VALERIE VAN LEERSUM

artist based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

WAT SAMEN MET MIJ MEE GING

An exhibition with work by (inter) national artists who temporarily lived and worked in Amsterdam South-East and reflected in their work on this part of Amsterdam. The AIR exhibition ZuidOost#2019 shows work by various artists who were inspired by South- East and its residents. Valerie van Leersum has spoken with residents of South-East, originating from Suriname, about objects and customs/rituals that connect them to their birthplace. These objects and their accompanying stories form the basis for a series of works that reflect on the importance of shaping our connection with the earth, ancestors and each other.

These objects and their accompanying stories form the basis for a series of works that reflect on the importance of shaping our connection with the earth, ancestors and each other. It concerns a series of wall works and a tablecloth with accompanying textual film. The cloth shows the objects, food, symbols that the residents have brought forward. The film (spoken in Sranang, visible in Dutch) tells about its use and value.

For a request to the link of this film; you can contact info[at]valerievanleersum.nl.