Space is my mold
Space is my mold
The work of Nynke Koster balances on the border between design and autonomous work. 'The space around me is my mould'. She finds these molds in unique spaces and structures of buildings and bodies. She takes parts of these embracing places with her. 'They are my 3D memories'. Because of here love for craftmenship each work is an unique and personal object.
'Something that exists to give new life. It is to connect to a place, take it with me and giving it back to others'. The wonder of the history of places takes things literally closer. The traces of men live on for years. She wants to pass these tangible and immaterial relics from the past on to future generations. The best way to do this is in the world of visual art and design
While researching the Dutch roots in the History of New York City, Koster has found many striking links and proud moments in our shared history. However, she also uncovered many shadows and darker undertones, which have been frequently dismissed, not addressed, or simply ignored by most observers. For example, the forgotten African American Burial plots outside the city limits. (One of them is African American Burial Ground, which is located in Tribeca, surrounded by Federal Buildings and City Hall). Over time these plots of land were forgotten, which motivated Koster to create awareness for this often lost past and bring honor to the deceased, giving them dignity and recognition.
Koster will make a life-size walkway, molded from the fingers of the descendants of African American slaves. The molds will form a memorial to the ancestors as their fingers will symbolically and actually reach out from under ground to call attention to their burial plots. In this way,we aim to recognize our mutual past and remember those who have gone before us, and give them the dignity they deserve.
To make this project a reality, we need your help. If you are or know an African-American descendant of a slave and would like to be part of this amazing project, please email us at Bart@lmakgallery.com or firstname.lastname@example.org along with your preferred day. To make a cast; it takes only 15minutes.
We would like to thank you for your consideration. If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the gallery at email@example.com or 212 255 9707. Please note, that a part of the proceeds will go to the African-American Burial Ground Foundation to support their mission.
On behalf of LMAKgallery, Nynke Koster
298 Grand Street
NY, NY 10002
At the second edition of Ventura New York - the Dutch edition, during the NYCxDESIGN Week. Ventura New York showcased the work of seventeen of emerging talents from the low country to the American audience in New York City. Together with my New York based gallery LMAK I presented the Ghiberti chair and the Elements of time.
Seventeen of the brightest and most talented Dutch designers shared their vision on the theme Human Nature in a group exhibition at WantedDesign Manhattan during NYCxDESIGN 2017. Responding to today’s turbulent global landscape, the selected projects demonstrate how Dutch designers translate their intrinsic needs into tangible works that invite the audience to respond. It revolves around three themes: Manmade By Machine, New Nature, Extra Ordinary
20-23 MAY 2017
269 11th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA
This program is supported by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York as part of the Dutch Culture USA program, Creative Industries Fund NL and Organisation in Design.
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1016 RN Amsterdam
New York, NY 10002
United States of America
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