I hope your new year has started wonderfully.
I'm happy to tell you that i will be taking part in a group exhibition called HET HAPERENDE LICHAAM/THE VULNERABLE BODY at the CBK Zuidooost . The show will be on until 31st of March 2018.
I will be presenting my work called Aesthetic of Shyness.
Thank you and very best
Helen Zeru Araya
‘The Vulnerable Body’ is an exhibition of artworks about the physical limitations of the body and/or the impact of emotional distress. In this exhibition, ‘Illness’ or impairment is not always understood as something depressing or negative, but as an experience which can’t be ignored in everyday life. Physical and emotional suffering is something everyone is affected by at some point in their life, so this group show is about what is both familiar and strange or unexpected. The thirteen (international) artists participating in The Vulnerable Body make (often) intimate work about bodily or emotional differences that are very much part of their lives or someone close to them. For some artists in the show, making art has a therapeutic effect. For others it is a way to visualise the reality of living with their own or others’ susceptible, unreliable bodies.
participating artists: Liz Atkin (UK), Gita Hacham (NL/Zweden), Sonja Hillen (NL), Ji-Min Huang (NL), Raymond Huisman (NL), Jan Kleingeld (NL), ), Hannah Laycock (UK), Immy Mali (Uganda), Jo Pearson (UK), Aram Tanis (NL), Siobhan Wall (UK/NL), Rosalinde C. Zeidman (NL), Helen Zeru (Ethiopië).
The exhibition closes on Saturday March 31th.
Curators: Renske de Jong (CBK Zuidoost) and Siobhan Wall (artist/curator). For both of us, the theme of illness has personal relevance and for a long time we were looking forward to bringing together the diverse artworks for this show. As curators, we wanted to create a themed exhibition about the way artists are affected by their own or other people’s physical and emotional vulnerabilities.