This exhibition shows a series of ‘material paintings’ that contain recognizable pieces of discarded material and are used again in a new way. They have nothing in common with their original existence. Rademaker creates a whole new reality in these series. To avoid all reference or suggestion to their former lives, the works have no titles, but are numbered and refer only to themselves. This allows the viewer the space to use his/her feelings and fantasy to interpret the work. Next to the visual arts, multi-talented Philip Rademaker is also well reputed among others as a poet, writer, actor, scene director and illustrator. His poems are striking by his expressive and flowery use of the language Papiamentu. Besides poetry Rademaker also published several essays and short stories. In 2000 Bos di Buriku (the voice of the donkey) was published, a collection of 37 poems that was published again in 2008 in a special edition for the secondary schools in Curaçao. In 2006, together with Sinaya R. Wolfert, he published a photo book Otrobanda, a timeless poem of Curaçao, about a barrio in Willemstad. You can come and visit and see ‘Traces’ up till the 6th of June, 2009. Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.