A Kba, Ma A De Ete


The exhibition has been prolonged and can be visited until Friday (including Friday), from 10:00-14:00 in Surinaams Museum in Fort Zeelandia. Please visit their regular exhibition too, it is very interesting.


Students from various years studying at the Nola Hatterman Art Academy (NHAA) showed the work they made while working with guest teachers Erik Mattijssen and Tammo Schuringa, both working at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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The work, shown under the title A Kba, Ma A De Ete, meaning ‘It’s finished, but there is still something left behind’, reflects memories of something that occurs daily, or something that is a unique moment. The occasion, the incident, the moment: they have all passed, but a memory remains.

In Fort Zeelandia the work was hanged using visible thread, which made it even more appropriate: memories that hang in the space that surrounds us, lingering on. Usually it is an aspect of exhibiting in Fort Zeelandia that bothers me: it is not allowed to attach anything to the wall and there is no good way around that.

I also appreciated the fact that most of the work was three-dimensional but in a flat way. Almost as if cardboard figures where put in several layers behind and in front of one another, thus creating a sense of shallow depth.

It is a pity that the work is on display for such a very short time. We should think about a way to share such projects for a longer period of time.

Xaveira Joeroeja - My brother fixing his bike │ PHOTO Marieke Visser, 2012

Xaveira Joeroeja was inspired by this image of her little brother repairing his bicycle. “Life is so precious, while at the same time we, human beings, take things for granted. This is one of the many moments in my life when I sit still and admire my brother doing something.” An almost Buddhist approach of life, very much in sync with these times.

Where: Fort Zeelandia, Paramaribo, Suriname

When: February 3, 4 & 5 2012

Who: Bea Unenge, Janella Misiedjang, Sylvio Alatoe, Nehomia Lemmer, Paul de Jong, Pascal Galimo, Morcio Adjako, Andy Keizerweerd, Arline Winkel, Giovanni Douglas, Xaveira Joeroeja & Katrein Breukers

TEXT Marieke Visser, 2012


2 thoughts on “A Kba, Ma A De Ete

  1. Wonderful, exciting images……fresh and thoughtful. I am so deeply impressed. My congratulations to the artists. How unfortunate that these works will be shown for such a short time. But thanks for at least our having the chance to see them here, online. Bravo. Janina Rubinowitz


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