movt nr. 9: Holland Mijn Mars

Commissioned by: Wendelien van Oldenborgh & Lucy Cotter for Cinema Olanda Platform at Witte de With. Costume design by: Marga Weimans Witte de With transformed into an adaptable platform for groups and individuals who have informed Cinema Olanda, artist Wendelien van Oldenborgh and curator Lucy Cotter’s presentation in the Dutch pavilion of the 57th Venice…

Krut’krutu

Landvreugd takes the dynamic model of the Krut’krutu (an Afro-Surinamese gathering in which issues of governance (bestuur) and issues of law are brought before the members of society) to focus on linguistic and curatorial strategies surrounding art made by Afro subjects in the Dutch context.

movt nr. 8: Prodo

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 these bassins a contemporary sculpture was created.

Notes on Imagining Afropea

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 hybrid. In Landvreugd’s practice as an artist, he complements his visual work by exploring a sense of belonging, processes of identification and self-identification, and by positing the significance of his creative endeavours in relation to that of his peers.

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….

De ontmoeting met Anana zal nog wel even uitblijven

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…

Atlantic Transformerz – Dakar

While representing the Netherlands at the Dak’Art Biennial 2014, Charl Landvreugd completed the last part of the Atlantic Transformerz project (2010 – 2014) in Senegal.   Filmed at the most western point of Africa île de Ngor, looking over the Atlantic Ocean. The project was generously funded by the Mondriaan Fund in the Netherlands and…