During the conversation Surinamese-Dutch Artist Remy Jungerman will talk on 10 February about how is work is influenced by Afro-religious esthetics. Jungerman is an independent fine artists and curator who lives and works in Amsterdam, he is considered one of the influential black fine artists in the Netherlands.
His talk will be held at Studio Charl Landvreug, Putsebocht 76 B, Rotterdam The Netherlands on 10 February 2013 - 15:00 – 17:00.
Remy Jungerman has a fascination for the Afro-religious esthetics, that
connect him to the African Diaspora and the religious knowledge of his
Maroon ancestors in Suriname. His fascination includes altars, colors
and (grid) patterns in cloth used in rituals, objects used in offers and
libations. Through this fascination he developed into a multimedia
artist working with installations and collages. Some of the main themes
in his work are trans-nationality, belonging and the way knowledge
exchange between cultures.
Read more about the talk here.
Below an interesting video entitled "Happy Land Apuku Return Blue Eye", which is about Jungerman and his art project in the city of Moengo
in Suriname, the place of his birth and the place where he has left more than twenty years
ago. Happy land refers to a place in that region and
Apuku is a god in the Afro-Surinamese religion Winti.
The project is part of a Dutch artist in residence project in Moengo.
One of the artists who also appears in the video is Maroon artist Marcel Pinas. In the video
he talks about how he wants to develop the region by attracting tourist with
his art projects.
If you want to know more about Maroon communities check the website of
Abeng Central . The website is edited by Anouska kock.