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VITRINA EXHIBITIONS ta un ‘proyecto piloto’ cu ta enfoca riba e comunidad creativo y artistico di Aruba. E meta ta pa ofrece un espacio di presentacion pa artistanan local como tambe actividadnan cu ta interesante y relevante pa e communidad creativo di Aruba. Nos a invita tres artista local pa presenta algun di nan obranan existente den un di e vitrinanan di Wolff & Co. Studio, situa na e di tres piso di Royal Plaza. E vitrina aki a wordo adecua como un espacio di exhibicion unda un y tur por pasa dilanti y admira e obranan na cualkier momento di dia. Cada exhibicion lo dura 1 luna y lo wordo acompaña pa algun actividad relevante na e tema di e practica di e artista. E exhibicionnan lo tuma luga na juli, september y november di 2023. 

 

VITRINA EXHIBITIONS a nace for di e deseo di Wolff & Co. Studio pa habri nan espacio na otro creativonan local. Ken Wolff ta elabora cu e studio a nace cu e vision di ta un espacio di creativonan pa creativonan. Banda di esaki, Plataforma Aruba su proyectonan semper tin como meta e desaroyo di e practica di artistanan visual di nos isla. Esaki ta wordo realiza door di ofrece un pago (artist fee) pa e labor artistico como tambe creando material educativo y academico tocante e practicanan local aki, den nos idioma. 

VITRINA EXHIBITIONS ta un colaboracion di Plataforma Aruba y Wolff & Co. Studio y ta wordo realisa cu e sosten di Mondriaan Fund.
 

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VITRINA EXHIBITIONS is a pilot project focused on the community of creatives and visual artists in Aruba. Our goal is to offer a space for local artists to present their work and interesting activities for the creative community of Aruba. We invited three local artists to show some of their existing works in one of the windows of Wolff & Co. Studio, located on the third floor of Royal Plaza. This vitrine has been refurbished as an exhibition space where anyone can pass by and admire the works at any time of the day. Each exhibition will last 1 month and will be accompanied by relevant activities related to the artist's practice. The exhibitions will take place in July, September, and November of 2023. 

VITRINA EXHIBITIONS was born out of the desire of Wolff & Co. Studio to open its space to other local creatives. Ken Wolff elaborates that the studio was born with the vision of being a space for creatives by creatives. In addition, our projects have always had as their goal the development of the artistic practice of local visual artists. This is achieved by offering a payment (artist fee) for the artistic work as well as creating educational and academic material about these local practices, in our language. 
 
VITRINA EXHIBITIONS is a collaboration between Plataforma Aruba and Wolff & Co. Studio with the support of the Mondriaan Fund. 
 

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Pa e di dos exhibicion di VITRINA EXHIBITIONS nos ta presenta e obra di Irvin Aguilar, un artista visual y diseñado grafico local. Aguilar ta uza e medio di ‘print-making’ pa explora e proseso di creacion di arte y pone enfasis riba e labor tras di e profesion di un artista. 

E instalacion ALKIMIA ta un invitacion pa drenta den e atelier di e artista, un espacio intimo di produccion, y presencia su "ritual" di transformacion unda e ta materialnan ‘normal’ ta bira un obra artistico. E titulo di e exhibicion y e obra ta aludi na e capasidad di e transformacion aki. Mescos cu un alkimista ta transforma materialnan comun den cosnan precioso, asina tambe un artista ta transforma conceptonan, pregunta, y materialnan den obranan di arte. E trabounan di Aguilar por parce tin biaha ‘incompleto’ of ‘leu di e standardnan di print-making clacico," pero en realidad bo ta mirando e proceso di transformacion. 

E masker cu e tin bisti ta un metodo di proteccion cu ta transforma Aguilar den UN print-maker, unda e manera persona no ta mas cu un intrumento di creaccion artistico. Nos por wak e obra como un comentario tocante e complehidad di e relacion entre anonimato, intencional of no, y e artista.


E ‘performance’ lo tuma lugar durante e apertura di e exhibicion solamente. Despues di esaki, e instalacion lo keda den e vitrina pa publico te dia 8 di oktober.

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Our second VITRINA EXHIBITION showcases the work of Irvin Aguilar, a local visual artist and graphic designer. Aguilar uses the medium of printmaking to explore artmaking’s own process and highlight the labor behind the profession of an artist. 


The installation ALKIMIA, is an invitation to step into the atelier of the artist, an intimate space of production, and his ‘ritual’ of transforming materials into an artwork. The title of the exhibition and the piece allude to these capabilities of transformation. Just like an alchemist transforms common materials into precious things, so does an artist transform concepts, questions, and materials into works of art. Aguilar’s works may sometimes appear incomplete or ‘below the standards of classical print-making’ but in reality, they reveal the process of transformation. 


