Tula, Shared History in Villa Maria

Tula, Shared History in Villa Maria

Kas di Kultura and Plataforma Sklabitut i Herensia di Sklabitut invites you to the opening of

Tula, Historia Kompartí / Tula, Shared History
Commemoration of October 3, 1795.

October 3, 2017
19:00 – 21:00 hrs.

Villa Maria
Van Den Brandhofstraat
Scharloo Abou.

Based on the publication by drs. Charles Do Rego MBA: ‘Slavery and Rebellion 1795’.
Curated by Josée Thissen-Rojer

Participating artists:
Giovanni Abath, Ailsa Anastatia, Avantia Damberg, Didi Dometilie, Ariadne Faries, Johanna Franco Zapata, Omar Kuwas, Garrick Marchena, Ashley Mauricia, Philip Rademaker, Suzet Rosaria, Ellen Spijkstra and Giovani Zanolino.

The exhibition remains till November 12, 2017. For opening hours, see page bottom.

The 1795 fight for freedom by the enslaved in Curaçao
On August 17, 1795 the enslaved people of the Knip Plantation in Curaçao informed their master shon Caspar van Uytrecht that they wouldn’t work for him anymore. Thus started a slave rebellion at the end of the 18th century in Curaçao, that would later become known as The great slave rebellion of 1795. The most important leader of the uprising was Tula, enslaved at the Knip plantation.

In spite of it’s importance for our history, we have almost no artefact or objects to make the event visual for present generations. Charles Do Rego, was the first person to thoroughly investigate the archives and create a publication, with maps to explain where and how everything took place.

Using the publication by Charles Do Rego, Josée Thissen-Rojer invited 15 artists to create a visual arts exhibition about the 1795 slave uprising. Each artist chose a part of the story that most appealed to him or her. Then they were each asked to create an artwork in their own style and medium. Some artists chose a historic figure, others were inspired by important events.

Publication by Charles Do Rego, together with the artworks by local visual artists form a very special and important exhibition in the exhibition rooms of Villa Maria. This exhibition was meant to take place in Museo Tula at Landhuis Knip, but regretfully the museum was no longer available. Villa Maria is a solution to still bring this special exhibition to a large public.

Curator Josée Thissen-Rojer named the exhibition: Tula, shared history.

Opening hours
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. From 9 AM till 4 PM.
20, 21, 22 October,
27, 28, 29 October,
3, 4, 5 November,
10, 11, 12 November.