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Nieuwe symbolen voor Nederland

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  • Can art provide answers to moral questions or needs?
  • Stimulating essays that prompt an exchange of ideas
  • NB: This book is only available in Dutch

Authors: Bregtje van der Haak, Chris Keulemans, Anna Tilroe, Cor Wagenaar, Rutger Wolfson
Editor: Rutger Wolfson
Design: Annelys de Vet

2005, Valiz with De Vleeshal | supported by the Mondriaan Foundation | paperback | 125 pp. | 17 x 12 cm (h x w) | Dutch | ISBN 978-90-80818-59-0

The Dutch are searching: a shared idea of a common future is a thing of the distant past. The influence of globalization and of other cultures and religions, as well as a series of violent attacks, makes people long for symbols that give voice to what binds them. Until now, this discussion was only conducted within political and religious spheres. In Nieuwe symbolen van Nederland [New Symbols for the Netherlands] the cultural field speaks up and tries to give direction to questions such as: ‘Can the arts develop symbols that express our shared values?’, and ‘What might those values be?’.