Emory Douglas, Showroom MAMA, 2010
Emory Douglas, Showroom MAMA, 2010
Emory Douglas, poster from The Black Panther
Emory Douglas, poster from The Black Panther
MAMA meets Emory Douglas at RAAF
16 december 2011, 16:00 - 18:00
Adres: Hillelaan 17/19, 3072JC Rotterdam
Emory Douglas shall visit the Netherlands between 12th and 16th December as part of the International Visitors Program organised by Premsela in association with the Prince Claus Fund.
Douglas shall give a lecture on his work on Thursday, December 15, at W139 in Amsterdam. Emory Douglas (USA, 1943) was the main graphic designer for the American Black Panther Party. He was responsible for the design of The Black Panther magazine and in the sixties and seventies made many illustrations, posters, cartoons, maps and sculptures in his iconographic and recognizable style. He shall speak about his work and how it has been influenced by many years of political and social engagement. Afterwards, there is the possibility for further discussion with Emory Douglas at a dinner held at W139.

Before leaving the Netherlands on December 16, he is scheduled for an event in Rotterdam. Showroom MAMA and RAAF (Rotterdam-Art-Adventure-Food – formerly De Kapsalon) cordially invite you for an informal Meet & Greet with Emory Douglas at RAAF's new location, Hillelaan 17/19 (opposite Rijnhaven metro station).

In 2010, Showroom MAMA invited Emory Douglas for the project, I Can Feel the Pulse, which included an exhibition, lecture and a master class by Douglas. The master class was a weeklong intensive course during which he worked with a group of talented designers on a series of posters for public space. The project had several successful spin-offs including R.I.O.T. a presentation and film program with the arts organisation De Kaapsalon (RAAF). After the success of these events, MAMA and RAAF's reunion with Douglas was inevitable, and Emory himself is looking forward to a renewed acquaintance with Rotterdam.

Although RAAF is still under construction we shall ensure that Emory Douglas can have a fantastic Meet & Greet with all his fans in Rotterdam. For anyone looking forward to a reunion with Douglas, to ask burning questions, or just for fun, please join us at RAAF, Hillelaan 17/19, on December 16th from 16:00-18:00.

Premsela meets Emory Douglas at W139
Date: Thursday, December 15
Doors open 17.00
17.30-18.30 Lecture Emory Douglas
18.30-20.30 Premsela cooks dinner at W139
Location: W139, Warmoesstraat 139, Amsterdam
Admission: Free
Reservations: by rsvp@premsela.org stating 'Emory Douglas' and, if desired, 'Dinner'

MAMA meets Emory Douglas at RAAF
Date: Friday, December 16
Meet & Greet from 16:00 to 18:00
Location: RAAF, Hillelaan 17/19, 3072 JC Rotterdam
Admission: Free
For more information contact:
Showroom MAMA, 010 2332022, ariadne@showroommama.nl
Or RAAF 06 11484179, Ashley@RAAFRotterdam.nl