Diary: three days to the opening

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

ravi rajcoomar floor writing

Detail of Ravi Rajcoomar's SPAN installation

With three days remaining until the opening of the Paramaribo SPAN exhibition, all the members of the SPAN curatorial and organising team are now in Paramaribo, and installation of the artists' works is almost complete at the main exhibition venue, the DSB garden.

roddney installing

Roddney Tjon Poen Gie working on his installation at the DSB garden. His project is a collaboration with photographer Sirano Zalman

The former director's villa and extensive grounds behind De Surinaamsche Bank's headquarters provide numerous indoor and outdoor spaces for works by twenty-nine Surinamese and Dutch artists, some of them created specifically for these sites. On opening night, Friday 26 February, the DSB garden will be illuminated by thousands of lights as guests encounter works including painting, photography, sculpture, installation, video, and several performance projects.

sri installing

Sri Irodikromo installing her work in the DSB garden

sunil puljhun

Sunil Puljhun helps install Irodikromo's work