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Hi I’m Francesca, a photographer based in Den Haag.

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  • The “Restricted Images” exhibition offers a new reading of the Australian colonial and indigenous history.
In the past 7 years Patrick Waterhouse worked in the Warlpiri area in central Australia. He took images of different communities and he built an extensive archive of colonial representations (photos, maps, flags). In 2015, he started a collaboration with local artists from the Warlukurlangu Art Center. 
The artists got to work with the material by applying the traditional Aboriginal technique of dot painting. 
Isn’t that wonderful?
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This exhibition will be there for you till this Sunday!
  • This sculpture, located in front of the Cathedral, is based on the classic novel ‘A Dog of Flanders’ by Ouida and it represents Nello and Patrasche.
Nello, an orphan poor boy, who lives with his grandfather, one day find and save from death Patrasche, an abandoned dog. They become true friends. 
After the death of his grandfather, having no place to stay and a huge passion for Rubens paintings, Nello wishes to go to the cathedral of Antwerp (to see Rubens' The Elevation of the Cross and The Descent of the Cross). Unfortunately the exhibition is not free and he's out of money.
On the night of Christmas Eve, he and Patrasche find the door of the church open. His dream become reality.
The next morning, the boy and his dog are found frozen to death, in each other’s arms, in front of one of the paintings. 
Despite the sad ending, this statue is a celebration of pure and unconditional friendship💛
  • Visiting the Do Ho Suh exhibition at @museumvoorlinden was so impressive. 
As an expat, I connect a lot with his vision: he is interested in the way in which we relate to the spaces in which we live and what it means feeling at home.
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This installation, the passage, is made of polyester fabric and stainless steel and it represents the components of different houses in which he has lived. 
The act of moving through them intends to impart a distinct emotional experience of crossing boundaries and moving between psychological states.
Feeling at home is an emotional concept and home is not only a structure of walls. Life is like a corridor and these in-between spaces symbolize the body’s mental journey, the moments between one destination to another.
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Since this is Do Ho Suh first exhibition in the Netherlands, make sure you see it. You have time until September 29!
https://francescamenghini.com/connecting-with-do-ho-suh/
  • Het lijkt in een schilderij te zitten💛
  • The Rijksmuseum has the most extensive art history library in the Netherlands. 
Items have been collected since 1885💛📚
  • Last weekend I had the chance to visit the Broken Nature Exhibition, at the XXII Triennale di Milano. 
The exhibition is focused on the ties between humans and nature.
I paid particular attention to this installation, called CAPSULA MUNDI.
It consists of an egg-shaped pod for the deceased. 
The body or ashes of the deceased are placed inside a container made from biodegradable material. The capsule is then inserted into the ground and a tree planted above it becomes a place for memory. 
In this way you can create a cycle that transfers life from humans to plants, removing the boundary between humans and their environment💛
https://francescamenghini.com/broken-nature-exhibition/
  • Duomo Sky Walk.
Favorite spot💛

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