Saturday April 9th from 9 am to 2 pm.
Admission ANG 1,00
Saturday April 9th from 9 am to 2 pm.
Admission ANG 1,00
Thursday March 31 | 7.30 PM
Admission ANG. 8,50
Two movies with a female lead: Drie Vrouwen and Sinceramente Candy.
Sinceramente Candy by Chantal Anthonia| 26 minutes| Spanish spoken with English subtitles
Now that large groups of Venezuelans are plunged into poverty by the policies of President Maduro, an almost invisible humanitarian disaster is unfolding in Curaçao. Refugees from Venezuela leave home and hearth behind, only to fall into the hands of criminals after a dangerous journey across the sea. Filmmaker Chantal Anthonia conducted intensive research into the situation and depicted island life through the eyes of Candy, a young Venezuelan who moves to Curaçao for a better life. An uncomfortable story that the viewer will not soon let go.
Drie Vrouwen over Slavernij en Vrijheid by Ida Does| 50 minutes | Dutch & English subtitles
Wat als je je familiegeschiedenis onderzoekt en je een foto vindt van de slaveneigenaar van jouw voorouders? In 'Drie vrouwen' pleiten erfgoeddeskundige Valika Smeulders, wintipriesteres Marian Markelo en onderzoekster Ellen-Rose Kambel voor een waardige erkenning van het Nederlandse slavernijverleden
The Joy of Polylinguism
by Wes Cecil, PhD
Wednesday February 23| 7.00 PM.
Admission ANG. 10,00
On Wednesday February 23 at 7 PM, Bloemhof is hosting a lecture by American philosopher Wes Cecil. Wes Cecil is especially known for his podcasts on language, and the practical aspect of philosophical thinking. (https://www.wescecil.com/lectures). In the lecture at Bloemhof, he will discuss The Joy of Polylinguism: How does fluency in multiple languages impact the development of individuals and groups and what exactly do we mean by language? Tickets are ANG 10,00 per person, available at Bloemhof. The lecture will be in English with a Q & A opportunity afterwards.
Brigitte Wawoe and Angel Luis de la Rosa González
Opening Saturday March 12
Symbiosis – Sculptures and drawings
Brigitte Wawoe and Angel Luis de la Rosa González are both sculptors. Brigitte is known to work with stone from the Tafelberg and Angel generally works with mahogany and wood from the wayaká tree. They met each other back in 2015 during an exhibition at Gallery Alma Blou. Brigitte initially approached Angel to help around her studio with the finishing of her sculptures and to help move heavy stones. Soon their work relationship evolved into an artistic collaboration. They started selecting stones together and exchanged ideas on what they see when looking at the shapes. After three years of closely working together, they felt it was time to show the result of their collaboration in SYMBIOSIS.
Check the digital catalogue here!
According to the dictionary Symbiosis stands for the interaction between two different organisms living in close physical association, typically to the advantage of both. For Brigitte and Angel this association also means growth, identification, and connection.
For Angel the experience of working alongside Brigitte made him step out of his comfort zone. As a figurative artist he generally imposes his ideas on primary materials. This time around however he immersed himself into the abstract, playful and fantasy world of Brigitte. During this creative process Angel integrated certain elements into the way he works. He feels that this experience allows him space to reflect on the object he is working on and to freely make adjustments. It is a more organic way of working, of allowing the primary material to reveal itself instead of imposing his ideas on it.
Taking into consideration their individual way of working, their gender, age gap and culture, it was quite an experience for both artists to see how art unites. The frequency with which they exchanged ideas revealed their common passion and pushed their commitment to create art together to a higher level.
Brigitte was born in Heidelberg, Germany in 1939 and was trained at the art section of the Morley College in London and at the Vrije Academie in Den Haag. She lived in Curaçao from 1967 and moved to London in 1978. She now lives in The Netherlands but frequently returns to Curaçao to work. She has her sculpture studio at the industrial complex in Nieuwpoort. This hidden gem is tucked away on the east side of the Tafelberg at Fuik Bay. Here the Englishman John Godden started the phosphate mining company in 1875.
Brigitte has exhibited in various cities in the Netherlands and in Europe and has had numerous solo exhibitions and group exhibitions at Landhuis Bloemhof.
Angel Luis de la Rosa González
Angel was born in Santiago de Cuba in 1971. He comes from a family where both men and women were manually skilled. In 1983 Angel joined the Academia de Artes Plásticas José Joaquín Tejada and graduated as a sculpture and drawing teacher. He went on to work at Casa de Cultura in a town called Jiguani Granma. There his interaction with art and handcraft led him to discover how versatile the material of wood can be. In 1994 he returned to Santiago de Cuba and was an independent artist. Short thereafter he became president of Asociasion Cubana De Artesanos Artistas-ACAA. In 2009 he came to Curaçao, with a group of 5 artisans to work on the project of L'ALDEA, nowadays known as AMAZONIA, and stayed ever since.
In Curaçao he had 3 solo exhibitions at Gallery Alma Blou, participated in various group exhibitions and worked on various collaborations with other local artists.
Friday March 4
Entrance ANG 35.00 / US$ 20
Dear friends of the Cathedral of Thorns,
Yes! Friday 4th of March we present you another ‘Cathedral of Thorns by Night’ . It will be a magical and surprising evening hosted by our charming Melanta Ayon.
We will be premiering our short movie "Inauguration 2020" (20 minutes). In addition, a unique musical experience will be brought to you by Krioyo Ensemble with Enrico Enriquez, Rhazul Sebelon and Arjen de Graaf, Instruments: cuarta, violin and piano.
