Expo | Goed fout

Expo | Goed fout

Cartoons of blacks in reed skirts with large earrings and bones in their hair in Africa, illustrations of white female slaves in the Middle East, drawings of people smoking freely in public places, this kind of visual language was seen in books, magazines and especially in comics like Sjors and Sjimmie and Tintin in Africa. A whole generation grew up with it in the 1960s.

The Ton Smits House exhibits a series of cartoons and drawings by Ton Smits with a similar visual language from the same period. In the current era of political correctness, such illustrations, comics or cartoons can no longer be used or made.

The spirit of the times is constant…

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Cartoons of blacks in reed skirts with large earrings and bones in their hair in Africa, illustrations of white female slaves in the Middle East, drawings of people smoking freely in public places, this kind of visual language was seen in books, magazines and especially in comics like Sjors and Sjimmie and Tintin in Africa. A whole generation grew up with it in the 1960s.

The Ton Smits House exhibits a series of cartoons and drawings by Ton Smits with a similar visual language from the same period. In the current era of political correctness, such illustrations, comics or cartoons can no longer be used or made.

The spirit of the times is constantly changing. What we thought was normal then is now being questioned. It is hard to imagine what has moved in recent decades. Social judgments and even convictions, such as lawsuits against the tobacco industry, attacks on newspapers and magazines, the Anti-Zwarte-Piet movement and so on #MeToo show us how much our image of reality has shifted.

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Contact

Address:
Ton Smits Huis
Jacob Reviuslaan 25
5644 TP Eindhoven
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Location

When

  • daily until July 26th, 2020
  • A visit is only possible by appointment; by phone, mail or contact form. Only two people are allowed at a time. Please pay with appropriate money. Pin is not possible.