What’s Going On? A soundtrack of the revolution

Martin Luther King Jr

What’s Going On? A soundtrack of the revolution

19:00 - 21:00

Hearing night with Frank de Munnik

From Woody Guthrie's Dust Bowl Ballads to What's Going On by Marvin Gaye. From James Brown's Say It Loud, I'm Black and Proud to Shipbuilding by Elvis Costello. Frank de Munnik interprets the 20th century as a story of protest and countermovement. A Hearing night where history, politics and music come together.

For this Hearing night Frank de Munnik was inspired by the Do It Yourself archive within the Er was eens… de collectie nu exhibition. The artworks that are on display represent the era of 1965 - 1985. At this very moment artists explore the influence of the counterculture that developed itself as of 1968. Drop-out's, Punk, feminism en gay rights activists didn't only leave their mark on esthetics, but also on the ethics of art. This caused the birth of new forms of distribution and participation. Prints, objects in limited numbers, artist's journals, posters, picture slides, videowork, vinyl records and soundtapes have been brought together in a depot. The depot can be accessed by the vistors, so that they can put together audiovisual presentations by themselves. All in the mindset of the Do It Yourself attitude the era is so well-known for.

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The attendancefee for the Hearing night is € 15. This fee is to be paid after registering, at the counter of the museumshop on the day of the event. The location of the event is the auditorium of the Van Abbemuseum.