THE KIDS ARE
ALRIGHT PT. II
Group show by THE CONSTANT NOW
and Please Add Color
with Amber Dewaele, Benjamin Mengistu Navet,
Darius Dolatyari-Dolatdoust and Pris Roos
Curators: Magali Elali and Kevin Kotahunyi
Fuggerstraat 26, Antwerp
Open Thurs-Sun | 2-6 pm
Opening night Wed, Jan 12 | 6-9pm with performance by Darius Dolatyari-Dolatdoust
Darius Dolatyari-Dolatdoust (°1994, Chambéry, France) is an artist, performer and designer with French, Iranian, Polish and German roots. He has developed a visual and conceptual language throughout various studies and built research on the body in movement. To put on his costumes and artwork is to dialogue with heritage and history, big or small; it is to dance in the past. In his performances, costumes dissolve, change and modify the dancer's body. And while a new reality exists, a fictional body emerges. He creates to speak of rituals of life and death and to re-understand borders: his identity, his territory.
BENJAMIN MENGISTU NAVET
The main focus of the weavings and practice of Benjamin Mengistu Navet (°1994, Addis-Abeba, Ethiopia) is on creating a dialogue between industry and craftsmanship, in order to question the production process of objects. Based on research in post-colonial practices in the field of fashion and textiles, he is currently investigating his own Ethiopian background through pattern making and combining traditional with industrial techniques. Navet is born in Ethiopia. He grew up in France, and arrived in Belgium to study Fashion Design at La Cambre (Brussels) and Textile Design at the KASK School of Arts (Ghent).
Pris Roos (°1984, Rhenen, The Netherlands) is an artist, curator, researcher and storyteller. As a child, she grew up in the toko of her family who emigrated from Indonesia. The toko (Indonesian for shop) symbolises a space of togetherness, colours, smells, food, stories, and a mixture of people from different backgrounds. It inspires her art, from painting, spoken word, video, and performance to installation. By focusing on observation and carefully listening to the people she meets, she reflects on identity, migration, and memory.