Art Exhibition: “Microcosm” Presents 10 Aruban Artists

ARC magazine’s Holly Bynoe informs us that ten contemporary Aruban artists are presently exhibiting their work at the Residence of the Dutch Ambassador in Washington, D.C. in the exhibition entitled “Microcosm.” “Microcosm” is open to the public by appointment only from September 19th to October 13, 2011, from 9:30am to 11:30am (o appointments on weekends or on Columbus Day, October 10). Reservations must be made by emailing was-gma@minbuza.nl  with the date and time requested.

This multi-disciplinary exhibition—consisting of site-specific installations, sculpture, mixed-media assemblage, video, paintings, collage, photography and drawings—brings together the artwork of noted Caribbean artists: Ciro Abath, Joni Croes, Telka Van Dodewaard, Rob ter Haar, Glenda Heyliger, Elisa Lejuez Peters, Elvis Lopez, Alida Martinez, Osaira Muyale, Ryan Oduber and Hugo Palmar. These artists—some of which have exhibited internationally and won several awards—represent the diverse and eclectic reality of the Aruban “Microcosm” within the Kingdom.

This exhibition, sponsored by the Union of Cultural Organizations of Aruba (UNOCA) and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Social Affairs and Culture of Aruba, is part of a series of events recognizing Aruba’s 25 years of Status Aparte within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The show was curated by Laura Roulet, Gijs Stork and Renwick Heronimo.

For full description, see http://arcthemagazine.com/arc/2011/10/microcosm-presents-the-works-of-10-aruban-aritsts/ and http://annemarchand.blogspot.com/2011/09/us-premiere-of-aruban-artists-microcosm.html

For more images, see http://www.absolutearts.com/artsnews/2011/09/07/artspublish/2348913198.html

Illustration: Above: Alina Martinez’s “Untitled” (2007); below: A scene from Ryan Oduber’s short film “Muhe Frida,” on the life of Frida Kahlo.

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