KIMSOOJA AT THE MUSEUM HET VALKHOF, NIJMEGEN, NETHERLANDS

MOVING STORIES, 10 FEB - 29 MAY 2022

Installation Kimsooja at the Museum het Valkhof, © Willem Melssen

This group exhibition explores the reasons for leaving home, creating a parallelism between the migrants of the 21st century and the ones of two thousand years ago. The Limes, the Roman border in the province of Lower Germania, is the trigger of this project. 

© Flip Franssen

© Flip Franssen

© Flip Franssen

Homeland is not a topographically definable place, but a state of consciousness and belonging

- Kimsooja

The show creates a bond between archeology and contemporary art. Gathering around 60 archaeological objects alongside the works of invited contemporary artists such as Kimsooja, Otobong Nkanga, Mounira Al Solh, Dineo Seshee Bopape Bouchra Khalili, Jennifer Tee, Antonis Pittas, Susanne Khalil Yusef, Ni Haifeng, Tudor Bratu, Narges Mohammadi, Nicoline van Harskamp, Patricia Kaersenhout and Mayra Sérgio, ‘Moving Stories’ presents the stories of people and cultures, traditions and objects that departure from their home of origin.

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