Krut’krutu

Commissioned by: Van Abbe Museum, for Becoming More as part of the Deviant Practice Research, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2017 Becoming More # 9: ‘krut’krutu’ 27/05/2017 11:00 – 14:00 Location: Studio Van Abbemuseum Convened by: Charl Landvreugd Participants: see below Charl Landvreugd examines the visual strategies used by Dutch Afro artists. He argues that the dialogue dominated…

movt nr. 8: Prodo

Commissioned by: CBK Zuid Oost, for Kopro Beki Prodo, CBK Zuid Oost, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2016 Kopro Beki is a Surinamese tradition in which copper basins, filled with colorfoul cloth and other wares are used to serenade at a diversity of Afro Surinamese cultural and religious events. Inspired by the visual language and cultural heritage of…

Notes on Imagining Afropea

Published in: Open Arts Journal, Issue 5, July 2016 image: movt nr. 4: Mill Stone Ruff, 2010, Photographic C-Print Abstract The title of this article refers to a form of imagining that takes place from a personal and artistic subject position. Imagining, it is assumed, is always a given feature of creativity and inevitably culturally…

movt nr. 8: Oso

Commissioned by: Mondriaan Fonds, for Prospects & Concepts, Van Nelle Fabriek, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2016 Fragment uit Prospects & Concepts 2016, een uitgave van het Mondriaan Fonds. Interview: Noor Mertens. Noor Mertens: Hoe zou je je werk beschrijven? Charl Landvreugd: Ik kijk in mijn werk naar een continentaal-Europese Afrosubjectiviteit en hoe deze vorm krijgt in de…

movt nr. 8: The Quality of 21

Commissioned by: Small Axe for sx visualities., New York, New York, USA, 2015 Video: 7 minutes Essay : “When We Start Thinking: Charl Landvreugd’s Multivalent Afropean Aesthetic” by Rosamond S. King   The work takes it’s inspiration from Charl’s research at the Research Center for Material Culture where he looks at the role of photography…

movt nr. 8: Destination Inner Space

Commissioned by WORM for Afrofuturism Now! Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2015 Performance – character, albert heyn shopping bag, car light, camera Installation– 5 screen video, smoke, mirror ball, soundtrack Review by Viktor Evink: The installation consisted of three walls, divided into five areas to which short fragments of moving imagery was projected. The fragments – a…

movt nr. 8: Robby

Commissioned by Moengo Triennial, Moengo Suriname, 2015 Photographic installation “A series of photographs and one mirror form the contribution of Charl Landvreugd to ‘Tembe fu libi’. From left to right the images become more abstract, blurry even. In the first picture one can see the artist himself, standing still in an open space, the opening…

movt nr. 8: Lobi Singi (2015)

In Destination Inner Space (2013), Landvreugd reflected on the different sources that create the uniqueness of what may be described as a Continental European Blackness. The visual and aural bombardment of styles, the mash up of spoken word, music, reversals and song surmounted in a catchy performance if one had the chance to witness it….

movt nr. 8: /ˈblakdʒak/

after Black Jack (Mapplethorpe 1982) – Private collection Netherlands /ˈblakdʒak/ # 2   /ˈblakdʒak/ # 1

De ontmoeting met Anana zal nog wel even uitblijven; Het onderzoek van Charl Landvreugd belicht vanuit het perspectief van zijn beelden

Beeldende kunst: Moderne Nederlandse Beeldhouwkunst De ontmoeting met Anana zal nog wel even uitblijven: Het onderzoek van Charl Landvreugd belicht vanuit het perspectief van zijn beelden (edited) Virginité de l’Europe #1 (2012) Kasper Tromp, Leiden University (c) 1. Thema’s in het werk van Charl Landvreugd Landvreugd werkt in verschillende media, ik vroeg hem hoe zijn…

“If you are a big tree, we are a small axe.” : sx 45

sx 45: Volume 18, Number 3 45, November 2014, DUKE University Press * Wayne Modest: On the Self-Evidence of Blackness: An Interview with Charl Landvreugd where he speaks about Blackness and Dutch-ness and the Caribbean intellectual Tradition. * Charl Landvreugd: Atlantic Transformerz -movt nr.7: Evident “If you are a big tree, we are a small…

Selfportrait: I am not doing anything until I feel the need

Commissioned by Joanneke Meester; Selfportrait: I am not doing anything until I feel the need (2014) is a conversation with Miguel Villalobos’ image of Jason Whipple, 2006. It is made for the perpetual daily calendar, I am not doing anything until I feel the need. This conceptual and collaborative artwork is be available in bookshops and museum…