25 March I Love Banda - A Photography Exhibition by Isabelle Boon
- Erasmus Huis
Thursday, 24 March 2022
19:30 Jakarta Time
Opening Speech by
Dutch Ambassador to Indonesia
Q&A sessions with
Isabelle Boon and the youths of Banda
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About I Love Banda
The I Love Banda exhibition turns the spotlight onto six young Banda islanders with whom documentary photographer Isabelle Boon formed a close friendship. We see the Banda Islands as they are today through the reality, dreams and aspirations of Mega Vani, Karis, Ulfa, Ode, Nabila and Nyellow.
Looking more closely, past and present appear to interact in the images, telling a richly diverse narrative about culture, identity and religion. Delving more deeply into the images, they open a window onto a turbulent history.
A superb centerpiece of the exhibition is a facsimile of M.S. Neirabatij’s Hikayat: a manuscript, once thought lost, representing the oldest written record of the oral history of the Banda Islands. A facsimile of the manuscript is displayed in the Erasmus Huis library accompanying the I Love Banda exhibition.
This multimedia exhibition gives a platform to tomorrow’s generation of Indonesians - and that includes the people of Banda.