Thursday, April 29, 2010

San e psa

What is happening. Things are happening (San e psa) was the title of an exhibit at Pulcri Studios in The Hague featuring Kurt Nahar and Marcel Pinas (both from Suriname) and Patricia Kearsenhout (The Netherlands). The title was conceived by Nahar and referred to his idea that youth in both Suriname and in the Netherlands know little or nothing about critical historical and political events in Suriname and in particular events of the eighties. Nahar and Pina's controversial art installations arouse interest and beg an explanation. Kearsenhout's art incorporates text as the basis for her work and were equally engaging. The exhibit ran from March 13, to April 4, 2010. Luckily I had a chance to meet both Nahar and Pinas while in the Netherlands and talk and share our work.

Rinaldo Klas exhibit in The Hague

I met several artists from Suriname while visiting The Netherlands in late March including painter, Rinaldo Klas who had work exhibiting in The Hague.

On To France

Just heard today that one of my collages that I submitted to the 12th International Collage Exhibition/Exchange in New Zealand, will be going to ArtColle, the museum of collage in France. It used to be situated in Sergines, but now is housed in a stunning building, a 17th Century chapel in Brittany.

At Her Age at A.I.R Gallery

I'm working on some new collages for the "At Her Age" exhibition on Women, Sex and Age curated by Martha Wilson, artist and founder of Franklin Furnace. The exhibit is part of an exhibition series called Currents. “At Her Age” will examine how women at any period in their life, old or young, view their changing bodies.
A.I.R. Gallery, in Brooklyn NY, was founded in 1972 as the first artist-run, not-for-profit gallery for women artists in the United States.