Dynamite of the Day: Art and catastrophe
12 November 2015 17.30
Thursday 12 November, the Norwegian People’s Aid and the Nobel Peace Center invites you to an exhibition opening and panel discussion. The event starts at 17.30, when the exhibition The Perilous Journey opens outside the Nobel Peace Center.
The Perilous Journey is a cartoon about three Syrian refugees and their voyage to Europe and Norway. The story is based on true stories from refugees living in Norway. It is published by the production company PositiveNegatives, who are using cartoons to focus on social issues. The exhibition will be opened by Secretary General of the Norwegian People’s Aid, Liv Tørres.
After the exhibition opening, there will be a conversation under the headline Art and Catastrophe inside the Nobel Peace Center. Hasko Yosef Ali, one of the main characters of the cartoon, will participate. He is a renowned artist, and while his paintings where travelling the world on exhibitions, he himself was forced to make a dangerous boat trip across the Mediterranean. He is joined by Benjamin Dix, Lindsay Pollock and Wael Toubaji from PositiveNegatives, and journalist Mala Wang-Naveen will be moderating.
Music by Ann-Therese Kildal.
Dynamite of the Day is a weekly debate night where guests are invited to fiery conversations every Thursday at 18.00 at Alfred, the Nobel Peace Center’s café. The café serves the soup of the day, and is open for service until 20.00
Please note: This is the season’s last Dynamite of the Day. This week, the event starts at 17.30 because of the exhibition opening.