08.04-07.05.23: 'Love After Love' - Joseph Thabang Palframan (The Green Room)
“Love After Love” is a group art exhibition asking and answering the core human question, what does love mean for us. This exhibition is inspired by the poetry Love After Love from the Caribbean writer Derek Walcott (Saint Lucia, 1930 – 2017). Amongst the participants is Joseph Thabang Palframan, our newest permanent resident.
“Love After Love” is about coming back home to oneself after a long-life journey of longing for love but with empty hands and broken hearts. It assured that people can rediscover a durable, sustaining love. Moreover, this love won’t stem from vanity or illusion but rather from the mature appreciation of all one’s life has to offer. “Love After Love” promises that the end of one love won’t be the end of all love — that love, in fact, is something continuous and renewable. Using images of “wine” and “bread” (reminiscent of the Christian ritual of Holy Communion) to suggest that getting reacquainted with yourself entails a kind of deeply spiritual, and even holy, connection.
Participating artists: Catelijne Boele, Dimitris Gketsis, Elly Strik, Joseph Thabang Palframan, Juwon Lee, Karin Kytökangas, Lema Ahmadi, Leyla de Muynck, Rik Meijers, Ronald Ophuis & Yang-ha.