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On the staging of violence in art

The Art of Violence

Lisaboa Houbrechts, Abdel Daoudi e.a.

When seeing violence, people often look away, but in art and theatre we can be confronted with rage, aggression and violence that is intended for the audience to look at. During this afternoon directors Lisaboa Houbrechts and Abdel Daoudi will talk about the important role violence plays in their work. How do they bring this complex matter on stage and what happens to the audience? Is it something crucial to show the violence? Where do their boundaries lie in doing so? Furthermore, we will dive into the difference between art and entertainment when it comes to staging violence.

Before the conversation between the two directors, art critic and journalist Wieteke van Zeil will give an introduction about the way visual art has shown violence over the centuries.


Sat June 17 2023 3:00 PM


  • default € 15
  • CJP/student/scholar € 13

language & duration

  • English

  • 2 hours


coproduction Holland Festival, De Balie