It Takes Two
Visual artists from Curaçao, Rien te Hennepe and Marjon Wegman are exhibiting in Surinam. The show is titled ‘It Takes Two’ and features sculptures by Rien te Hennepe and ceramics by Marjon Wegman. Both artist use local materials for their artworks.
The opening took place on November 15, 2013. Alida Neslo, a Dutch-Surinam actress opened the exhibition in a friendly, informal way by interviewing the two artists. On the whole the exhibition was enthusiastically received. The two artist are pleased with the event and feel they were able to positively promote the visual arts of Curaçao in Surinam.
The opening of the exhibition was held at the hotel Residence Inn. After November 20, 2013, the remaining artworks were moved to Berg en Dal, were they will be exhibited till the end of January 2014.
Rien te Hennepe came to Curaçao in 2002, together with his wife Marjon Wegman. Rien soon discovered the stones of De Tafelberg, a tabletop mountain, which are used by a select group of local sculptors. Rien became so intrigued by the colors and structures of the stones that he too started sculpting. In the meantime he has held several exhibitions (also together with Marjon Wegman) and has done a few amazing projects, like in 2006 when Rien organized a sculpting course for the visually handicapped clients of Fundashon Pro Bista.
Marjon Wegman was born in Curaçao. She is well known in Curaçao for her miniature drawings of monumental houses and buildings on leaves of the local grape-tree. Recently she was involved with the exhibition ‘Talento Skondi’ at the gallery of Landhuis Bloemhof.