The Gate of No Return – Jan Francke

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 wants to commemorate the Rebellion of the Slaves on August 17.

In view of the current social movements, such as Musea Bekent Kleur in The Netherlands and Black Lives Matter predominantly in the US, 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.

Gallery Alma Blou is pleased to present these thought-provoking pieces in combination with special presentations by Elia Isenia and Max Elstak.

The exhibition will open on Saturday August 15 from 10 AM to 2 PM with the beautiful paintings of Jan Francke.

Elia Isenia will give a musical presentation on August 17 and historian Max Elstak will talk about the slavery in Curaçao on August 22. Each event will start at 7 PM. Registration is appreciated.

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