[2012-02-09] DUJAT Meets & Drinks

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  • Date:                  Thursday, February 9, 2012
  • Time:                 17:30hrs – 19:00hrs
  • Venue:              Huis Marseille
  • Address:           Keizersgracht 401, 1016 EK  Amsterdam
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  • Admission:     Free of Charge

This time, we are organizing our Meets & Drinks at Huis Marseille, Amsterdam’s most prominent museum of photography. This was a kind invitation of Mr. Wannes Ketelaars, General Manager of Huis Marseille.  During the Meets & Drinks, you can also enjoy a special exhibition titled “Natural Stories” by the well known Japanese photographer Naoya Hatakeyama, who photographed after the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and the destruction that this cataclysmic wall of water brought about in his own birthplace, Rikuzentakada-shi in Iwate-prefecture.

This time we invited our new member, Mr. Jaron Borensztajn, Chairman of Stichting Felix Tikotin Foundation as a speaker to tell you about the life and work of Felix Tikotin (photo, 1893-1986) who was his grandfather.

Felix Tikotin was a Jewish art dealer in Japanese art who was born in Germany. He travelled to Japan by Trans Siberia Express in the 1920s. He organised numerous exhibitions on Japanese art and successfully promoted Japanese art and culture in the Netherlands and  in Europe. At the same time, his life illustrates the (Jewish) history of the 20th century. Although he served as officer in the German army during WWI, he had to evacuate from Germany in 1933 and fled to Holland due to Nazi persecution.  The Tikotin Foundation is working hard for an upcoming documentary, a publication and an exhibition in the Sieboldhuis in 2012, which will also aid to promote the Japanese-Dutch cultural relations.