An art blog post about art blogging featuring Sranan Art Xposed!

April 1, 2015 at 12:31 pm (Headlines) (, , , , , , , , )

In a new series on An Paenhuysen‘s blog art bloggers from all around the world are featured. Art Blogger of this Week: Marieke Visser in Paramaribo, Suriname talks about Sranan Art Xposed.

It made me realize how important it is to stand still at times and reflect on what you’re doing, where you’re going and where you come from. And also: how good it feels to experience a certain validation of what you’re doing. And of course, that I switch from “I” to “we” ever so often because “I” feel so supported by many people who make “me” part of “we”.

A screenshot from the art blog by An Paenhuysen

A screenshot from the art blog by An Paenhuysen

A question to which my own answer surprised me. “Do you read other art blogs?” When thinking about that answer I realized that I am much more influenced by (and intersted in) other voices about life in general, or topics like identity, than blogs about art. I wonder why? Perhaps because daily life and art seem so much more intertwined in Suriname? At least that’s true for MY life.

 

A few of my inspirations:

– Africanah, Arena for Contemporary African, African-American and Caribbean Art

Airform Archives

ARC Magazine, Facebook

– Black Girl Gone

– The Belle Jar

– Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator, Inc Website Facebook

Dona Dulcinea

Draconian Switch Magazine, Facebook

Kunstkieken

National Gallery of Jamaica, Facebook

No Black Pete

– Processed Lives

Remco de Blaaij

 Rob Perrée in the Netherlands/USA

Warana Solutions

From the Airform Archives website

From the Airform Archives website

Suriname links:

– Federation of Visual Artists in Suriname (FVAS) Website Facebook

– Readytex Art Gallery Website Facebook

– Sranan Art Xposed WordPress Facebook Flickr Twitter Instagram Vimeo

– Switi RAUW Facebook 

 A Tasty Bit – A culinary blog in Suriname

From the SAX Sranan Art Xposed Facebook page, quote by Remy Jungerman

From the SAX Sranan Art Xposed Facebook page, quote by Remy Jungerman

People I follow on Facebook and/or Twitter:

Danny Simmons, Amma Asante, Anne Patterson, Harriet Duurvoort, Kno’Ledge Cesare, Zihni Özdil, Rose-Marie Maitre, Teju Cole, Uncooked CultureRonny Edry Pushpin, Proud RebelsArturo Desimone, Sunny Bergman

From the Facebook page of Ronny Edry Pushpin

From the Facebook page of Ronny Edry Pushpin

Other stuff I follow I will add here, and if readers want to add: please feel free to drop me (Marieke Visser) a line at srananart@gmail.com.

– Alice Yard Website Facebook

– De Correspondent Website Facebook

– The Empire Project Website Facebook Jongsma & O’Neill

– Global Voices Website Facebook

– Holly Bynoe Website Facebook

– Humans of New York Website Facebook Instagram

– John 106 it takes a village Website Facebook

– Nadia Huggins Website Facebook

– Remy Jungerman Website Facebook

– Small Axe Website Facebook

– The State of L3 Contemporary Arts & Film Collective Website Facebook

– Uniarte Facebook

From the Facebook page of Small Axe

From the Facebook page of Small Axe

And, of course, I follow An Paenhuysen.

I read An’s name first in an invitation from Node Center for Curatorial Studies, for an online course for Art Criticism and Writing. And then when I started following her blog (via Google+), I just loved her vlog What is art. Short, simple videos about what makes art art.

 

 

 

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1 Comment

  1. An Paenhuysen said,

    Thank you!!! Inspiring to read An

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