Starting off the new year IN READYTEX ART GALLERY: ‘UDUBAKI PART Two’

What: Exhibition UDUBAKI part two, showcasing artwork from artists Hanka Wolterstorff, Paul Chang, Reinier Asmoredjo, Rinaldo Klas, Roddney Tjon Poen GieWilgo Vijfhoven, Humphrey Tawjoeram (YouTube), Danasion Akobe (aka Dona) and Lola Ankarapi. The Surinamese master artist featured in this exhibition is Kit-Ling Tjon Pian Gi. The exhibition also features work of Remy Jungerman.  

When: Friday January 7th, 2022, until Saturday January 29th, 2022, during the regular opening hours from Monday-Friday from 8:00 am-4:30 pm, and on Saturday from 8:30 am-1:30 pm. In accordance of course, with the COVID-19-measures.

Where: Readytex Art Gallery (RAG), Steenbakkerijstraat 30, Paramaribo, Suriname

Curator-in-residence Miguel E. Keerveld / PHOTO Courtesy Readytex Art Gallery (RAG)

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Starting Friday January 7th, 2022, Readytex Art Gallery (RAG) will showcase the next edition of the group exhibition or art manifestation, UDUBAKI part two, once again with work from artists affiliated to our gallery, as well as work from several guest artists. This exhibition is the fourth art manifestation within the year-long project ALAKONDRE: A space in time, under the direction of Curator-in-Residence and artist Miguel E. Keerveld, who also enables other artists to take on the curatorship role. The first exhibition was LUNAR. After that followed Udan Liris, and UDUBAKI part one.

With UDUBAKI part two, curator-in-residence Miguel E. Keerveld focuses on images and/or sensations that refer to the feminine and are reminiscent of the inner child. With these themes as point of departure, he selected works by Hanka Wolterstorff, Paul Chang, Reinier Asmoredjo, Rinaldo KlasRoddney Tjon Poen Gie, Wilgo Vijfhoven, Humphrey Tawjoeram (YouTube), Danasion Akobe (aka Dona) and Lola Ankarapi; the ‘local master’ is Kit-Ling Tjon Pian Gi. The exhibition also features work of Remy Jungerman. Out of her great appreciation for his oeuvre, RAG chose to include him in this exhibition as an honorary artist.

This part of UDUBAKI continues to build on our artistic research and conversations about the role of ‘Alakondre’ in Surinamese art. Miguel makes UDUBAKI part two from the concept I kroywara I: I walk with you and you walk with me. His inspiration comes from the term and custom koiwara of the Kariña, a Caribbean-Indigenous community that uses fire during rituals and for the preparation of their agricultural plots. First, for the general preparations moshiro, in which everyone is involved. That is followed by koiwara, a family ritual among mothers and children, during which woodpiles of insufficiently burned tree trunks and branches are burned again. Miguel selected the works of the before-mentioned artists based on this inspiration and the question: To what extent are women and children recurring elements in Surinamese visual imagery?

UDUBAKI part two is on display from Friday January 7th until Saturday January 29th, 2022. Due to the COVID-measures there will not be an opening reception. You are most welcome to visit during the regular opening hours of the gallery. 

If there is sufficient interest Readytex Art Gallery will schedule guided viewing sessions for individuals or small groups on Saturdays, so please let them know (through WhatsApp: 0894 5911 or e-mail: info@readytexartgallery.com) if you are interested in those.

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Please enjoy the slideshow ‘The making of …’ / PHOTOS Courtesy Readytex Art Gallery (RAG)

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