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Expo Heimwee - campagnebeeld Fatinha Ramos

Homesickness. Between comfort and pride

Art exhibition you can help grow

Travel along with nine artists and find out about their homesickness. Their ongoing search for what really matters, for what makes coming home so emotional. Inspired? Leave your own mark, too.

Practical information

Free exhibition in the Loods (Depot) at the Red Star Line Museum from 18 May to 3 September 2023.

Open for visits during museum opening hours.


What is homesickness? Is it nostalgia for a time that will never return? A place that no longer exists? What smells and colours are associated with it? Homesickness is a feeling that touches everyone and often involves memories of security.

The Red Star Line Museum is the perfect place to celebrate this longing for home. A place where a century ago millions of emigrants left with suitcases packed with hopes, aches and dreams. Today, the museum tells stories about migration past and present. And inseparable from that is a sense of homesickness.

Art Exhibition

The exhibition brings together the work of nine emerging artists from diverse backgrounds. Through coaching and master classes, they have explored what homesickness means to them and created a new work focussing on that feeling.

kunstenaars expo Heimwee Photo: Dries Luyten

Featuring work by: Eveline Ebeneser/Bumba, Fradida, Gülsah Bayrak, Justine Corrijn, Naïma El Kadi, Natalia Semiachkina, Rocio Forero, Rose-Myrtha Vercammen and Sumaya Chekkali.

In collaboration with ARTESHOQ.

Take part

This exhibition is also an invitation.
Explore the artworks, leave your own homesickness mark or come back for one of the many workshops.
Celebrate homesickness!

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