• NOV 10
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    Cristina De Middel

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    • Other
    • Contemporary
    • Photography

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    NOV 10, 2015

    Vernissage: Crisitina De Middel will present her book "This Is What Hatred Did" next 10th of November in La New Gallery. It will be a wonderful occasion to hear from the own artist her explanations, adventures and ancedotes related to this project.

    Event Location

    La New Gallery

    Carranza 6
    Madrid
    Spain

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    Crisitina De Middel will present her book "This Is What Hatred Did" next 10th of November in La New Gallery.

    It will be a wonderful occasion to hear from the own artist her explanations, adventures and ancedotes related to this project.

    "THIS IS WHAT HATRED DID" (Sinopsis)                                                             In the sixities a 5 year old Nigerian kid´s village was attacked by soldiers. His mother had left him home alone and he had to run away escaping the bombs and the fire.   He saved his life entering the Bush, this magical territory where no humans are allowed and where all the Yoruba spirits live and fight. Our kid spent 30 years lost in the Bush trying to find his way back home amongst the spirits and the dead. He got married two times, became a king, a god and a slave, a cow, a jar, a horse, a goat, ate gold, silver and bronze, snakes and snails, he fought 2 wars and was sentenced to death half a dozen times... all that in just 100 pages.

    Amos Tutuola wrote “ My life in the bush of ghosts” in 1964 and then had to leave the country to escape the violent reactions.
    The series “ This is what hatred did” (Mysterious last sentence of the book) aims to provide an illustrated contemporary version of this story.

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