‘Manumission and more’: paintings by Ken Doorson

What:’Manumission and more’: paintings by Ken Doorson (on Facebook)

When: August 25-31, 2016. Opening hours: Tue-Fri 10:00-18.00 uur / zat & zon 11.00 – 18.00 uur

Where: Galerie 23 on Facebook), KNSM-laan 307-309, 1019 LE Amsterdam, the Netherlands, tel. +31 (0)20 620 13 21


The paintings by Ken Doorson (Moengo, 1978) are special, particularly because of their historical value. During archival research Doorson stumbled upon manumission letters: the official documents of the release or redemption of slaves. Doorson used these letters by attaching them to a portrait of an imaginary person.

You are welcome to join the flash presentation of the work of Ken Doorson. On Thursday, August 25th at Galerie 23 from 17:30 to 19:30 hrs an informal meeting with the artist takes place.


Previously on the Sranan Art-blog: Colored emotions, new work by Ken Doorson.

A Dutch article about the exhibition in Afro Magazine, ‘Ken Doorson brengt zijn kleurspektakel naar Amsterdam’ by Marion Poll can be found here.

A YouTube-vdeo about Ken Doorson can be found here.



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