Exhibition

THE DEVIL IS OLD

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A special photographic tribute to the senior citizens of Amsterdam, people without whom life would not be as good as it is today. An exhibition of beautiful photography by the great talent M.M. Nai, in which we pay a special tribute to more than a hundred senior  citizens of Amsterdam.

Your portrait in the Beurs van Berlage?

Would you like to see your portrait in de Beurs van Berlage? This is now possible! How? Actually very simple. We call on Amsterdammers to register themselves, their father or mother, grandfather or grandmother, uncle or aunt, neighbor or neighbor. They must of course be real Amsterdammers. And be at least 75 years old.

With a photo and a short explanation why you, he or she should be photographed. Simply send an email to info@deduvelisoud.nl.

Based on this information, we will make a first selection of more than 100 people.

We will photograph the selected people beautifully in the Beurs van Berlage. And all these people become part of the unique exhibition in the Beurs van Berlage.

They can be admired for more than 7 weeks by the many thousands of visitors.


 
Register yourself or someone you know here

The exhibition

After we have selected the most beautiful photos of everyone, we will have the works of art specially printed. And that will of course not be just a photo, but a really large format work of art of no less than 1 by 1 meter.

All models receive the tribute as they deserve. In a beautiful space in the Beurs van Berlage, everyone becomes a real celebrity for more than 7 weeks. Next to the artwork we place a short mention with the name and an appropriate short story of the model.

All models receive two free tickets from us for the exhibition so that they can admire themselves.

And the unique thing is that all models are allowed to pick up this work of art after the exhibition and hang it at home or with the children or grandchildren.

The photos will be taken by M.M. Nai – or fully Mathilde Maria Nai – a young Dutch photographer.


 
Read more about the photographer M.M. Nai

The book

Because we think the more than 7 weeks of tribute to the senior citizens of Amsterdam is actually not enough, we will also record everyone in a very special book. And one person is going to be the cover model.

This nice and thick and large coffee table book measuring 30 by 30 centimeters and over 200 pages will be the ultimate and lasting ode to these unique people who have meant and still mean so much to us.

Each “model" will of course receive his or her own copy when they come to the exhibition. Signed by the photographer and by the creator of 'DE DUVEL IS OUD'.

Do you want more copies for family, friends or neighbours? Then of course you can. But these must be bought. And that is simply possible at the Beurs van Berlage. Costs € 39.95.


 

More information and tickets

The exhibition DE DUVEL IS OLD will be on view in the Beurs van Berlage from September 25th till November 7th, 2021.

Tickets will be available soon through Ticketmaster.

More information about the initiator and creator of this unique exhibition as a tribute to the senior citizens of Amsterdam – The Charles Company – can be found on the website via the link below.

Due to the stricter measures, it is necessary to wear a mouth mask in the Beurs van Berlage. We also ask every visitor to download the Beurs van Berlage App, in which the health check can be done prior to the visit and shown to an employee upon arrival.


 
De Duvel is Oud website

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