december, 2019

18dec(dec 18)00:0028feb(feb 28)00:00Mini exhibition Stuck: Silent poverty capturedWED 18 DEC till fri 31 janGenre:Exhibition

The mini-exhibition Stuck: silent poverty captured will open on Tuesday 17 December in the presence of its makers. Everyone is welcome in Juni Café in Het Nutshuis from 17.00 onwards. 

You´re living on a meagre pension and have to keep buying medical supplies that aren’t covered by your insurance. You´re an independent trader and suddenly find yourself unable to work anymore. You´re a single parent and your child becomes ill. The Netherlands may be a wealthy country, but poverty is just around the corner for many of its inhabitants. One more tiny, unforeseen incident, and financial hardship hits you in the face.

According to the Netherlands Institute for Social Research, the highest proportion of poverty in the Netherlands is found among the over-90s, children and migrants. Yara Jimmink, Nina Schollaardt and Louiza Charitonidou – three photographers in their graduation year at the Royal Academy of Art The Hague – focused on these three vulnerable groups and compiled a mini-expo entitled Stuck: silent poverty captured.

As well as the students’ photo project, Het Nutshuis is also showcasing an initiative supported by Fonds 1818. The project features pictures and narrative relating to De Paardenberg, a church hall-come-community centre in Transvaal, an area of the Hague where many residents live below the poverty line. This community centre, located in the Julianakerk church, is a popular meeting place for people, a place where countless impassioned volunteers offer a sympathetic ear, help with a whole range of problems and organise social activities. De Paardenberg doubles up as the main distribution centre for the foodbank in The Hague.


wednesday 18 december 0:00 - friday 28 february 0:00