Nation in Transition

Nation in Transition

Curaçao, February 15, 2014.

Landhuis Bloemhof is opening a unique exhibition by young, up and coming artists on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Opening words by Sinuhe Oomen, manager of Landhuis Bloemhof.
Presentation of poetry by Benjamin Martis of the ‘Heartbeat Foundation’, Fundashon Ritmo di Kurason.

Landhuis Bloemhof
Sta. Rosaweg 6
Curaçao

Participating artists
Ailsa Anastatia, Carl Ariza, Avantia Damberg, Marvi Johanna Franco Zapata, Saneeya Kanga, Pito Polo, Brett Russel, Omar Sling, Babette de Waele and Giovani Zanolino.

Introduction by Landhuis Bloemhof
The title ‘Nation in Transition’ is inspired by the late Nelson Mandela who successfully guided the transition of his nation from a society with Apartheid into a democratic and free country where all races have more opportunity to prosper and also by the vision of prof. dr. ir. Jan Rotmans, who developed the transition theory.

We are not in an era of changes but in a change of era! The young nation of Curaçao has seen fundamental changes in a short period of time: becoming an autonomous country within the kingdom on 10-10-’10, the democratic weakness that followed, the assassination of the popular political leader Helmin Wiels; the obvious causes of many social economic problems within the society are bluntly not dealt with….

The bottom-line is: do we give away the control of these changes? Or are we going to shape the society ourselves? How will our nation transform? Whom to decide? ‘Nation in Transition’ is a paradigm of changes towards a goal; for the artist, to make a statement and to express through art!

Landhuis Bloemhof
Sta. Rosaweg 6
Opening hours: Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.