Las huellas de la erosión en koekenstad, Venezuela-Antwerp

Installation. An exhibition looking into the history of the fusion of cultures, like a rough diamond transformed into a multi-layered, multi-facetted city that once had the sweet odour of biscuits and chocolate.

Review by Sandra Caltagirone – extract
“C’est un regard d’Indienne originaire d’un pays dont l’histoire est marquée par la colonisation que l’artiste porte sur la ville flamande enrichie grâce aux colonies, mais un regard empreint d’humour et de subtile poésie. / Ainsi l’exposition Las huellas de la erósion en Koekenstad se conçoit-elle comme une histoire dans laquelle l’érosion est un agent de transformation qui conduit à la fusion entre le Venezuela et la “Ville des biscuits” (Koekenstad), surnom donné à Anvers en référence aux nombreuses biscuiteries qui, autrefois, répandaient leurs effluves sucrées jusqu’au cœur de la cité.”

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Nada cambiará mi percepción / Nothing will change my perception. Collages 34 x 51cm 2015.

“It is an Indian look from a country whose history is marked by the colonization that the artist covers the Flemish city enriched through the colonies, but a look tinged with humor and subtle poetry. / Thus the Las huellas of erosion exposure Koekenstad is partly seen as a story in which erosion is a process agent that leads to fusion between Venezuela and the “City of biscuits” (Koekenstad) nickname in Antwerp in reference to the many bakery that once spread their sweet fragrance to the heart of the city.”

full review by Sandra Caltagirone, L’Art Même – Une histoire d’erosion et de fusion – French – pdf

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gallery EVA STEYNEN.DEVIATION(S) Antwerpen, Belgium 2015
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center > Entre dos Mares / Between two Seas. Photography: fishing floater 1mt50 x 47cm
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Theatre de l’univers / Theatre of the universe. Puzzel 1000, Christoffel Plantin 1587, 68×48,5cm
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Bala Perdida II / Lost Bullet II. Painting-cut 40x50cm
LAS HUELLAS DE LA EROSIÓN EN KOEKENSTAD. Traces of Erosion in Koekenstad. Photo of Peonia seeds on “The Erection of the Cross” by P.P. Rubens 87 x 57cm
 2015
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Las Huellas de la Erosión / The Traces of Erosion. Basket with 10 pieces : kite – leaves, Uña de Danta – leaves from Anvers Botanical – Guyanese forest fungus – sword – curl by artist – leaves from La Corona – quartz from Los Tepuis, Venezuela – shark tooth found in Antwerp – mangue seed from Adicora, Venezuela.
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Amazona / Amazon. Painting-collage 38,5 x 49cm
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La Santa. Object and feathers found in the paths between Venezuela and Europe
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El Primer encuentro / The First contact. Painting-multicouche 30,5x40cm
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Eco. Two shells, elastic 10x15x17cm
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El Dialogo / The Dialogue. Orange peels and old pieces of clay Trujillo, Venezuela, 13 x 14cm
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Mal Necesario / Necessary Evil. Zinc, impressed by hand 17 x 8,5cm
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Mal Necesario / Necessary Evil. Installation: water container, wood, bambu, clay
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La estrategia de llegar de último / The strategy to reach last. Video-performance, loop 12min
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La Princesa receptora de conciencia / The princess receptor of awareness. Painting reproduction, thread, ceramic 38x29x8cm
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Especulas / Spéculos. Series of clay pieces with native graphics, 
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