OSCAM x Roosje Verschoor: Double Heritage
27 augustus - 18:00 - 20:00
Double Heritage is a photo exhibition with images from eleven young photographers from Moengo, Suriname: Jean-Marc Asimia, Jair Benje, Robbert Booi, David Booi, Basta Dwight Djoe, Luigi Kertosari, Jerusa Mainsie, Linio Kastiel, Gideon Plein, Rossiano Toto and Edilson Watsaam.
The photographers worked around the themes of identity and surroundings, past and future, loss and resilience. They photographed the community, their family and friends, expressions of fashion and culture, the colonial architecture and other historical traces. These subjects play an important part in attempting to understand Moengo’s past and present.
Moengo was shaped on the one hand by colonial buildings and spaces, and on the other hand by the culture of its inhabitants. The exhibition is a document of the heritage and identity of the eleven young people who grew up in a post-industrial and post-colonial town.
At the opening, ‘Moengo!’, a photo book created from the results of this project, will be presented. In addition, there will be a spoken word performance by Tirsa With, and a musical performance by gamelan players.
Between the concrete and the sky
during the exhibition, artist Roosje Verschoor will organize workshops for a small group of young photographers from Amsterdam South-East, allowing them to tell a similar story about identity and surroundings through their cameras. The photographs from South-East will be added to the exhibition over the course of the week.
This project was initiated by artist Roosje Verschoor and made possible with support from Shared Cultural Heritage, Fonds voor Zuidoost, Gemeente Zuidoost and the Kibii Foundation.