44 CBK Zuidoost
- Anton de Komplein 120
9 Sep-20 Nov: ‘Coloured [projections on] skin’, AiRich, Marilva Berrenstein, Eugenie Boon, Sifra Coulet, Ivna Esajas, Silvia Martes, Chimira Natanna Obiefule, Dion Rosina, Buhlebezwe Siwani
An exhibition about the perception of the body of color with contemporary visual art that deflects the colonial white gaze on bodies of colour.
The artists in this exhibition give shape to the human body in unique ways and show what it is like to be human. Upfront is their artistic expression of shared humanity that looks beyond the colour of skin. This exhibition sheds light on this dilemma of how the representation of the body blackens against the supposed neutrality of the white gaze. Its coloured projection reduces bodies to the superficiality of their skin. In contrast, the art in this exposition resists this curtailment and restores the body of colour with substance.
‘Coloured [projections on] skin’ is part of Next. Next is a multi-year program directed by CBK Zuidoost that specifically offers curators of colour the opportunity to develop and realise an original concept. They gain experience and expand their network. Next aims to support a new generation of curators who can contribute to the diversification of the art scene.
About the curator: Anthropologist Lisette van den Berg’s speciality is in visual and material culture, museology and colonial heritage. Using decolonial theory, she explores the continuity and emotional impact of the colonial past on the present.
About CBK Zuidoost
Amsterdam-Zuidoost is home to approximately 180 cultures, and has been home to the CBK Zuidoost arts center for more than 30 years. Come and explore this dynamic part of the city – you’ll be pleasantly surprised!
AiRich, Marilva Berrenstein, Eugenie Boon, Sifra Coulet, Ivna Esajas, Silvia Martes, Chimira Natanna Obiefule, Dion Rosina, Buhlebezwe Siwani