In der Freihand 2015
Eva Olthof - solo presentation / Book & installation
Tent Rotterdam 1.5.2015 - 5.7.2015

Book:Return to Rightful Owner, Onomatopee 116

Book presentation May 16 2015 in conversation with Steven ten Thije

17.05.2015 - 15:00U
Book Launch Eva Olthof: Return to Rightful Owner

Eva Olthof’s book takes as it’s starting point the American Memorial Library in Berlin (Amerika-Gedenkbibliothek), which opened in 1954, and two books, which were returned after 50 years, accompanied by a handwritten personal letter. The library was a gift from the American people to the population of West Berlin after enduring the Berlin Blockade, promoting the “illimitable freedom of the human mind”, as it reads in a quote on the library’s wall from US President Thomas Jefferson.

The book brings together the charged political history of this library, and the recent events connected to the revelations of NSA files by Edward Snowden.

Copyright photography: Jan Adriaans

Tijd 2014
Eva Olthof & Esmé Valk duo show
Paraplufabriek Nijmegen
curator: Stijn Van Dorpe

work at show:
In der Freihand
Wall work: Eingangsbereich der Amerika-Gedenkbibliothek 420 x 563 cm 25 A0 prints
Monitor: Blick in den Lesesaal photographs in loop 01’30’’
Wall work with plinth: No title prints