Several successful exhibitions already took place in 2013 in a selection of galleries and museums within this same framework. Landhuis Bloemhof (Facebook), the Maritiem Museum (Facebook), Kas di Kultura, the National Archaeological – Anthropological Memory Management (NAAM) and Pietermaai hosted several exhibits that lit the theme in their own way. This year the Museo di Kòrsou (Curaçao Museum), Gallery Alma Blou, Mon Art Gallery (Facebook) and once again Landhuis Bloemhof (Facebook) will follow.
The kick-off for the series of exhibitions was held at the Museo di Kòrsou (Curaçao Museum) where on February 14, 2014, the opening took place of the exhibition Exploring the Past to Envisage the Future. It can be visited until May 14, 2014.
Curator is Curacaon art historian Jennifer Smit. She chose to let the general public be introduced to the work of promising young artists as well as the artistic creations of more renowned and internationally acclaimed artists. All ten participating artists are local and work and live in Curacao.
Some of the art works were especially made for this exhibition. Others were inspired by the NAAM collection. Existing works of art were also chosen that depict the theme of slavery. This exhibition will include a variety of media such as: photography, sculptures, painting, drawings, assemblages, installations and multimedia work.
Curator Smit calls it a ‘cutting edge’ selection. The artists show work within their own discipline, which brings forth the theme in a surprising, exciting and unconventional way. According to Smit, these works will encourage reflection and above all a constructive dialogue about the intense theme of slavery.
This exhibition is made possible by financial aid of: Mondriaan Fonds, Maduro & Curiel’s Bank, MCIS, Coca-Cola, Spigt Dutch Caribbean, CUROM Broadcasting (Z86) and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Caribisch Gebied.
This art project is being organized under the auspices of Foundation Arte ’99. The art exhibitions will run a year long from July 2013 to July 2014. On this page you will find all information and updates on these cultural events.
Read ARC Magazine‘s article about the exhibition.
On the website of Curacao Art a post about the exhibition.
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