Artist Patricia Kaersenhout will come to the Van Eyck for studiovisits. She will give a public talk on her work on Tuesday 25 September at 16:30 in the auditiorium.
All welcome to join.
Patricia Kaersenhout is an artist/activist/womanist. Born in 1966 in Den Helder, Holland, Kaersenhout has pursued an artistic path exploring the relationship between her background from Suriname (on the north-east coast of Latin America) and her Western European education. The common thread of her work raises questions about the movements of the African diaspora and its connections to feminism, sexuality, racism and the history of slavery. She considers her art practice to be a social one. With her projects she empowers (young) men and women of colour and supports UN documented refugee women.
Proud Rebels is a project about an important black feminist wave which took place in the 80ties and was funded by CBK Zuidoost and Amsterdam Fund for the arts. In 2015 she went to Dakar invited by the Dutch embassy to do a preventive project on female trafficking. She is a regular lecturer at the Decolonial summer school in Middelburg, the Black summer school in Amsterdam and at B.E.B.O.P (Black Europe Body politics).
She just finished a community project quoting The Dinner Party of Judy Chicago. Only this time black women and women of colour who are erased and forgotten by Western European history, are honoured. Her recent solo show Blood Sugar deals with the painful history of enslaved people, blood and sugar. By revealing forgotten histories, she tries to regain dignity.
She frequently shows her work in the Netherlands and abroad. In November 2017 she participated in Prospects 4, the New Orleans Biennial. This year she was selected to participate in Manifesta 12 in Palermo, Italy. Her work is represented by gallery Wilfried Lentz in Rotterdam