About the part that art plays in a globalising society

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Charl Landvreugd

Charl Landvreugd was born in Paramaribo, Suriname and grew up in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Aesthetically, politically, theoretically as well as practically, black is the base color in his practice. Landvreugd has studied at the Goldsmiths College (London) and Columbia University (NYC), and continued his investigations of black and Blackness. He explores the plurality of black hues and advocates for distinctions in black diversity.

Although Landvreugd works as a visual artist, creating mainly sculpture, installation and video. He has also a wide experience as a curator and a writer, working in Europe, the Caribbean and the United States. Charl Landvreugd uses Black as an instrument to speak off our communal efforts to bridge cultural gaps worldwide.Since 2009, Landvreugd has already shown his work in New York, London and Amsterdam, and also is his home country, Suriname, along with some of the other artists presented in this exhibition at C&H art space.

Despite of his short career, this young artist has already developed three artist residencies, participated in several publications and curated exhibitions with other artists, all related to black-Dutch artists in Dutch society.

In 2011 he curated the exhibition Ag­nosia, at Centrum Beeldende Kunst Zuidoost in Amsterdam. With Ag­nosia Charl Land­vreugd ex­plores dif­fer­ent ex­pres­sions of the vi­su­al lan­guage of black Dutch artists. For this group ex­hi­bi­tion Land­vreugd se­lect­ed artists who were born and/or grew up in the Nether­lands. He wants to show how their po­si­tion as Black Eu­ro­peans is vis­i­ble in their work. With Ag­nosia Land­vreugd ex­plores sev­er­al ex­pres­sions of Black Dutch vi­su­al lan­guage. In this ex­hi­bi­tion he in­ves­ti­gates the Black Dutch artist land­scape by means of a sculp­ture of Felix the Rooij, draw­ings of Avan­tia Damberg and Faranú, paint­ings of Patrick de Vries, a mural by Tiques­tar Il­lu­mi­nat Rex, ce­ram­ics by Brian Coutin­ho and a per­for­mance of Rose Manuel.

In 2012 he participated in the exhibition Who More Sci-Fi Than Us, contemporary art from the Caribbean curated by Nancy Hoffman.


Exhibition: Common Ground

Featuring work by Charl Landvreugd and Antonio Jose Guzman


Lecture: The work of artist Patricia Kaersenhout and artist Charl Landvreugd
Artists Patricia Kaersenhout & Charl Landvreugd will each present a lecture on their artistic practice.
Open lecture series: Influence of colonialism on artistic expressions in former Dutch colonies
March/April 2017.
Symposium: Art as Resistance #1
One day symposium on art as resistance, focusing on diversity, involving communities and the local relevance of a place.
Close Encounters of the Caribbean Kind II. On Decolonial Aesthetics and European Blackness
Lecture and round table discussion in the context of the exhibition Who is more sci-fi than us?