Exhibition Abath & Zanolino
Landhuis Bloemhof is excited to invite you to the opening of
ABATH & ZANOLINO
Agugust 25th, 2018
at 7 PM.
Giovanni Abath and Giovani Zanolino will share the space in the upcoming exhibition at Landhuis Bloemhof. Yes, the two Gio’s in one exhibition! Despite the fact that they share the same first name their artworks are completely different and both are definitely thought provoking.
Giovanni Abath (1974) is a self-taught artist and has been working at the refinery for 27 years. He is known for his sculptures and installations made with stainless steel. He designed the piece History in Motion for the celebration of ‘Dia di Bandera’ flag-day, at Brionplein in Willemstad on July 2, 2018. Besides working with steel, Abath also uses materials such as foam, wood, iron. This is his first gallery exhibition.
Giovani Zanolino (1986) was born in France and grew up in Curaçao since his early childhood. At age nineteen he decided to become an artist. He started this journey at the art academy of Zwolle, followed by the Limoges University in France and a mentorship with his father Philippe Zanolino, a renowned local artist. After exploring a variety of art forms and materials, he is now combining different techniques digitally to create his work and will be showing among other collages, mixed media and digitally processed paintings.
The loves in their lives, Annemiek van Rooij and Angelica Abath-Delgado, will share with us during the opening what it’s like to be in love with and share their life with these artists.
The exhibition ‘ABATH & ZANOLINO’ is on view from August 25th till September 29th, 2018.
Meet the Gio’s
Saturday morning, September 8, 2018, you are cordially invited to meet Giovanni Abath and Giovani Zanolino between 10 AM and 12 PM in Landhuis Bloemhof. Did you miss the opening but do you still want to experience a special happening in presence of the artists? Take a picture, ask about their inspiration, technique or passion? Giovanni Abath will be present for this special meet and greet.
Giovani Zanolino is in the Netherlands for a special project with AFAS Experience Center.
During the night of 21st to 22nd of September, two artworks were taken from the premises of Landhuis Bloemhof. ‘Rei di Shelu’ by Giovanni Abath and the piece ‘Eye see I’ by Giovani Zanolino.
The artwork by Abath is a stainless steel bird on wood, measuring 70 x 70 x 30 cm. It was displayed outside. The artwork by Giovani Zanolino is a print of an eye on a mirror in an oval shaped, gold colored frame, measuring 43 x 53 cm. It was on display in the front gallery.
The management of Landhuis Bloemhof hopes for the artworks to be returned, undamaged. If any one is offered these artworks, please note that they were stolen and that the artist was robbed of something he created. It is especially sad as these are two young artists who are working so hard for themselves and for the benefit of the island.
Curaçao Art sincerely hopes that the artworks will re-emerge and be returned to the artists.