On 7 October 2021, Ambassador Kocsis officially opened our 'Poetry Images' exhibition at the public library in Emmen, Drenthe. A display of works from a selection of 37 Hungarian designers from the '60s and '70s as well as contemporary artists made by art historian Emese Révész.
 
The exhibition adorns the EuropeReadr project in Emmen. The installation of a pavilion designed and created by students from TU Delft to promote reading on the initiative of the Slovenian Presidency of the EU and EUNIC Netherlands. The pavilion was officially opened by Mayor van Oosterhout of Emmen. EuropeReadr is built around the central message “Open a book for a better future”. EU member states are represented by a chosen book, the Hungarian book is the silent book Otthon (Home) from Kinga Rofusz.
The exhibition and pavilion will be on display till 31 October.
 
As a real travelling exhibition, works from 'Poetry Images' are also on display at the public library of Amsterdam, the OBA, until 8 December. The selection of drawings at both Emmen and Amsterdam show the richness of Hungarian illustration, from symbolism to grotesque, and invites spectators (young and old) to the fascinating world of poetry and fairy tales.
 
As a side programme for children, two workshops are being held:
 
'The enchantment of nature' – Looking at and making art (9 – 12 yrs)
Saturday 16 October 14:00-15:30 (Postponed)
De Bibliotheek Emmen, Noorderplein 101 Emmen

Illustration workshop: ‘Create your own fantasy world’ (6 – 10 yrs)
Sunday 24 October 13:00 & 15:00 (Duration: ± 75 minutes)
Amsterdam Public Library (OBA), Oosterdokskade 143, Amsterdam
 
Both workshops are in Dutch and take the children through the exhibition, showing them how to look at art and make their own wonderful creations. The workshops are free, but registration is required.