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Grrraines (SEEEDS)

Exhibition of Contemporary Visual Art
Exposition d’Art Contemporain
Vernissage 24.8. 19-21h, expo – 13.10.2019
Ouvert touts les vendredis et dimanches de 15-17:30h et touts les samedis de 10-12:00 et 15-17:30h.
The 4 resident artists show their work created in and around Bourbonne-les-Bains.
4, Place des Bains.
Les 4 artistes en résidence montrent leur travail créé à ou autour de Bourbonne-les-Bains:
Sithabile Mlotshwa: https://mlotshwa.wordpress.com
Orna Oren Izraeli: https://www.ornaorenizraeli.com
Rona Shahar: https://www.saatchiart.com/artares
Ans Verdijk: https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ans_Verdijk

https://eaclesthermes.org

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ART ‘N SOCIETY // ZOMERSALON 2019 
Een titel met een getrapte betekenis van Kunst in de Sociëteit, via Kunst in de maatschappij tot Arti in de Samenleving. Van introvert – kunst in de comfort zone van Arti – tot de vraag naar de positie die de Vereniging in de (culturele) wereld inneemt.

PRAKTISCHE INFORMATIE
Tentoonstellingsduur:  dinsdag 16 juli tot en met 3 september

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Artists:
Sithabile Mlotshwa
Kamila Wolszczak
Yuchen Li

In this group exhibition, 3 artists with their own focus, shine the light onto the hidden history, the uncovered connections and the overlooked dimensions, which have always been there.

It is a voyage of a shared history beginning with the Dutch Golden Age, which connects the dots from the past to the present.

It is a voyage through the globalism movement, in relation to our own consumption as the partaking in the butterfly effect.

It is a voyage through a dimension that is outside of anthropocentric perspective, which brings us closer to an understanding of the human/non-human dynamics.

The tension between visibility and invisibility, the subjective and the intersubjective gives body to the artworks in various forms and mixed media; drawings, paintings, collage, installation and performance.

The exhibition creates a reflexive outlook on our own positioning in this ever disenchanted yet re-enchanted world.

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Upcoming Artist in Residency: Aug – Sep

I’m pleased to be invited to continue the second phase of my artist in residency in Bourbonne Les Bains, for my ongoing project, the Primitive state of Ernest Noirot. The residency includes a collaboration with journalists, inhabitants from this region and schools. The artist in residency is from August to September 2019 at Espace d’Art Contemporain Les Thermes+Artist Residencies, in Bourbonne Les Bains, France

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Work in progress – Installation “The Primitive State of Enerst Noirot” by Sithabile Mlotshwa. Image courtesy of the artist all rights reserved.

Upcoming exhibition – July

Presentation of my project; The Primitive state of Ernest Noirot in a group exhibition at Chateauvillain, Champagne-Ardenne, officially opening on the 7th of July 2019 to the 26th of August 2019. This group exhibition is curated by Pierre Bongiovanni, Artistic director of La Maison Laurentine, Managing Director of D’abord les forêts festival, art critic, chief editor of Slunk online publication, filmmaker and producer.

Exhibition in Champagne

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The Primitive State of Ernest Noirot by Sithabile Mlotshwa

Presentation of my exhibition and new works at my artist in residency; Espace d’Art Contemporain Les Thermes in Bourbonne Les Bains by Mrs PERRIN DEROCHE Ludivine from the City Council to a VIP Éric Darbot, President of the Community of Communes.

Looking at Colonialism from the perspective of Journalism and Art

 

Connecting the dots – Artist in residency and Exhibition in Bourbonne Les Bains at Espace d’Art Contemporain Les Thermes+Artist Residencies, in France

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Connecting the dots – Roaming Artist in residency, Netherlands  starting in Amsterdam 2019

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After a year-long artist in residency in Friesland, which was part of the 2018 Leeuwarden European Cultural Capital project and international response to the theme: Iepen Mienskip. I’m pleased to continue my research-based project, In Search of Ubuntu, A Collective History, Dutch Golden Age, through a roaming artist in Residency starting in Amsterdam, that will retrace the steps of the VOC in order to connect the dots. After I have finished my Netherlands Roaming residency, this will be followed by an international roaming artist in residency where I will follow the VOC voyages through its triangular trade routes as well as connect the dots with all the chartered companies, the East and West India companies of that period. The Netherlands roaming artist in residency will include the following cities; Amsterdam, Middelburg, Dordrecht, Delft, The Hague, Leiden, Haarlem, Hoorn & Enkhuizen.

About the Dutch Golden Age

The Dutch Golden Age (17th century) was a period of great wealth for the Dutch Republic. With the East India Company (VOC), trade blossomed. Cities who were members of the VOC were among the richest in Holland, and the rich history of these cities is still visible in their many mansions, canals, churches, city walls and harbours. Art and science blossomed as well, which can be seen in the paintings of the famous Dutch Masters: Rembrandt, Hals, Vermeer and Steen. Source: https://www.holland.com/global/tourism/holland-stories/golden-age.htm

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Work in progress: Artist in residence of Sithabile Mlotshwa in Leeuwarden, Netherlands. Image courtesy of the artist, all rights reserved.

Open Studio Sithabile and Kamila Part 2

 

 

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Artist talk: Through Eyes of Slauerhoff

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Artist Talk, VanAbbe Museum – She in Art

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Open Studio Sithabile and Kamila Part 1

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Installation of Sithabile Mlotshwa, image by Sithabile Mlotshwa
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Kamila in residency image by Tomas de Loo

 

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