5 October - 29 October
Anne Frank + You is an exhibition about Anne Frank’s life and times. It also presents contemporary issues, such as racism in football, gang violence in the UK and Malala Yousafazi’s campaign for the education of girls. It brings Anne Frank’s voice firmly into the 21st century, and provides a platform for open dialogue on issues of prejudice and discrimination within our society today.
London-based artist Orly Orbach will be creating The Bookshelf Installation, an interactive community art piece based on her reaction to the exhibition. Her work explores participatory ways of making narratives come to life, and for Anne Frank and You, the theme of books as substitutes for people comes to the fore in this original, collaborative artwork.
Exhibition visitors and local communities and encouraged to take part by sharing their thoughts and responses, and adding short diary entries to help The Bookshelf Installation grow and develop throughout the duration of the exhibition. The filling of these diary pages will interrogate the notion of time passing and the construct of temporality.
Do also look out for mono-print posters by Orly on display around Tower Hamlets in the run up to the exhibition. The handmade prints posing questions like: “Do you know the story of Anne Frank…?” and citing quotes from her diary, are a foretaste of what she’ll be sharing and helping to create at the event….
The exhibition is recommended for adults and young people aged 10 and over, and encourages fact-finding, reflection, and self-exploration.
Supported by Tower Hamlets Council.