November 8, 2011

Efrem Angelo & Philippe Vogelenzang make strong statements about the other side of luxury @ Renaissance Mall (next to the Louis Vuitton shop), Aruba AIS SALON/

Above: Street Art of Efrem Angela, a paradoxal statement about what Aruba should be, but isn't. Efrem used a poem of Juan Chabaya Lampe (the Father of the Carribbean) what describes a love for Aruba on one hand, but the loss of Arubas identity and culture on the other. Efrem feels tourism, the focus on America and the luxury leisure his island is exposed to, threatens the real Aruban culture. The last two lines are about the reality, how it is not how it should be, the love, the ideal....therefore Efrem almost pushed his pen through the wall....and was it ready for the trashcan when he finished. 

Right accross the statement of Efrem hangs the suitable work of photographer Philippe Vogelenzang: tombstone-shoe soles of the biggest, most influentual fashion luxury brands (see under). Has real luxe died or is it killing us?  

photo & text : Marij Rynja

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The Dushi's of AIS/ SALON at ARUBA!

Angelo Tromp / Edwin Oudshoorn / Nick Lynch / Sarah Schulten / Marga Weimans /  Loek Coerwinkel / Gijs Stork / Claudia Ruiz / Manon Schaap / Mattijs van Bergen / Marij Rynja 
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AIS SALON/ window shopping: Bas Kosters, Antoine Peters, Osaira Muyale & Darkie at La Linda, a textile shop

Bas Kosters & Bas for Zeeman 

' Illution', an installation by by Osaira Muyale (1999) 
Antoine Peters

Darkie behind christal clear windows

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AIS SALON/ supports BRA-ART, a project for the awareness of breast cancer

SALON/ goes further than exposing the endeptment of contemporary fashion and design cross overs, we also like to support projects who give room for yougsters to explore their creative abilities. Like Bra-Art, a project of Atelier 89 of Elvis Lopez, an Aruban artist who started this Visual Arts Academy in 1989 and who coordinates numerous artistic projects on the island.
Last friday the resultst of a workshop for kids about the awareness of breast cancer was opened. Most of the children had witnessed the effect of breast cancer near by. They have customised bra's with various results. In this workshop they learned how to symbolise an emotion, a happening or a story into a personal piece of bra-art.

This project was supported by Mary Joan Breast Cancer Support Group

Heinrich 'Real men wear pink' Gonzalez entitled his creation 'Hey beautiful lady, which side do you choose'. His aunt survived breast cancer. He first made the bra, but was not satisfied. He created a body with one dammaged breast with cancer to enforce his message. For two months he worked on his bra-art project. Well done, Heinrich !  
Meet Marylou Hermans, a girl whose gransmother survived breast cancer and still enjoys her life. Marylou wanted to symbolise the way her grandmother dealed with her cancer. The roses symbolise beauty as well as blood, she tells me. The weaves and curls on the side of the bra symbolise transformation and movesment, that live goes on. And the peacock she made herself, stands for the pride her grandmother showed, with and after her cancer. 

made of melted candle wax

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