Alles over kunst

Kunstenaarsportret

De Nieuwe Lichting: Bianca Baldi

Pieternel Vermoortel

In deze reeks geven we carte blanche aan een (jonge) curator om het werk van een kunstenaar naar keuze voor te stellen. Deze keer heeft is artistiek directeur en curator van Netwerk Aalst Pieternel Vermoortel in gesprek gegaan met kunstenaar Bianca Baldi.

The Great Expedition and the issues of the explorer as observed by Bianca Baldi

To meet Brussels-based, South African artist Bianca Baldi is to embark, through her work, on a journey through colonial times that colours and influences one’s perspective on current politics. Like tasting different types of food – works seasoned with materials and resources – one comes to understand cultural appropriation and its roots in concepts such as taxonomy, categorisation and exoticism.

Baldi often portrays ‘borrowed’ and lost stories in installations composed of photos, fi…

Natal Patria (2011) Inkjet Print (c) Bianca Baldi