Nanzi at Galeria Kas di Kultura Kòrsou
Exhibit of paintings and drawings inspired by the tales of Kompa Nanzi as told by local story tellers.
In March 2012 ‘Anansi Masters’ of The Netherlands visited Curaçao and Aruba. On Curaçao they organized a story telling evening at the Brionplein and invited locals to join and share their stories of Kompa Nanzi. The presentation of the evening was recorded and 18 story tellers of Curaçao can be viewed on the dvd ‘Anansi Masters – the story continues – Nanzi stories from Curaçao and Aruba’.
Kas di Kultura invited a few local artists and young students of the Adriana Academy of Arts to create an artwork inspired by these recorded tales of Kompa Nanzi. The exhibit was opened on January 19th, 2013 by mr Jean Hellwig of Anansi Masters. On the occasion Gilbert Bacilio and Sidney Joubert were honored for their efforts for the preservation of the immaterial cultural heritage of Curaçao.
Exhibit participants: Joan van Leeuwen, Sandra Leonora, Morgaine Parris, Nathaly Pas, Lorraine Rosalia, Dennis Sint Jago, Wendell Tielman, Merly Trappenberg and 5 young students of Adriana’s Academy of Arts.
Information on dvd ‘Anansi Masters – the story continues – Nanzi stories from Curaçao and Aruba‘:
“The dvd contains 32 stories that were recorded by the Anansi Masters cameras on the Caribbean islands of Curaçao and Aruba. Nanzi the spider, also known as Kweku Ananse or Anansi, can be found on three different continents. Director/producer mr Jean Hellwig captures the dynamics of oral literature and immaterial cultural heritage by filming storytellers all over the world. Watch more Nanzi storytellers on www.anansimasters.net”.