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…


The idea for the QUAQU_ KWAKU inhabited exhibition came about through an ongoing discussion on art and its use between Ivette Forster (director of the Kwaku Festival) and artist/researcher Charl Landvreugd The discussion centered on the possibilities of integrating fine art practices into the Kwaku festival. Thinking about the fact that many of the contemporary artists are…


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…