The new world: movie premiere and exhibition

Three months have passed since we came back from China and we are now ready for our first official event!

The Maastricht University Library in collaboration with the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design (MAFAD) proudly presents ‘The New World’. 

The Event in Maatricht

The event will consist of a cosy evening for an interactive exhibition where Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design students will be presenting their creative perceptions of unknown cultures. The exposition is inspired by our travel and blog ‘Two Girls on Expedition in China’. Also, we will be screening our documentary for the first time!

‘The New World’ event will try to provide a comparative view on how our cultural views of the unknown have changed and where they have remained the same for centuries. ‘The New World’ will not only document, but also provide concrete evidence of how we as individuals might imagine distant cultures which we have not yet discovered. In an era of increasing globalisation this seems to be an impossible task, however, our idea of the perception of the unknown strikes many similarities to that of the 17th century Jesuit Scholars. This is what the students will show you. Here some sneak peaks of the art work in progress.





The documentary we produced, aside from documenting the journey by means of camera footage also intendeds to provide a comparative view of how the Jesuits themselves observed the environment of 17th century China during their own travels.

The event will also include live music, a bar with a wide variety of soothing drinks and Food stand with delicious refreshments in the courtyard!

Date: Thursday 8 December, from 17.00 – 21.30

Place: MAFAD Office, Kruisherengang, Stuersbuilding, black gate

Admission is free

Make sure you come by to have a nice evening, discover interesting stories and fascinating art and of course have a chat with us!

See you there!

Love Angelica and Samantha

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