2015: Important Souvnirs

Amie Dicke was invited to stage an artistic intervention at a monumental canalside building in central Amsterdam that had been home to the aristocratic painter Gisèle d’Ailly van Waterschoot van der Gracht (1912-2013) for more than 70 years. Known as Castrum Peregrini (“the castle of the pilgrims”) the house still contained her extensive library and unsorted piles of white and yellow papers. One of Gisèle’s stacks of documents was labelled with a misspelt handwritten note that read: “DO NOT TOUCH – I am sorting important souvnirs,” which Dicke says resonated with her own work at the house. Dicke’s explorations resulted in a website and a book.  

Book Important Souvnirs, edition of 15

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