Indication entrance fees
|- Adults||€ 11,-|
|- Kids||€ 11,-|
|- seniors / 65+||€ 11,-|
FROM / TO01/09/2017
LOCATIONFoam Museum of PhotographyFoam Fotografiemuseum
1017 DS Amsterdam
Though he is best known for his documentary photography of humanitarian issues, Gordon Parks was also a celebrated filmmaker, composer and author. His creativity emerged in many disciplines and brought him in contact with some of the most prominent figures of his era. Parks’ Café is an ode to this Renaissance Man and his enduring contribution to photography and beyond.
Under the guidance of RIGHTABOUTNOW INC, performers will infuse the exhibition galleries with poetry, movement, music and narration. Yahmani Blackman, Nina Lawina, Love Supreme and Linar Ogenia are some of the artists featured in Parks’ Café. Tour guides will be sharing stories about Parks and jazzy sounds at Foam will set the mood.
DJ Love Supreme at the opening of Gordon Parks – I Am You, 2017 © Daniel Lewensztain
ABOUT RIGHTABOUTNOW INC.
Founded by Marjorie Boston and Maarten van Hinte, RIGHTABOUTNOW INC. is an urban performance art centre that showcases and supports emerging artists from various (sub)cultures and disciplines, including music, contemporary art, dance and theatre. RIGHTABOUTNOW INC. has presented work by major African-American writers and icons like Ralph Ellison (Diggydotcom 2001), The Last Poets (The Last Poets 2010), Susan Lori Parks (Topdog Underdog 2011) and Nina Simone (Nina Simone (A) live 2012/2015).
ABOUT YAHMANI BLACKMAN
The expressive actress Yahmani Blackman works as poet, theater maker, presenter and performer inside and outside the creative context. As a striking new voice in Amsterdam’s performing arts scene, she found her vocation at the theaterschool Zuid-Oost, collaborating with the Poetry Circle, Lost Project, Read My World, Afrovibes and SLAA.
ABOUT LINAR OGENIA
Performer and theater maker Linar Ogenia mixes intuitive and physical-style salsa with breakdance and martial arts. In 2007 he graduated from the Mime school of the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Amsterdam and won the Hollandse Nieuwe Theatermakers prize with theatre group Orange Guinea Pigs.
ABOUT NINA LAWINA/MONIQUE VAN HINTE
Nina Lawina / Monique van Hinte is performer, maker and visual artist. Nina studied at the Mime school of the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Amsterdam and won the mime incentive prize of the AFK in 1991. She teaches at ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Arnhem and Zwolle, where she was nominated as Master of Theater Practices.
ABOUT DJ LOVE SUPREME
Love Supreme started out as a hip-hop DJ known for his bold style and sets. Over the years he also brought funk, jazz, reggae and various African influences to his repertoire. As a music connoisseur, Supreme is also actively involved in theoretical and historical discussions of the genre.
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