humans of the oude kerk

26 April 2018

Jacob Beeldsnyder and Ida Pierson-Oyens lived in Amsterdam more than two centurie sago. They were buried in the Oude Kerk. On Thursday April 26 Gijs Stork tells the life-story of his great-great-great-grandmother en Jennifer Tosch takes you along in the story of the only enslaved person buried in the church. Two personal impressions of people who left their traces in our city. Where did they come from? Who did they leave behind? And how come we still know who they are?

The event is a response to the exhibition NA by Christian Boltanski which is on show until April 29 in the Oude Kerk. The exhibition addresses our collective memories and their individual impact. Boltanski emphasises in his work those who came before us and the way in which we remember them. Does only the name remain? Or more?

Entrance free for Friends of the Oude Kerk and neighbourhood residents.

humans of the oude kerk
26 April, 16.00 – 17.00
oude kerk, oudekerksplein (red light district), amsterdam
ticket: €10 (Museumcard, Oude Kerk Benefactors, ICOM card, I amsterdam City Card and stadspas have free admittance)