THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT - PT II

GROUP SHOW BY 

THE CONSTANT NOW AND 

PLEASE ADD COLOR 

FUGGERSTRAAT 26, ANTWERP

JAN 12-30 

THURS - SUN 

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

 

Jan 12-30

Fuggerstraat 26, Antwerp

Open Thurs-Sun | 2-6 pm

Opening night Wed, Jan 12 | 6-9pm with performance by Darius Dolatyari-Dolatdoust

The group show THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT tackles the stereotypes of today's youth. By focusing on heritage, sexuality, self-empowerment, and childhood memories, five young artists shed light on this complicated yet universal matter. The expo is a collaboration between THE CONSTANT NOW, and Please Add Color.

Curators: Kevin Kotahunyi and Magali Elali.

 

THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT - PT2 takes place in November 2021.

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. 

PRIS ROOS 

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.

BENJAMIN MENGISTU NAVET

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. 

AMBER DEWAELE

Young designer Amber Dewaele (°1997, Bruges, Belgium) creates functional furniture that tells a story and conveys emotions. Her work is as much inspired by color, materiality and technique, as it it by a sense of childish wonder and fascination for light, air, sunsets, starry skies, rainbows and Northern Light. It’s this juxtaposition between the natural and artificial world that adds tension to her serene yet playful creations, but also reveals the complexity behind them.