Conceptual Art as a Pathway to Intercultural Dialogue
Warm up your winter by joining us for an informative moderated discussion and Q & A on how art, in intersecting cultural esthetics, can create respect and appreciation that defies borders and differences.
Remy Jungerman (b. 1959, Suriname) lives and works in Amsterdam. He attended the Academy for Higher Arts and Cultural Studies, Paramaribo (Suriname), before moving to Amsterdam where he studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. His work explores both Afro-diasporic culture and the Western modernist art tradition. Since his first group exhibition in the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum, Jungerman has participated in several solo and group exhibitions worldwide. In 2008 he received the Fritschy Culture Award from the Museum het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands.
Afro-Surinamese spirituality, or Winti, has become an increasingly dominant theme in the work of Remy Jungerman (b. 1959), who was born in the small Maroon community of Moengo in Suriname on the northern Atlantic coast of South America. Jungerman has lived in the Netherlands for two and a half decades. Like the microphones in his earlier sculptural work, his current wall-mounted installations seek to translate and communicate, interweaving Old and New World messages through different media and new localities. They simultaneously validate “outsider” aesthetics in “insider” spaces and interlock in conversation two completely different worlds.
His work has been featured in numerous publications and has been acquired by various institutions and private collectors worldwide including: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; Museum Het Domein Sittard; Zeeuws Museum Middelburg; Museum de Paviljoens Almere; NAI Rotterdam; Fries Museum Leeuwarden; Africa Museum Berg en Dal; Museum for Modern Art, Arnhem; Rennies Collection, Vancouver; Art Omi Collection, NY; and The Francis J. Greenburger Collection, NY.
This exhibition and residency is sponsored, in part, by NEA, the Dutch Consulate, Mondriaan Fund, and the Netherland-America Foundation.