An Afternoon with Remy Jungerman

An Afternoon with Remy Jungerman

HVCCA Winter 2017 Artist-in-Residence

Conceptual art as a pathway to intercultural dialogue

February 18, 2017

3:30 – 5 PM

Reception to follow

Warm up your winter by joining us for an informative moderated discussion and Q & A on how art, in intersecting cultural esthetics, can create respect and appreciation that defies borders and differences.

Remy Jungerman (b. 1959, Suriname) lives and works in Amsterdam. He attended the Academy for Higher Arts and Cultural Studies, Paramaribo (Suriname), before moving to Amsterdam where he studied at the GerritRietveld Academy. His work explores both Afro-diasporic culture and the Western modernistart tradition. Since his first group exhibition in the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum, Jungerman has participated in several solo and group exhibitions worldwide. In 2008 he received the Fritschy Culture Award from the Museum het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands.

Afro-Surinamese spirituality, or Winti, has become an increasingly dominant theme in the work of Remy Jungerman (b. 1959), who was born in the small Maroon community of Moengo in Suriname on the northern Atlantic coast of South America. Jungerman has lived in the Netherlands for two and a half decades. Like the microphones in his earlier sculptural work, his current wall-mounted installations seek to translate and communicate, interweaving Old and New World messages through different media and new localities. They simultaneously validate “outsider” aesthetics in “insider” spaces and interlock in conversation two completely different worlds.

His work has been featured in numerous publications and has been acquired by various institutions and private collectors worldwide including: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; Gemeente Museum; The Hague; Museum Het DomeinSittard; Zeeuws Museum Middelburg; Museum de PaviljoensAlmere; NAI Rotterdam; Fries Museum Leeuwarden; Africa Museum Berg en Dal; Museum Arnhem; Art in Embassies; US Department of State; Suriname; Museum for Modern Art, Arnhem; Rennies Collection, Vancouver; Art Omi Collection, NY; and The Francis J. Greenburger Collection, NY.

This exhibition and residency is sponsored, in part, by NEA, the Dutch Consulate, Mondriaan Fund, and the Netherland-America Foundation.

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1701 Main Street
Peekskill, NY 10556
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Times: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Presenter: HVCCA
Presenter Phone: 914-788-0100
Presenter Website: www.hvcca.org

Sponsor Message

This program is funded in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional funding comes from the Mondriaan Fund, The Dutch Consulate, and the Netherland America Foundation