The world according to Marion Bloem from 6 February to 16 March.

Last minute: Due to due to enthusiastic reactions of the public, the exhibition will be extended for 1 week until Tuesday 25th March!

Certainty of people exhibition by Marion Bloem at 5&33.

Marion Bloem, author of the famous novels ‘Geen gewoon Indisch meisje’, ‘Lange reizen korte liefdes’, ‘De leugen van de kaketoe’, ‘Een meisje van honderd’ and director of movies like ‘Het land van mijn ouders’ and ‘Ver van familie’ says : “Writing is my husband, film is my friend, and painting is my lover”. The children of her extramarital relationship can be seen from 6 February to 25 March in art-gallery 5&33 in Amsterdam.

Recurring themes in Marion Bloem’s work, both movies and books but also paintings and etchings, are eroticism, intimacy, passion, love, art, family ties and finding the balance between preservation of identity and change. “My work is about the invisible lines between people and what happens between them. What people cherish. Motives that make people act, but which they don’t speak about’.


Following on activities revolving around the 79th National Literature Week (Boekenweek), from Saturday 8 until Sunday, March 16, 2014, with the theme ‘Travel: in the meantime somewhere else’, 5&33 will also host a private book launch event of ‘Het Java van Bloem’ by Marion Bloem and Ivan Wolffers together with publisher house De Arbeiderspers. A reading by Marion Bloem will also complement this private event on March 21st at 5&33.

In addition, 5&33 also organized a public reading by Marion Bloem on March 16th!

“Each painting is a journey of personalities that show up, subconsciously from my brushstrokes.”

The Marion Bloem exhibition can be visited from February 6, 2014, until March 25 2014, at artgallery 5&33. Martelaarsgracht  , Prins Hendrikkade 33, Amsterdam.

Don’t miss the event! #meetusonthecorner

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