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Nel Simon – Monument for emancipation

Nel Simon – Monument for emancipation

Desenkadená. Emancipation monument by visual artist Nel Simon (Curaçao, 1938). Nel Simon started out as an autodidact artist. He currently lives and works in the Netherlands. Another well known artwork by Nel Simon is the bronze sculpture ‘Mama Africa’ (1999), displayed in Museum Kurá Hulanda in Willemstad. ‘Desenkadená’ is a national monument. This bronze sculpture-group […]

Monument for Autonomy

Monument for Autonomy

Autonomie Monument (Monument for Autonomy): Steunend op eigen kracht doch met de wil elkander bij te staan. Designed by J. Fresco (1911-1990). Monument symbolizing the autonomy of the 6 islands of the Netherlands Antilles. On December 15th, 1954 the Charter for the Kingdom of The Netherlands was established. This event is commemorated yearly on December […]

Unity: Strength and Breath

Unity: Strength and Breath

‘Unity: Strength and Breath’, statue by Hortence Brouwn at Hato International Airport (2006). Limestone, 80 x 80 x 75 cm.   ‘Unity: Strength and Breath’ is a sculpture located at West Garden Plaza of Hato International Airport. It was placed at on November 22nd, 2006 at this square in front of the terraces of the […]

Painting by Ati Schotborgh in Renaissance

Painting by Ati Schotborgh in Renaissance

‘The Lovers’ Bridge’ (2008), by Ati Schotborgh (Curaçao 1933 – 2011) for the hotel lobby of the Renaissance Hotel in Willemstad, Curaçao. A large scale painting depicting the gabled houses of Otrobanda behind a wooden bridge over the sea waters at the front.   The artwork is quite large and measures 2.3 x 4 meters. […]

Monument Curaçao Slave Revolt 1795

Monument Curaçao Slave Revolt 1795

Curaçao, August 17th, 1795: Start of the slave revolt at the Plantation Kenepa, led by the slaves Tula, Carpata and Louis Mercier. Approximately 1000 slaves joined and the revolt lasted several weeks. All leaders were afterwards captured, tortured and executed. Since 2009, by initiative of Foundation National Park, 7 statues were placed marking the trail […]

“Yubi”

“Yubi”

Plenchi di Tráfiko Hubert M. Kirindongo “Yubi” at Zegu. Visual artist Yubi Kirindongo created this monument in 2001 for embellishment of the traffic square at Zegu, at his own initiative. In 2011 the monument was officially inaugurated and the square was named after the artist ‘Yubi’. Height: 27 meters, Material: Iron.

Bust of Elis Juliana

Bust of Elis Juliana

“T’abo a duna e punt’e kabuya bieu pa konopá n’é”. Bust of Elis Juliana (1927) honoring this multi disciplinary artist and preserver of the cultural heritage of Curaçao. The bronze bust by Hortence Brouwn is located in front of Kas di Kultura in Willemstad.         Inscription on placard: Elis Juliana  T’abo a […]