 2014 | Johannesburg, University of the Witwatersrand

The Netherlands

Future and ongoing displays

Past displays

8 - 10 April 2016 | Afrikaanse Kultuurfees, location Compagnietheater in Amsterdam
11 July - 9 August 2015 | Kwaku summer festival, Amsterdam
18 May - 28 May 2015 | Windesheim University, Zwolle
7 - 28 April 2015 | Centre Ceramique Maastricht
26 February - 31 March 2015 | Zwolle municipality
30 January - 13 February 2015 | Culemborg municipality
10 November 2014 – 4 January 2015 | The Hague, Museon
27 October – 7 November 2014 | Leiden, Openbare Bibliotheek. The official opening was on 28 October, 6:30 PM. Lecture on Nelson Mandela by Ineke van Kessel: 30 October, 7:30 PM.
13 October – 24 October 2014 | Culemborg municipality
29 September – 10 October 2014 | Wageningen University

Wanna know more?
Archives. The International Institute for Social History in Amsterdam is host of the archives of the Dutch Anti Apartheid Movement.
Essay. Bart Luirink: Selfiedarity. Terms of engagement.
Film. South African visual activist Zanele Muholi attended the Homage to Nelson Mandela in Amsterdam and made her own video report.
TV report. Broadcast of Dutch television programme Andere Tijden about Operation Vula (Dutch). Watch here.
TV report. A moving portrait of Conny Braam, leader of the Anti-Apartheidsbeweging Nederland (AABN), by  broadcaster VPRO in the week before the release of Nelson Mandela in 1990. Watch here.
TV report. An homage to Nelson Mandela, Amsterdam, 15 December 2014.

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