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Remy Jungerman: Behind the Forest

20 November 2021 00:00 - 13 März 2022 00:00

Remy Jungerman is one of the Netherlands’ most important artists. Behind the Forest presents a number of key artworks produced over the past fifteen years and includes new works created specifically for the occasion.

Jungerman’s sculptures, installations, panels, collages and screen-prints trace pathways of patterns from Maroon culture in Suriname, the African Diaspora, and the visual idiom of 20th-century Modernism. He is looking for an autonomous visual language by initiating a dialogue between abstract geometric patterns drawn from a multiplicity of visual traditions.

The exhibition’s title, Behind the Forest, is a direct reference to the Bakabusi. For which reason, Jungerman takes 2005 as the starting point for this overview of his artistic oeuvre. Jungerman draws parallels between the geometric patterns of traditional textiles indigenous to Maroon culture, and Modernism. Connecting, juxtaposing or contrasting cultures is intrinsic to his pursuit of an autonomous visual language, which deftly interweaves the cultures of the countries that define him: Suriname, the Netherlands and the United States.

More info: https://www.stedelijk.nl/en/exhibitions/remy-jungerman-2#content

Picture: Remy Jungerman, WISE WORDS, cotton textile, kaolin (pimba), gin bottles, photo prints, tile, map, wood, 172 x 173 x 23 cm, 2010, Courtesy the artist and Galerie Ron Mandos, Photography: Aatjan Renders

Remy Jungerman: Behind the Forest
Stedelijk Museum

Amsterdam
Netherlands

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