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‘The triangular trade’ in Gallery Alma Blou

Trading ships of the West India Company (WIC) and the Middelburg Commercial Company (MCC) sailed a route between three continents in the 17th and 18th centuries starting from Zeeland in The Netherlands: Europe, West Africa and South America. The journeys themselves are therefore called triangular journeys. Slaves were an important link in these trade journeys. Jan Francke considers himself both from Middelburg (The Netherlands) and Curaçao. He has viewed the history of the slave trade from both sides of the ocean.

With the exhibition THE GATE OF NO RETURN, Gallery Alma Blou want to commemorate The Rebellion of the Slaves on August 17

We are pleased to present these thought-provoking pieces in combination with presentations by Elia Isenia and Max Elstak. In view of current social movements, such as Musea Bekend Kleur in The Netherlands, it is important for us to create opportunities to exchange views about slavery and the repercussions thereof in today’s society of Curaçao. We hope to do so for the duration of this exhibition about this weighty topic.

The opening is on SaturdayAugust 15 from 10 AM to 2 PM with the beautiful paintings of Jan Francke. On August 17 Elia Isenia will give a presentation , delighting us with her music. On Saturday August 22 historian Max Elstak will give a talk about the slave trade.
You are more than welcome to visit the exhibition and assist here in Landhuis Habaai.

The exhibition will be on show until August 29, 2020.

Landhuis Habaai
Frater Radulphusweg 1
Willemstad, Curaçao

on 10.08.2020 at 19:36
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