During Come Closer #4 on 20 April we are commemorating the musician, poet, author and philosopher Sun Ra (1914–1993), who gave history a highly idiosyncratic twist and thus created a new mythology for the future. Architect Arna Mačkić, whose thinking and methodology has been shaped by Sun Ra, introduces you to his inspirational body of thought.
Come Closer #3 is the fourth and last in a series of intimate ceremonies. The evenings bring you closer to Christian Boltanski’s ideas in his exhibition NA – ‘After’ – and probes the themes in his work, such as transience and personal mythologization, in greater depth. How do we remember and how can we forget? How can you shape your legacy? And can you revive something or someone? These are the pivotal questions during several mythical memorial ceremonies in February, March and April 2018. We pay particular attention to people and movements that deserve our attention, but have not necessarily gained a place in the collective cultural memory. The evenings are put together in association with various artists, designers and thinkers. The performative programme is loosely based on the format of a memorial service – after which there will be time to have a drink and mingle.
come closer #4: dive into the future
20 April 2018, 18:00–19;00 (doors open at 17:45)
tickets: €10.00 (free entrance with Museumkaart, Friends of the Oude Kerk, ICOM, I amsterdam City Card)
Come Closer is the public programme associated with the exhibition NA by Christian Boltanski. This exhibition is supported by the Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, BankGiro Loterij Fonds, Fonds 21 ,Gravin van Bylandt Stichting, Jemi Bloemenwinkel, Stichting Gifted Art and Stichting Zabawas.