During Carifesta XI there is a lot going on. Not only the official Carifesta XI program, but also ongoing exhibitions, galleries, the National Art Fair 2013. Please return to this post for updates, or visit our blog page What’s Up in Suriname. Our take a look on this blog: Leuke Dingen Suriname.
Carifesta XI – Visual Arts
When: August 17, in the morning
Where: ‘social’ spots
Although no details have been provided for this item on the program, Paramaribo has recently been treated more and more to the great work of street artists. First a book was published, Schaafijs & wilde bussen, by Paul Faber, Tammo Schuringa and Chandra van Binnendijk. There was an exhibition too. This raised some awareness and acknowledgement for the high quality of the work of those street artists. Last year the initiative Switi Rauw! started with painting bright murals in shabby places. Just recently, at the beginning of August, Switi Rauw! organized a Streetfest: 13 artists, 10 walls, 7 days. Scroll down for the locations.
A former painter of advertisements, André Sontosoemarto, is now working as a street artist. On Friday August 17, 13:00-18:30, in the afternoon, he will finish this piece at the Paramaribo-beginning of the WIjdenbosch-brug, on the right side. Feel free to visit, or to stop to see the results later. On Saturday August 18, André will finish a mural in the heart of Paramaribo, Kerkplein, from 12:00-18:00.
What: Carifesta XI – Main exhibition
When: August 17-August 24, 10:00-22:00
Where: Grand Carifesta Market (GCM), Main Hall, KKF-terrain, Paramaribo
What: Carifesta XI – Artist Talks
When: August 17-August 24, 17:00
Where: Grand Carifesta Market (GCM), Zaal 4, KKF-terrain, Paramaribo
What: Carifesta XI – Showcase
When: August 18-August 24, 18:00-22:00
Where: Grand Carifesta Market (GCM), KKF-terrain, Paramaribo
What: Carifesta XI – Workshops
When: August 18, 10:00-13:00
Where: information not yet available
What: National Art Fair 2013
When: August 16-24, 2013. Opening hours: 17:00-21:00 hrs
Where: Garden De Surinaamsche Bank N.V., Henck Arronstraat 26-30, Paramaribo
The Association of Visual Artists in Suriname, the ABKS, with a.o. Soeki, Anand Binda, Ron Flu, Sri Irodikromo, Kim Sontosoemarto, Pierre Bong a Jan, Leo Wong Loi Sing, Jhunry Udenhout and Ardie Setropawiro, will give individual demonstrations during the National Art Fair. You are invited to visit and enjoy seeing the artists at work.
A first photographic impression of the National Art Fair can be found on the Sranan Art Flickr account.
And a first impression in words is in the next blog post.
What: Linked Heritage, an exhibition by the Amazon Museum Network, a network formed by the Musée des cultures Guyanaises in Cayenne, French Guiana, the Museo Paraense Emilio Goeldi in Belém, Brazil and Surinaams Museum in Paramaribo, Suriname, with a contribution by Musée départemental Alexandre Franconie, Cayenne, Frans Guyana
When: August 18, 2013-October 18, 2013
Where: Fort Zeelandia, Paramaribo
Read more about this exhibition in de Ware Tijd, August 1, 2013.
Three years ago, the foundation was laid for the Amazon Museum Network, a network formed by the Musée des cultures Guyanaises in Cayenne, French Guiana, the Museo Paraense Emilio Goeldi in Belém, Brazil and Surinaams Museum in Paramaribo, Suriname. There have been a lot of cross-border activities of the network since then and recently a joint website was launched. Altogether, this forms a strong basis to engage. Starting next year, more museums and heritage institutions will join the network. We do not restrict ourselves to institutions in the countries that make up the current network.
The final part of the first phase was the idea to hold a joint exhibition. The celebration ofCarifesta XI in Paramaribo was a good reason to do so. It is the presence of representatives from a range of countries in the Caribbean region and countries of the South American mainland, which allows us to carry the network. We are proud that the Surinaams Museum and its location can make this possible.
Initially, the network focused on cultures that are present in all three countries, especially Amerindian/Indigenous people and Maroon people. They will also be addressed in the exhibition, of which archaeology is a part too.
What: Unity in Diversity, exhibition by Ray Daal, Edgar Kwelling & George Ramjiawansingh
When: July 19-August 27, 2013
What: Streetfest: 13 artists, 10 walls, 7 days, by Switi Rauw
When: August 3-9, 2013
Where: Paramaribo, Suriname
Although this event has been completed, you can still visit all the murals in town to brighten the walls of Paramaribo City!
Every day – Fort Nieuw Amsterdam, Wilhelminastraat, Nieuw-Amsterdam, Commewijne, +597 (0)32 2225, www.fortnieuwamsterdam.com. Open: Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00 and Sat, Sun and national holidays 10:00-18:00
Every day – Gallery Egi Du (Carla Tuinfort), SMS Ramp, Paramaribo, +597 (0)881 6821
Every day – Gallery Singh, Koningstraat 63, Paramaribo, +597 492608
Wed-Fri – Museum of Fine Arts, Zwartenhovenbrugstraat 107 -109, Paramaribo | Open: Wed-Fri: 11:00-16:00, www.mofa-p.com/
Every day – Marowijne Art Park, Moengo, Marowijne
Weekends – Contemporary Art Museum Moengo (CAMM), Abraham Crijnssenlaan, Moengo, +597 (0)856 5738. The exhibition is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00-13:00 hrs and 16:00-19:00 hrs.
Sranan Art blog – https://srananart.wordpress.com
Sranan Art Flickr account – www.flickr.com/photos/srananart
Readytex Art Gallery (RAG) – www.readytexartgallery.com
Federation of Visual Artists Suriname (FVAS) – www.suriname-fvas.org
CARIFESTA XI – www.carifesta.net
Leuke Dingen Suriname (Fun Stuff to Do in Suriname) – http://leukedingensuriname.wordpress.com