What’s Up Elsewhere?

Sranan Art’s choice of international art events:




What: Marshe di Artesania, a monthly local handicraft market to promote the work of artists & artisans, every second Saturday of the month. And everything is, of course, … made in Curacao! Since its start in February 2012, Gallery Alma Blou created the opportunity for local artisans to display their craft works to the public. By doing this on a regular basis, the public came to rely on the craft market to purchase their unique presents or home decorations directly from the artisans themselves.

When: Every second Saturday of the month, 10:00-14:00 hrs (Tea Garden is open too!) Next: Saturday January 09, 2016

January 2016: Introduction #curacaofolkart

gall alma folk
January 9, 2016: Marshe di Artesania
The Tea Garden is open from Monday-Friday 10:00-16:00 hrs and Saturday from 10:00-14:00 hrs.

Tea Garden
Tea Garden

Where: Gallery Alma Blou, Landhuis Habaai, galleryalmablou@gmail.com, 4628896, Curacao

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Gallery Alma Blou
Gallery Alma Blou
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The Netherlands


What: Unland (also on Facebook), a group exhibition with Simone Bennett, Quinsy Gario, Inti Hernandez, Robbert van der Horst, Nour Eddine Jarram, Jane Jin Kaisen, Vladimir Tomic & Ana Pavlovic. Curator: Sasha Dees

When: September 8-October 22, 2016. Tue-Sat: 10:00-17:00 hrs, Thu: 10:00-20:00 hrs

Where: CBK Zuidoost (also on Facebook), Anton de Komplein 120, Amsterdam, the Netherlands



What: Art workshop Mural by Brian Elstak
When: October 8, 2016, 10:00-14:00 hrs
Where: CBK Zuidoost (also on Facebook), Anton de Komplein 120, Amsterdam, the Netherlands



What: Navigating the Imaginary by Anouk Griffioen & The Back Room by Esma Yiğitoğlu, curated by Mariette Dölle (KRANENBURGH, culturele buitenplaats Bergen)
When: October 6-December 4, 2016
Where: TENT RotterdamWitte de Withstraat, Rotterdam, the Netherlands




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’50 Surinaamse Kunstschatten’ by Bart Krieger / PHOTO Courtesy Bart Krieger

The book is available for SRD 65 in Suriname at the following points:

Choi Noord, Tweekinderenweg 99, Paramaribo

Choi Zuid, Johannes Mungrastraat 17, Paramaribo

Faranaz, Hermitage Mall, Lalla Rookhweg, Paramaribo

Parbode, Wichersstraat 10a, Paramaribo

Readytex Art Gallery, Steenbakkerijstraat 30, Paramaribo

Vaco (on Facebook), Domineestraat, Paramaribo


The book is available for EURO 30 in the Netherlands at the following points:

Athenaeum, Spui 14-16, Amsterdam

Boekhandel van Pampus, KNSM-laan 303, Amsterdam-Zeeburg

CBK Zuidoost (on Facebook), Anton de Komplein 120, Amsterdam Zuidoost

Eldorado Boekencollectief

Pölki, Reigersbos 60, Amsterdam

Premsela, Van Baerlestraat 78, Amsterdam

Rijksshop, Rijksmuseum, MUseumstraat 1, Amsterdam

Scheltema, Rokin 9, Amsterdam


What: Figurativism; from Cobra to Studio Job

When: until March 16, 2016

Where: Textielmuseum, Tilburg, the Netherlands



What: Crossing the Water, solo exhibition by Remy Jungerman (also on Facebook)

When: April 11-August 16, 2015

Where: Haags Gemeentemuseum, Stadhouderslaan 41, Den Haag, the Netherlands

The title Crossing the Water is a reference to Jungerman’s own passage from Modernism to the African diaspora perspective in his study of the geometric. Since 2014 he has been working on panels, abandoning the restrictions in terms of shape and colour dictated by the De Stijl movement – his great inspiration – and, using specific textiles, reintroducing the influences of Winti rituals. Jungerman uses traditional fabrics, and also batik-based fabrics made by the Dutch manufacturer Vlisco. For him, this symbolises the economic ties and exchanges between the different cultures in which he lives.

Invitation ‘Crossing the Water’
remy in nrc
Article from NRC Handelsblad, April 23, 2015




What: 15th Istanbul Biennial

When: September 16-November 12 2017

Where: Istanbul

The 15th Istanbul Biennial will take place between 16 September and 12 November 2017. The 15th edition of the biennial will be curated by the artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset. Elmgreen & Dragset (Michael Elmgreen, dr.h.c. and Ingar Dragset, dr.h.c.) are an artist duo who have worked together since 1995. Their artistic practice spans many genres, including installation, sculpture, performance, and theater. Their work has been included in the Istanbul (2013, 2011, 2001), Liverpool (2012), Singapore (2011), Moscow (2011, 2007), Venice (2009, 2003), Gwangju (2006, 2002), São Paulo (2002), and Berlin (1998) biennials. The artists were shortlisted for the Hugo Boss Prize, Guggenheim Museum, New York in 2000 and won the Preis der Nationalgalerie, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin in 2002. In 2012, Elmgreen & Dragset were selected for London’s Fourth Plinth Commission in Trafalgar Square. They were awarded honorary doctorates at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in 2015.

The conceptual framework of the 15th Istanbul Biennial will be announced at a press meeting to be held in fall 2016. The media preview of the biennial will be on 13 September, and the professional preview on 14 and 15 September 2017.

Elmgreen & Dragset


United States


What: From May-July 2015 Remy Jungerman (on Facebook) was invited by Marc Straus Gallery (on Facebook) for a residency in New York City. On July 19, 2015, from 11:00am-18:00pm you’re cordially invited to the Open Studio (on Facebook) to see the result from the three months residency

When: July 19, 2015, from 11:00am-18:00pm

Where: 286 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002, USA




Interesting website with newsletter

Caribbean In Transit is a Caribbean Art Journal.

Subscribe to the newsletter here. On the website find a call for papers. A quote from a recent post:

“The arts is a form of action,” wrote Caribbean intellectual and choreographer Rex Nettleford. As action, the arts can be an effort inclined toward a pursuit of social change. The arts can be political acts. The arts can liberate ways of being and refashion ways of thinking in our world. The arts can be used to transform communities and transfigure societies.”


In Development – Christopher Cozier, solo exhibition

When: January 25-March 16, 2013 | Opening: January 25, 2013, 18:00-20:00

Where: David Krut Projects, 526 West 26th Street, 816, New York, NY 10001, USA

In this exhibition, Cozier cuts geometric patterns out of paper, a pattern derived from suburban concrete “breeze bricks”, used throughout the Caribbean. In Cozier’s work, this familiar pattern represents the possibility and longing of those in political and social transition across the world.

The pattern can be downloaded here so that everyone who wants to, can get to work and contribute to the final work of art.

In Suriname Christopher Cozier is best known for his curator-ship in Paramaribo SPAN.

In Development
In Development


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