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: 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…

Debat SMBA: Am I Black

EN | NL The Anglo-American art world has available to it a very well-developed Afro-American and Black British (critical) theory from which the works by Black artist can be positioned in a broader general social discourse. This fact is also applicable to the African continent and the Caribbean. Up until now there is no official…

Movt nr. 2: Atlantic Transformerz

year: 2010 – 2014 materials: HD video – Digital Photography context: started during the residency at BijlmAir in the Bijlmer, Amsterdam, Netherlands. The work consists of 4 videos made on the 4 continents around the Atlantic Ocean.   Atlantic Transformerz explores the multiplicity of hues in the color black, and makes an issue out of…