An exclusive guided tour with the architect and founder of the Cathedral, Herman van Bergen. He will be delighted to tell you the inspiring story about the symbols that have been incorporated in the building.
Entrance ANG 35.00 / US$ 20
Presale tickets are available at The Zumpiña Shop (on the premises of Landhuis Bloemhof) & at Landhuis Bloemhof during the day (9 am - 2 pm)
Ticket sale at the door: Friday 4th of March from 7 pm. at The Zumpiña Shop Santa Rosaweg #10 (Number TEN)
Exhibition and tours are from 7.30pm till 9.30 pm.
For more information check out www.cathedralofthorns.com
The Cathedral of Thorns by Night, has been made possible by Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Caribisch Gebied.
Whats App: + 59995266349
Thursday February 24 | 7.30 PM.
Admission ANG. 8,50 .
Landhuis Bloemhof is launching Hòfi Cinema, a monthly film night to encourage local and other Caribbean filmmakers to show their movies. In the first edition we have the documentary Welterusten Papa by Sharelly Emanuelson and two shorts: Sin Ayó by Elizabeth Francisco and Tahit by the young filmmaker Rovendly Welvaart. Tickets available at Bloemhof
Main film: Welterusten Papa by Sharelly Emanuelson
Different father-daughter stories are portrayed where we experience the dynamics, influences within the relationship, and the love they have for each other. The film shows us an alternative narrative about the presence of fathers in the lives of their daughters. As a result, stereotypes about masculinity and fatherhood are challenged.
Boekverdieping Vogels van Curaçao
with Michelle da Costa Gomez
Wednesday February 16
Under the full moon and the stars, I will share some of the stories behind the production of the book as well as additional stories to certain species in the book. With ample possibility for Q&A and a peek into book #2. Register for this evening by mailing email@example.com. This evening is free, registration is necessary! Donations for the use of the technical equipment is appreciated.
People – Nature – Architecture
Bea Moedt, Brett Russel, Ellen Spijkstra, Henk Leue and Monique Harbers.
Opening Saturday February 5
We kick off the new year with a photography exhibition by Bea Moedt, Brett Russel, Ellen Spijkstra, Henk Leue and Monique Harbers. They will show photographs portraying people, nature and architecture. The exhibition opens on Saturday February 5 at 10:30 AM.
Bea Moedt has been living in Curaçao since 1993. The island inspired her to pick up the camera. With her photo’s she tries to capture emotions of people with utter precision. Bea is self-taught with a deep inner urge for perfection. She photographed events like the North Sea Jazz Festival for the press. Animals, nature and airplanes are some of her favorite topics. Bea published photo books and won various prizes for her work.
Brett Russel was born in 1982 on the island of Curaçao. At 18 he moved to The Netherlands where he studied science in human movement. He’s a professional photographer since 2010 and is currently based in Curaçao. Brett started photography as a hobby, capturing just about anything like weddings, events and nature. Nowadays he works in advertising and is specialized in portraits and fine art photography. He finds inspiration in our local cultural scene, in music, like hip hop and jazz to contemporary art. His work is characterized by a balance of stylized conceptual photos with an accessible character. His work has been exhibited in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Brussels, Berlin & San Francisco.
Photography has always been one of Ellen’s favorite hobbies. Her career as a professional photographer started by chance when she decided to submit a photograph for a contest in Curaçao in 1985 for which she won first prize. Prompted by this success she started to let others see her work. Ellen exhibited internationally and was selected for many private commissions. She decided to sharpen her photography skills and did just that at the New York Institute of Photography. She moved to Curaçao in 1980 after completing her studies as ceramist at the Minerva Academy of Fine Arts in Groningen, The Netherlands. Ellen has two passions and acareers: ceramics and photography.
Henk’s interest in photography started in 1978 with a very simple camera and lens. He was living in The Netherlands at that time since 1966. He had acces to a dark room and would develop photo’s himself. In 1979 he returned to Curaçao where his passion for photography kept burning. He photographed many events and won various prizes. Henk enjoys capturing the wild nature and has a special love for country houses.
Monique Harbers takes underwater photos and loves shooting nature, ruins and architecture. Her work has been shown in many exhibitions, both in the Netherlands and Curaçao, including 2 solo exhibitions in the Netherlands; one in the muZEEum in Vlissingen and the other one at the Curaçaohuis in The Hague. In Curaçao, at the artists lounge of the Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival, amongst others. In 2005 and 2006 she decided to follow several photography courses at the Fotogram institute in Amsterdam. She lives and works on Curaçao since 2009 where she documents the beauty of the island with her camera.
Afro Caribbean Dance workshop by Vali Leonora,
with Ruchi Isidora (drum), Russel Soleana (percussion),
introducing Charleston Maria on drums
Saturday February 26
10.00 am - 12.00 pm
You are invited to let the Afro Caribbean rhythms inspire you to express yourself through dance. This evening is dedicated to our esteemed percussionist Ompi Tio who regretfully passed away on January 18.
Bloemhof Experience by Night
Landhuis Bloemhof, Cathedral of Thorns & Number Ten Café
Friday February 4
6- 9 PM
xperience nature, art and history at night at Landhuis Bloemhof, the Cathedral of Thorns and Number Ten on Friday February 4. This is your chance to see the cathedral lit at night, wander around the Bloemhof gardens in the dark and have dinner at Number Ten (reservations required).