incarNations: African Art as Philosophy in Bozar

De kunstenaar Kendell Geers en  verzamelaar Sindika Dokolo zochten in de collectie van de laatste naar het wezen van Afrikaanse kunst. Ze willen in deze tentoonstelling een ‘Afrocentrisch’ perspectief innemen. Dat wil niet zeggen dat alle getoonde kunstenaars uit Afrika komen of een Afrikaanse herkomst hebben. Er zijn ook werken te zien van niet-Afrikaanse kunstenaars, zoals Damien Hirst.  Kendell Geers richtte hem in op basis van de publicatie African Art as Philosophy van de filosoof Souleymane Bachir Diagne. (op 4 oktober Artist talk tussen de twee in Bozar/ 11 oktober debatten over restitutie).

Op de tentoonstelling zelf geeft geen tekstuele uitleg. (nog tot 6 oktober 2019) Het is een aanrader vanwege de energie die er hangt en de kwaliteit van de werken. Hieronder een impressie. Er zijn ook fims, zoals van Minette Vari, en clips, waaronder van Die Antwoord.

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About me

In 2008 I was guest curator of the exhibition Black is beautiful. Rubens to Dumas. Important advisors: Elizabeth McGrath (Rubens and colleagues, Warburg institute Image of the Black in Western Art collection), Carl Haarnack (slavery in books), Elmer Kolfin (slavery in prints and paintings) en Adi Martis (contemporary art). Gary Schwartz made his research for The Image of the Black in Western Art available to me.

Black beautiful Rubens to Dumas cover
Black beautiful Rubens to Dumas cover

In 2013 my book Cobra aan de grachtCobra on the Canal, ( CoBrA artists in a private collection) was published by Samsara publications.

In 2014 my essay ‘Painted Blacks and Radical Imagery in the Netherlands (1900-1940)’ was published in The Image of the Black in Western Art Volume V (I). (ed. David Bindman, Henry Louis Gates jr.)

In 2017 I published a book about the black servants at the Court of the Royal Van Oranje family. More than a thousand documents have been found about their lives. (only in Dutch)

Cupido en Sideron Cover 30-8-2017

All photos on this site are not intended for any commercial purpose. I have tried to trace all the rules and rights of all images. As far as I know, these images can be used in this way. If you ar a copyright holder and would like a piece of your work removed or the creditline changed then please do not hesitate to contact me. 

estherschreuderwebsite@gmail.com

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