Joost Conijn on ‘Good evening to the people living in the camp.’

24 Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
An interview with artist Joost Conijn. Midst the construction of his new installation Conijn discusses his new video work ‘Good evening to the people living in het camp’.

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen hosts the film ‘Good evening to the people living in the camp’ from the 10th of February until the 7th of May 2018 as part of an installation in the Serra-gallery. Filmmaker Joost Conijn has also been the designer of this installation and is present for the building of the exhibition. Whilst the installation is being constructed, Joost Conijn elaborates on his working method and intentions for the artwork.

In his film, Conijn provides a human and striking portrait of the refugee crisis. We see how people go through their daily lives in the refugee camp.

Joost Conijn often travels to remote and barely accessible places for his artworks. To him, the unknown places and unexpected encounters constitute the basis of his work. Because of this unusual working method, Conijn is able to share these otherwise overlooked stories in his art.

Video credits

  • Camera and edit: Wouter Schreuder
  • Interview: Sophie Heijkoop
  • With thanks to: Joost Conijn, Annemartine van Kesteren
  • Subtitles: Einion media
  • With support from: Gemeente Rotterdam, BankGiro Loterij, Boijmans Business Club
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