A presentation by artist Heike Tjepkema
about her future project with René Tosari and about her own work and book.
We are happy to invite you to our 5th Thursday-Night-Feature for
this year, on Thursday May 3rd. On this evening you will be able to
enjoy a presentation of Heike Tjepkema, a guest artist from the Netherlands, introduced
to us by artist René Tosari, with whom she is working on a joint project for
the near future.
Heike Tjepkema lives and works in Amsterdam,
Senegal and Gambia. She makes art installations, videos and animations. The
environment plays an important role in her work. The artist is currently in Suriname to, among other things, do research for her future project
with René Tosari and to
create work. She has a longstanding relationship with René and in 2014 the two
made an animated movie called ‘Mi sa
singi a son opo kon’. The new project, which is still in its concept phase,
has the temporary working title Tosari and friends. The original idea is
to make an exhibition with several artists, in Suriname as well in the
Netherlands. The crossover of ideas could become a point of departure. During
her stay in Suriname Heike and René Tosari will continue working on the project
During the TNF of May 3rd Heike will give some insight into
the initial ideas for this project, and she will also introduce the visitors to
her own work. She will talk about her soon to be published book ‘Alles
lijkt wat het is’, a graphic novel that contains drawings, sketches and
paintings with in the sidelines a story that consists of random thoughts,
poetry and fragments from e-mails that she exchanged with friends over the past
3 years. In a digital
presentation Heike will show images of her works and a short video. She will
also read short fragments from her book.
On this TNF you can also, as always, enjoy the
varied collection of artworks on display throughout the entire gallery. The
doors of Readytex Art Gallery will be open for this TNF on May 3rd, from
7:00 – 9:00 pm and Heike Tjepkema’s presentation starts at 7:30 pm. We hope to
welcome you for this special presentation!