The mask he wears is a mode of protection and changes him into THE print-maker,  where he himself, as a person, becomes only an instrument for the production of the work. In a way, it touches upon the anonymity of artists as can be seen in for example street graffiti, where the focus lies on the work and not who the artist is. As such, it can be seen as opening the discussion about the complexities of the anonymity, intentional or not, of an artist.

The performance will take place on the opening night only, after which the installation will remain on view until the 8th of October.

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Trudy Lampe, naci na e bario di piscado di Savaneta, Aruba, tin un conexion profundo cu e mundo natural cu a duna forma na su bida y su practica artistico. Rodona pa laman y e paisahenan di Aruba, Trudy a desaroya un amor pa naturalesa. 

 

E fascinacion di Trudy pa arte y ceramica a cuminsa for di tempran. Na 1976 ela tuma su prome curso di ceramica na Fundacion Artesania Arubano, cu a stimula su conexion profundo cu klei. Na 1977 ela bay Hulanda pa sigui desaroya su practica artistico na Ateliers 1280. 

 

Despues di bolbe na Aruba, Trudy a busca conecta cu artistanan y artesanonan, stimulando e intercambio di ideanan. Na 1980, ela establesé su estudio di ceramica, trahando diferente tipo di pieza comercial y mustrando asina su talento. Inspira door di e paisahe di Aruba y e pinturanan nativo riba ceramica, Trudy a cuminsa incorpora su pintura den su ceramica pa asina amplia su dominio di diference media artistico pa inclui palo, ornamento, y canvas. 

 

Na 2014, Trudy a cuminsa un exploracion nobo yama "Kima Terra." E ta uza klei e mes ta colecta di e tera di Aruba, y e ta transforma esaki den creacionnan den ceramica, honrando e herencia di Aruba. Kima Terra ta representa un esfuerso colaborativo entre e artista y e naturalesa, reflehando e repet cu Trudy tin pa pasado y su conexion cu su tera.

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Trudy Lampe, born in the fishing village of Savaneta, Aruba, has a deep connection to the natural world that has shaped her life and artistic journey. Growing up surrounded by Aruba's sea and landscapes, she developed a love for nature. 

Trudy's fascination with art and ceramics began early. In 1976, she took her first pottery course at Fundacion Artesania Arubano, sparking a profound connection with clay. In 1977, she moved to the Netherlands to further develop her skills at Ateliers 1280. 

In 1980, she established her pottery studio, creating various commercial pieces and showcasing her talent. Drawing inspiration from Aruba's landscapes and native ceramic paintings, Trudy started incorporating her paintings onto pottery and expanded her artistic pursuits to include driftwood, ornaments, and canvas. 

In 2014, Trudy embarked on a new exploration called "Kima Terra." Using clay collected from Aruba's earth, she transforms it into ceramic creations that honour the land and Aruba's heritage. Kima Terra represents a collaborative effort between the artist and nature, reflecting Trudy's reverence for the past and her connection with the land. 
 

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Would you like to know more about Trudy's work?

Check out the short-documentary KIMATERRA II.

Bo kier sa mas di Trudy su obra? Check out e documentario KIMATERRA II.

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Ceramica ta un di e medionan artistico mas antiguo y versatil. E material aki a wordo asocia cu artesania y obhetonan practico, pero den e ultimo añanan nos por mira e medio aki wordo uza mas y mas den bellas artes. 

 

Hopi artista ta gusta e textura, e contacto directo y con nan no por premira e resultado final di e material aki.

 

Den e charla aki, cu a tuma luga dia 27 di juli 2023, e invitadonan a profundisa mas riba e material aki, kico ta encera traha cu klei y con cualidadnan di ceramica ta influencia nan practica artistico. 

 

Invitadonan: Trudy Lampe, Velvet Zoe Ramos y Anthony Croes.

Moderado: Ana Maria Hernandez

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Ceramics is one of the oldest and most versatile artistic mediums. This material has been associated with handicrafts and practical objects, but in recent years we can see this medium being used more and more in fine arts.

Many artists love its texture, the direct contact, and how they can't predict the final result of this material.

In this talk, which took place on July 27, 2023, the guests went deeper into this material, what involves working with clay, and how the properties of ceramics influence their artistic practice.

Guests: Trudy Lampe, Velvet Zoe Ramos, and Anthony Croes. 


Moderator: Ana Maria Hernandez

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