On 26 June 2010, this exhibition was opened at the Open-Air Museum “Fort Nieuw Amsterdam” in Commewijne, Suriname. In the cells of a former prison, I’ve presented my art works under the title NEGERWHITE – identity & image.
Inspiration came from philosophizing across the border, related to the contrast between identity and image. Self-reflecting and pushing these borders have been influencing the process and my search for balance. The documents presented aim to challenge the Others and myself.
This exhibition was a metaphor to take spectators along, in pushing boundaries. We often doubt whether we make the right choice. Is a choice correct, if it feels right, if it is certain, or if it gives security?
To quote EdKe:
“(…) Suriname, a young nation, is a developing country with opportunities and possibilities. This dynamic environment encourages me to seize those opportunities and go for my dreams. With self-confidence, I will reach the place where I want to be. My work is an invitation for those who want to take the trouble to look at the world through my eyes. (…)”
impression of presented works @ NEHROWHITE