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. Nynke 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
After visiting my studio in the Netherlands last May, the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum has bought 5 pieces of the Elements of time collection for their permanent collection in the museum. I am very honored and proud by their purchase. The Elements will be presented at the new group exhibition 'Decoration Never Dies, Anyway. Opening on November 18th. Together with the Elements I will fly to Tokyo to be present at this amazing new exhibition. Even better news to share is that I am invited to create a site specific work for the museum. On September first I will fly to Tokyo with a lot of rubber to cast the museum and make a new work! More information will follow soon.
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
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