Van 18 t/m 28 mei 2017 is in de bibliotheek van het Van Abbemuseum Grond-geest te zien. In Grond-geest worden een 14-tal boeken van Ricardo Liong-A-Kong, die op de een of andere manier betrekking op Suriname hebben, getoond.
De tentoonstelling –samengesteld door Jacq van der Spek– maakt deel uit van een reeks presentaties van het Dutch Art Institute binnen het 10-daagse project Becoming More van het Van Abbemuseum.
Op donderdag 25 mei van 13:15 - 13:45 zal Ricardo Liong-A-Kong bij Grond-geest ook een aantal ‘Berichten uit Suriname’ (in het Engels!) voorlezen.
Adres: Van Abbemuseum, Bilderdijklaan 10, 5611 NH Eindhoven,

grond-geest in van abbe museum

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Living and working between Hengelo, Arnhem, and Paramaribo, Ricardo started making artist's books around the mid-eighties. Since 1991 his books are published under the imprint Ambassade van Bukistan. They contain subtle and poetic visual and textual observations on plant species and seeds, (family) relations, children’s games, mappings, language, and social behavior.
When in Suriname, Ricardo regularly updates his friends and colleagues in the Netherlands by sending them 'Notes from Suriname'. Over the past years, he has been presenting these notes at public reading sessions in the Netherlands, accompanied by audio and video materials, as well as homemade peanut soup.
The selection at the Van Abbe specifically highlights Ricardo's books on plantations in Suriname. The books presented at the library are available at the museum shop and at

Part of the public program of Dutch Art Institute on Thursday, May 25
Today our four Roaming Academy classes will conclude their year-long trajectory (including study and collaboration on location in Boston, Casablanca & Ait Ben Haddou, Mexico City, and Salvador da Bahia resp. between March 13 and March 27, 2017 ) with four public presentations in the context of the Caucus Becoming More.

Apart from an opening, a book launch + performance, a radio station, and a durational event in the context of the Roaming Academy classes, DAI is furthermore delighted to present a selection of artist books by Ricardo Liong-A-Kong, a member of the DAI's office team since 2003.

Public program:

13:15 - 13:45 Van Abbemuseum / library. Grond-geest: display of books & reading: Notes from Surinam (Ricardo Liong-A-Kong).
14:00 - 15:00 Van Abbemuseum / B2. Contest: teaching as a form of art. Durational event (students Ruth Noack).
15:30 - 16:00 Designhuis / the hall. Book presentation Writing Out Loud (Jon Mikel Euba).
16:30 - 17:30 Designhuis / room 2 & 3. Opening: Degrees of Freedom: Human, Robot and the Medium of Automation (students Bassam El Baroni).
17:30 - 18:00 Designhuis / the project space. Presentation 'On praxis, an unstated theory (Writing out loud)' (students If I Can't Dance).
18:00 - 20:00 Designhuis / outdoor. Campfire dinner (public: upon reservation: Jacq van der Spek)
19:00 - 22:00 Designhuis / the circle. Southern Wave Radio (students Casco)


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