Curaçao Art website online
Press release February 27th, 2013:
Curaçao Art launches a unique art website.
From now on Curaçao has a comprehensive place to discover and explore all that makes up the world of art on this creative Caribbean island: www.curacao-art.com has officially been launched.
The Curaçao Art website brings all that is happening in the world of art on to one site for a comprehensive look at this very creative global destination. Curator drs. Josée Thissen-Rojer is working with the artists and galleries to present an up to date look at what is going on in the world of art. The website includes art news, photos of works of art, artist profiles, art gallery and art event information and will be updated regularly so it will be a timely resource. The website will team with social media on Facebook and Twitter and e-Art letters will keep subscribers informed about the latest developments in the visual arts on Curaçao.
“Curaçao Art is a platform where those interested in art can find everything about the visual arts of Curaçao. The website improves the accessibility to information about galleries, artists and their art. We finally have a platform for showing the world what we have to offer. Many foreign visitors to Curaçao are interested in the art and culture, and the island has much to offer. With the website we invite everyone to take a look and if one is interested, it is easier to go further and explore our visual arts scene”, explains Josée Thissen-Rojer.
“The visual arts of the Caribbean are world-wide in the spotlights and art is another important feature in all that Curaçao has to offer. This initiative of the foundation ‘Curaçao Art’ with a website is not only unique in its field but it is fresh and original to present Curaçao abroad in combination with the visual arts’, ads Ghatim Kabbara of the Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB). CTB will promote the site internationally.
Daisy Casimiri, owner of Mon Art Gallery states: “The visual Arts of Curaçao are Caribbean but they are different from other countries in the region. We are a country where many people come and go and where there is a lot of international interaction. This is reflected in the art and creates a unique image/profile that is difficult to put into just one category or genre. Art lovers are often pleasantly surprised by our cultural mix and how it affects our art. To them it is new. With major local art exhibitions at home and abroad we have shown the world how special the visual arts of Curaçao is and this new website makes it even more accessible to an even wider global audience.”
If interested in Curaçao Art visit the site and register for the e-Curaçao Art News Letter, and/or become a friend on Facebook and/or follow Curaçao Art via Twitter.
About Curaçao and the visual arts of Curaçao
Curaçao is an island in the southern Caribbean Sea near the Venezuelan coast. Like its sister Islands Aruba and Bonaire it forms part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The variety in the contemporary visual arts of Curaçao, is a result of its many sided history. Aspects like the historical Dutch influences, politics and religion, slavery, architecture, the cultural mix and the tropical island life, are recurrent themes in the visual arts.