The Golden Coach - Gouden Koets Exhibition 

The installation “A truly Dutch Creation, the Citizen as Investor and Stakeholder” reflects on the Golden Coach as a symbol of Dutch Glory and the Colonial Empire. The starting point is the positioning of white women as a symbol of innocence and greatness as opposed to the actual role they, too, have played and continue to play in our shared history. The allegorical female figures on the coach as well as in paintings in the collection of the Amsterdam Museum and other museums, form the the installation’s core.The work is inspired by the public apology of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima after their vacation in Greece during the pandemic last year. Mlotshwa hopes the royals will have a role in further opening the curtain that still shrouds the history of colonialism and slavery. Only in this way can awareness grow in (Dutch) society regarding the many threads which connect the past and present, both with each other and with places all over the world.
A truly Dutch Creation, the Citizen as Investor and Stakeholder

Officially opened in June 2021 - Febraury 2022 at the Amsterdam Museum for the historical exhibition the Golden Coach/Gouden Koets

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