(Dutch and English)
The Mauritshuis owes its name to the founder of the building: Johan Maurits, Count of Nassau-Siegen (1604-1679). The Royal Picture Gallery has been established there since 1822. The count plays an important role in the museum because of its significance for art, architecture and science. But Johan Maurits' life story is also interwoven with the colonial history of Dutch-Brazil and the transatlantic slave trade.
In the exhibition Shifting Image - in search of Johan Maurits (4 April - 7 July 2019), the history of Johan Maurits and Dutch-Brazil was viewed from different perspectives. We invited a group of 46 authors to contribute exhibition texts, with the result that each work was accompanied by four to six short texts. Together they give a rich picture of the ways in which you can look at the artworks - all from the permanent collection of the Mauritshuis - and the related histories. This book is a bundle of these texts especially written for Shifting Image.
Title: Bewogen Beeld - op zoek naar Johan Maurits / Shifting Image - In Search of Johan Maurits
Authors: Edmund Abaka, Ernst van den Boogaart, Rebecca Parker Brienen, Susan Broomhall, Quentin Buvelot, Maria Regina Celestino de Almeida, Audra Diptee, Reinildis van Ditzhuyzen, Frits Duparc, Piet Emmer, Karwan Fatah-Black, Mariana de Campos Françozo, Jacqueline Van Gent, Emilie Gordenker, Jeroen Goud, Michiel van Groesen, Julie Berger Hochstrasser, Marika Keblusek, Nico Koedam, Elmer Kolfin, Ad Leerintveld, Ashaki Leito, Junadry Leocaria, Imara Limon, Wayne Modest, Tom van der Molen, Carolina Monteiro, Erik Odegard, Zihni Özdil, Kalina Vanderlei Paiva da Silva, Mark Ponte, Carol Pottasch, Mireia Alcantara Rodriguez, Frits Scholten, Esther Schreuder, Valika Smeulders, Daniel de Souza Leão Vieira, Benjamin Teensma, Dante Martins Teixeira, Abbie Vandivere, Felipe Vander Velden, Lea van der Vinde, Valentina Vlašić, Gloria Wekker, Shahaila Winklaar, Simone Zeefuik
Year of publication: 2019
Publisher: Mauritshuis / Waanders Uitgevers
Language: Dutch and English (bilingual)
Number of pages: 128
Format: 24 x 17 cm
Binding method: paperback