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Framer Framed

Burning Museum, Straatpraatjies: Remember to Onthou (2016)

12 Sep 2016 – 20:00

Re(as)sisting Narratives in context

Date September 10, 2016 Time 20:00 ~ 22:00 Entry Free Location Framer Framed at the Tolhuistuin IJpromenade 2 1031 CC Amsterdam Route Framer Framed at Tolhuistuin can be reached from Amsterdam Centraal Station with the ferry ‘Buiksloterweg’. The exhibition space is located on the first floor, next to restaurant THT.

An interactive conversation in the context of exhibition Re(as)sisting Narratives. With curator Chandra Frank, participating artist Judith Westerveld, and moderator Jennifer Tosch. The focus will be on the broader ideas behind the exhibition, the shared colonial relationship between South Africa and the Netherlands, and how to address whiteness in the making of art and exhibition-making in general.

On the speakers:

Chandra Frank (Dutch/South African) is an independent curator based in London and Amsterdam. She holds an MPhil in African Studies from the University of Cape Town and is currently a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her work is focused on the Black, Migrant and Refugee women’s movement in the Netherlands during the 1980s. In her curatorial practice, Frank is interested in uncovering hidden queer stories, refiguring the archive and thinking towards decolonial and queer modes of research, curating and healing. 

Judith Westerveld is an artist who grew up both in The Netherlands and South Africa. She studied fine arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (2011), followed by the Master Artistic Research at the University of Amsterdam (2013). In her art practice Westerveld researches the relation between the archive, the voice and the narrative, probing who is heard and seen, remembered and historicized. 

Jennifer Tosch is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and currently resides in Amsterdam, Netherlands (NL), working on a dual Masters in Heritage and Memory Studies at the University of Amsterdam. In 2013, she founded Black Heritage Tours Amsterdam, recently expanded to Black Heritage Tours New York State.

South Africa / Shared Heritage / Colonial history /


Exhibition: Re(as)sisting Narratives

Exploring lingering legacies of colonialism between South Africa and the Netherlands through engaging with contemporary artists from both countries


Jennifer Tosch


Judith Westerveld


Chandra Frank

Curator and PhD Candidate