Surinamese artists in ‘ONE BARE FOOT SQUARE’, Amsterdam

The exhibition ONE BARE FOOT SQUARE opening in the Outsider Art Gallery in the Hermitage Amsterdam is the most recent initiative of Chutima ‘Nok’ Kerdpitak (also on Facebook) and her ‘Uncooked Culture’ art platform. This artist and curator was also the initiator of the international travelling exhibition Circus Terminal, which in collaboration with Readytex Art Gallery had its final stop in De Hal in Paramaribo, Suriname in 2014.


It is incidentally an artist initiative during that exhibition in De Hal that inspired the idea for ONE BARE FOOT SQUARE. On the opening night of Circus Terminal the artists affiliated with Readytex Art Gallery each painted a series of small canvases of 15 x 15 cm, which were pinned on a large panel, together creating the look of a colorful mosaic.

ONE BARE FOOT SQUARE is a collaborative artist-led travelling mosaic canvas. Artists create a One Foot square canvas forming a bigger piece with variable dimensions depending on the exhibition space.

ONE BARE FOOT SQUARE starts in the Netherlands with 73 international artists from 15 different countries. Participating from Suriname, are visual artists Rinaldo Klas, Kit-Ling Tjon Pian Gi, Shaundell Horton and Sancha Sullivan.

Outsiders, Neo-Outsiders & artists from all other Squares, will be contributing their creations as its Uncooked boundary-crossing recipe progresses. The mosaic canvas will project a spectrum, weaving together each individual’s life journey; reflecting on their experience, hopes, thoughts & imagination through their diverse practice, from doodles, painting, stencil to mixed media.


What: ONE BARE FOOT SQUARE (also on Facebook)

When: Opening: Saturday July 30th from 3:00 pm–5:00 pm. The exhibition is on display until August 13th 2016 and entrance is free

Where: Outsider Art Gallery in the Hermitage Amsterdam (, Neerlandiaplein 1, 1018 DR Amsterdam, the Netherlands






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