2013 marked the 150th anniversary of the ending of slavery in the Netherlands.
With the exhibition ‘Black & White’ (Zwart & Wit), the Tropenmuseum has played a prominent role in commemorating and celebrating this event. The exhibition, curated by Prof. dr. Alex van Stipriaan, explores how black and white Dutch people have lived together over the past one and a half century, since the abolition of slavery in 1863 in the Netherlands. By asking thought provoking questions the Tropenmuseum invites visitors to engage in discussion, with each other and most profoundly with themselves. Black & White is more than simply an exhibition; it is a national project of thorough investigations.
Who is black and who is white? Who actually determines this?
And what does the slavery past have to do with this?
Burobraak was commissioned to execute both 3d and graphic design of the exhibition and its related events.
3D design was executed in collaboration with Geke Lensink.
Black & White can be seen until June 15th, 2014 in the Tropenmuseum’s Great Hall.
Photos Gertjan van Rooij (large overviews) en Arjan Braaksma (details)