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Circus Terminal Worldwide Suriname
(22 Jul 2014 - 27 Jul 2014)

From July 23 until July 27, Readytex Art Gallery presents an interesting international collaborative exhibition in De Hal, Grote Combéweg 45. This exhibition Circus Terminal Worldwide Suriname, is the last stop of an artist-led collaborative traveling art project which launched in London in 2012. Since then Circus Terminal Worldwide has traveled to Spain… France… Thailand… USA… Holland… New Zealand… and recently Slovenia… and we are proud to host the final showing of the exhibition here in Paramaribo, Suriname.

What makes this exhibition fascinating, is the vast amount of artworks and international artists that it involves. Starting in 2012 in London with 98 works from 41 artists, the exhibition has steadily grown with each new location along the way, to now include approximately 380 works of art from 97 international artists (including 12 Surinamese) at its last stop here in Paramaribo.

Circus Terminal Worldwide is a project of ‘Uncooked Culture’, an artist-led initiative led by Chutima Kerdpitak better known as Nok (London/Thailand). The aim of the project is to transcend traditional boundaries set by institutional art. As such the project offers a platform to a wide range of artists, including ’Outsider Art’, work from self-taught artists who are often not associated with or supported by galleries or other traditional art institutions. As the Circus Terminal website states: “Circus Terminal will endeavour to turn the world’s individual components into one delicious cake that will celebrate the differences and similarities of all human beings and who they are through their art. Scheduled to depart from boundaries from all across the globe, the show will be gathering evidence of life journeys”.

Surinamese artist Rinaldo Klas met Nok in 2010 when they were both Artists in Residence at Vermont Studio Centre (VSC) in the USA. They became good friends and together with several other artists residing at VSC at that time, they formed the ‘Gihon River Collective' which exhibited in London in 2010. When Nok started Circus Terminal Worldwide in 2012, she immediately involved Rinaldo Klas, and his work has been part of the exhibition since the very start. When the exhibition traveled to Philadelphia in the USA in 2013, Klas was there to participate in the activities of the US program.
In support of Rinaldo Klas as our partner artist, and as part of our mission to strengthen international relationships and collaborations that our artists develop as their careers progress, Readytex Art Gallery is happy to host Circus Terminal Worldwide in Suriname.
Circus Terminal SURINAME will thus be led by local artist Rinaldo Klas and artist and founder of ‘Uncooked Culture’, Chutima Kerdpitak (Nok) from London/Thailand, in collaboration with Readytex Art Gallery. Joining Nok on her visit to Suriname will be participating artist Daniel Chrisjohn Benson from the USA.
Added to the work of the 85 international artists, will be that of local artists Dhiradj Ramsamoedj, George Struikelblok, Hanka Wolterstorff, Kenneth Flijders, Kit-Ling Tjon Pian Gi, Kurt Nahar, Reinier Asmoredjo, René Tosari, Roddney Tjon Poen Gie, Sri Irodikromo and Wilgo Vijfhoven. .
Circus Terminal Worldwide Suriname is open to the public from Wednesday, July 23 until Sunday, July 27, from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

The exhibition program will include several artist led activities yet to be announced. Please closely follow all updates on the Facebook pages of Readytex Art Gallery https://www.facebook.com/Readytex.Art.Gallery and Circus Terminal Worldwide https://www.facebook.com/CircusTerminalWorldwide/timeline.

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Featured artist(s)

Dhiradj Ramsamoedj
Dhiradj Ramsamoedj is well known for his paintings as well as for his three-dimensional artworks. His series of Flexible man sculptures have made quite an impact. Coming from a family of several tailors, textile was a natural material for Dhiradj to experiment with.
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George Struikelblok
George Struikelblok’s work is impressive and emotional.  He uses acryl mixed with oil paint in earthly colors and pastels mostly on canvases of at least one by one meter ...
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Hanka Wolterstorff
Hanka Wolterstorff is best known for her intricately molded ceramic sculptures made from several thin, delicate sheets of clay. She creates lovely, often small, sculptures that are almost always finished with shiny glazes in bold and beautiful color combinations.
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Kenneth Flijders
Kenneth Flijders is a versatile artist who is best known for his colorful acrylic paintings of scenes from daily life and nature. He also works in other styles and techniques, and particularly loves to create artworks in various printing techniques.
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Kit-Ling Tjon Pian Gi
Kit-Ling Tjon Pian Gi has dealt with different subjects throughout her career, but nature - in its spiritual or physical form - and women, are recurring themes in her artworks.
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Kurt Nahar
In his bold and often confrontational art, Kurt Nahar addresses controversial social and political issues, locally and globally. Simple objects, collage techniques and a creative use of words, are characteristic to his art.
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Reinier Asmoredjo
Reinier Asmoredjo’s greatest source of inspiration is the cycle of life, with women playing a key role therein. Of special significance and strong symbolic meaning in most of his compositions are circles, often represented in the sun, fruit, or the female form.

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Rene Tosari
Paintings by René Tosari are often recognized for their unique texture, achieved by his combined use of acrylic and oil paints on his canvases. He is also well-known for his socially engaged graphical prints and paintings.
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Rinaldo Klas
Rinaldo Klas is especially well-known for his acrylic paintings in which he brings man and nature together in colorful and harmonious compositions.
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Roddney Tjon Poen Gie
Roddney Tjon Poen Gie is a versatile artist who transforms materials found in nature into unique artworks. His driftwood sculptures are decorated with acrylic paint in colorful abstract patterns.

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Sri Irodikromo
Sri Irodikromo is especially well-known for incorporating various cultural symbols and patterns as well as multiple art techniques including stenciling, embroidery and batik, in her paintings.'
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Wilgo Vijfhoven
Wilgo Vijfhoven’s art is generally recognizable for its predominantly red and yellow color palette and the subtle nude female silhouettes that are usually his main theme.
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