Thursday-night-feature September 8th: Kurt Nahar talks about his residency at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, USA.
The upcoming Thursday-night-feature (TNF) of Readytex Art Gallery has, per exception, been moved from the first to the second Thursday of the month, to the 8th of September. On this evening visual artist Kurt Nahar talks about his recent experience as artist-in-residence (AiR) at the Joan Mitchel Center In New Orleans. Kurt Nahar was the first international artist-in-residence at this center that offers a space for creative development to many American artists each year. Rosie Gordon-Wallace from Diaspora Vibe Cultural Art Incubator (DVCAI) in Miami, who is following Kurt Nahar for many years now, was the initiator for this residency.
Nahar’s residency at the Joan Mitchell Center ran from July 11th until August 5th. With the support of Readytex Art Gallery in Suriname and Rosie Gordon-Wallace of Diaspora Vibe Cultural Art Incubator (DVCAI) in Miami, the artist prepared for his trip and the project he would do during his AiR. In New Orleans he would focus on the worldwide refugee crisis, including the crisis in New Orleans whereby countless residents from that area had to flee their homes after hurricane Katrina. What is interesting to note then, is how after several days in the USA, the artist becomes so intrigued by a different subject that he completely changes the theme of his residency project. His new theme is based on a subject that is playing out quite prominently in present-day American society: the subject of police brutality and the resulting ‘black lives matter’ movement.
During Kurt Nahar’s presentation at the Thursday-night-feature of Readytex Art Gallery on September 8th, guests will have the opportunity to hear and see more about his residency in New Orleans, about the days thereafter at the DVCAI in Miami, and about the art he created in the USA. Some of his new art works will be displayed in the gallery. Make sure not to miss this fascinating exhibition! Please join us in the gallery on Thursday September 8th from 7:00 until 9:00 pm. The presentation of Kurt Nahar starts at 7:30 pm.