Exhibitions: Infinite Island: Contemporary Caribbean Art

Marcel Pinas (b. Suriname 1971). Kuku (Kitchen), 2005. Plastic plates, aluminum spoons, cups, wood shelves; 59 x 59 x 8 5/8 in. (150 x 150 x 22 cm). Courtesy of the artist

Artist Statement

I think that it is very important to keep the culture alive through art by using symbols, signs, objects that have been used by the Maroon populations. For example, the Afaka sign has been used to protect the spoons that symbolize the Maroon community while also transforming the object into art.

 

12 Comments

i have 1 of those cups or wateva u call them
— Posted by person
This work makes me feel happy! Maybe it is the familiar with a flair that catches me. I don't know what the Afake sign is, however.
— Posted by Marianne
84 SPOONS ON THIS WALL MAN... EIGHTY FOUR@@
— Posted by
It is really cool how the artist used items from her personal live to make art. I like the idea of how this work of art represent the culture of many.
— Posted by Stephanie
I óż it..it gives me a happy feeling because many objects used in this piece remind me of grandma's kitchen
— Posted by Heilen
It's fantastic and I'm proud of his work
— Posted by joan Codrington
i like this piece because it reminds me of one my favorite tv programs....gilligans island
— Posted by the skipper
Mi e bun polo si a Ndyuka kunst ya ini a Ameeka Kondee. Wi musu lesipeki a Kuluturu disi, a kuluturu fu den fosi fii sma ini a Ameekan goontapu.
— Posted by
I love this work as it says so much about modernization and creolization with its plastic and tin buckets and items alongside the more "folksey" plates and dishes painted with designs and colors sterytypically associated with the Caribbean.
— Posted by DC
Hallo Marcel, mooi je installatie.Ik zit hier in mijn kantoor en laat het aan een dame zien die hier ook werkt en zij zegt verbaasd"na wan kukru foe tapse!"ik heb haar uitgelgd waar je installatie staat en ze wil nu alles over je weten,ik zal het fotobok met werk van jou voor haar meenemen.Ze het Poeketie Bianca, er gaat een wereld voor haar open en ze is trots op jou!!Ik ook, heel veel succes van een fan in Suriname, tan bun Marisa
— Posted by Marisa Mitchell-Pieplenbosch
Hi Marcel, ik wist niet dat je ook in deze expo zat heb wel Remy al even gezien toen hij er was om op te bouwen en ook Satch :):) laat me weten als je hier bent misschien kunnen we even wat drinken of zo ik ga wel zaterdag naar Nederland en dan ben ik 24 of 25 spetember pas weer terug dus ik mis de opening op de 20e jammer genoeg. Je bent nu toch in Nederland Anne Hermelijn vertelde dat je op de Rijks zit? ik heb hier nu een vriendin wiens zus daar nu ook zit Mirthe Blusse! anywayz ik kom morgen de expo bekijken dus ik ben benieuwd ziet er goed uit zo op het web! misschien tot gauw! Sasha Dees
— Posted by Sasha Dees
It looks real. You would go to a house, especially a house in the countryside, and you will see a rack on the shelf in the kitchen, and you will see coloful plastic plates like that. I can look at that ans say "Yes, this I can understand. This is real. This is true."
— Posted by Pat from Curepe

Exhibition Highlights
Highlight Thumbnail: Tirzo Martha: Spirit of the Caribe Highlight Thumbnail: Polibio Diaz: Despues de la siesta Highlight Thumbnail: Raquel Paiewonsky: Levitando: A un solo pie Highlight Thumbnail: Jorge Pineda: Mambru Highlight Thumbnail: Colectivo Shampoo: D La Mona Plaza Highlight Thumbnail: Storm Saulter: Waterboot Highlight Thumbnail: Marcel Pinas: Kuku Highlight Thumbnail: Christopher Cozier: Tropical Night Highlight Thumbnail: Alexandre Arrechea: Elementos arquitectonicos Highlight Thumbnail: Jean-Ulrick Desert: The Burqa Project Highlight Thumbnail: Glenda Leon: Prolongacion del deseo Highlight Thumbnail: Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla: Under Discussion Highlight Thumbnail: Alex Burke: The Spirit of Caribbean Highlight Thumbnail: Ewan Atkinson: You Will Have to Use Soap Highlight Thumbnail: Liset Castillo: Departure Point I Highlight Thumbnail: Satch Hoyt: Say It Loud! Highlight Thumbnail: Arthur Simms and Peter Orner: Globe: The Veld Highlight Thumbnail: Nicole Awai: Specimen from L.E. Highlight Thumbnail: Deborah Jack:T/here Highlight Thumbnail: Miguel Luciano: Platano Pride

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