Lusette points out that the Curaçao art scene is not up to par with the art scene in the Caribbean or Latin America. “If it continues like this, we’ll miss the boat, because the art scene is developing internationally”, Lusette concludes. “We have to profile ourselves as a country that deals with art in a socially conscious way”. For that reason, she also believes that Curaçao should delve...Read More
In the exhibition Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera A Love Revolution the Cobra Museum for Modern Art also focuses on contemporary artists who are inspired by Frida Kahlo. One of these artists is the Uruguay-born photographer Diana Blok. Two of her photos, inspired by Frida Kahlo’s work, are part of the exhibition.
Suzet gives the characters in her paintings striking hairstyles and headdresses, for instance in a circular shape or in the shape of a bowl or ‘sickle’, and every now and then she even goes beyond the framework of the canvas. In this way, she gives form to all the thoughts circling around in her head.
During this latest lockdown, it’s also difficult to get materials, because specialty shops are closed and that’s very a very critical issue because, in January 2021, Ailsa starts preparing for her participation in the Kunstroute Open Stal Oldeberkoop, in the Netherlands, which takes place from July 17th through August 15th, 2021. It’s the oldest art route in the Netherlands, and in 2021 it...Read More
by Josée Thissen-Rojer
The current COVID-19 pandemic has shaken up everyone’s daily lives to some extent, and things are no different in the visual arts sector. In this series, we visit local visual artists and ask what changes they’ve experienced and how they’re dealing with the situation. This time, we’re talking to Ashley Mauricia. Because strict measures related to the...Read More
Philippe is an artist because that’s his calling in life. “If the world is currently dealing with a crisis”, he says, “that also means we’re on the road to healing and recovery. Art plays an important role in this process of transformation.”
During the lockdown in March and April 2020, he’s still able to make things, thanks to his creativity. He uses leftover paint, for example, to make pendants for necklaces, and he seizes the opportunity to write poetry. “A good artist creates his own materials”, he responds laconically.