Thu 02 August 2012

citybooks Turnhout: read, listen & look!

Photographer Kakha Kahiani will exhibit in Turnhout in August. The perfect opportunity, then, to visit the Pearl of the Kempen in the flesh! In preparation, you can already read the second, brand-new citybook about Turnhout: Migrant in Turnhout by Walter van den Broeck and listen to Heart of Darkness by Chika Unigwe.

Chika Unigwe © Kanene DieobiTwo writers have already written their citybooks about Turnhout. While you could already read Chika Unigwe’s story Heart of Darkness in Dutch, English and French, it’s now also available to listen to in Dutch and English, both podcasts recorded by the writer herself.

walter van den broeck © koen broosWalter van den Broeck wrote Migrant in Turnhout. The brand-new Dutch text is already online at, and the translations of it are in full swing. Maxim Februari spent two weeks in Turnhout in July, and her citybook will appear on the 12th of September, both online and in De Morgen.

© Kakha Kakhiani
photo © Kakha Khakhiani

Throughout the last two weeks of August, the young Georgian Kakha Kakhiani will maraud the streets of Turnhout, equipped with his camera. During the residency, he will make a portrait of the city in 24 photos. Previously for citybooks, he photographed his home city Tbilisi, and this beautiful series will feature in his exhibition at Creative Factory. Jef Van Eyck, coordinator of Turnhout 2012, will open the exhibition on the 17th of August at 20:00, with the artist in attendance. After the opening, you will be able to pay the exhibition a visit for free until the 26th of August.

Creative Factory
Druivenstraat 20, 3rd Floor, 2300 Turnhout
Entrance via the car park of the Museum van de Speelkaart


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