Group exhibition Renobashon
Landhuis Bloemhof commemorates the 50th anniversary of the
May 30, 1969 uprising with an art project titled
A multi-disciplinary art project consisting of a visual art exhibition; a debate ‘Bridging the information gap about May 30, 1969’; a cultural evening with performances, music, and theater; and an open invitation to the public to join us in creating the Walk of Dreams for Curacao.
Saturday, July 6th Bloemhof will kick off this project with the opening of the visual art exhibition Renobashon, at 10 AM at Landhuis Bloemhof.
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About the project
At the beginning of 1969, the Curacao Chamber of Commerce invited an American consultancy firm to promote the start, growth, and development of small enterprises. After the May uprising, it was very clear that all sectors of society should be included in these conversations, and hereto the Renobashon Foundation was formed. The foundation used Landhuis Bloemhof as a meeting place.
From: ‘Social Intervention in Curacao: A Case Study’ in which social scientists summarized and studied the Renobashon process in the seventies, Landhuis Bloemhof quotes:
‘Leaders of different island fractions had surprisingly similar visions of Curacao future, but they were generally unaware of their shared dreams.’
Landhuis Bloemhof presented this quote to artists of different disciplines, for their contribution to the art project Renobashon, taking the work of the Renobashon Foundation as their source of inspiration.
The opening takes place Saturday, July 6, 10.00 AM with special performances of the tambu-group Mi Zjilea and a theatrical performance by Rudolf Crispulo with musical accompaniment by Eric Calmes.
Participants: Ariadne Faries, Corinne Boyé, Annemieke Dicke, Bert Knubben, PITO POLO, Martie Genger, Suzet Rosaria, Giovani Zanolino, Merly Trappenberg, Morgaine Parris, Bethyamin van Nieuwenhuizen, Margarita Haakmat, Quirine Guato, Hilma Koelman, Rochelle Monte, Maghalie George, Brigitte Wawoe, Luisa Capriles, Susan Rudolph, Avantia Damberg, Giovanni Abath, Robert van Haren and Evelien Sipkes.
* Debate. On August 9th the youth will get the opportunity to ask those who experienced the May 1969 uprising questions about what happened
* Cultural event. On September 5th performance artists, writers and poets will get the opportunity to present their reflection on 30 May 1969.
* Walk of Dreams: from July 6th to September 7th the public can write their dream for Curacao on a coral stone. Together these dreams will form the walk of Dreams for Curacao.