I WANT TO BREAK FREE!
From 13 November 2022 to 26 February 2023
Eleni Kamma, KunstWerkPlaats and Aslı Çiçek
For this exhibition artist Eleni Kamma worked for a year with the participants of KunstWerkPlaats Venray, a center for creative daytime activities for people with psychological or physical vulnerabilities. Eleni developed a conversation with the participants and coaches from KunstWerkPlaats through monthly sessions. They discussed topics such as freedom, daring to speak up and how art can help in finding a place for oneself in the world. They then incorporated these notions into their art. In the exhibition I WANT TO BREAK FREE! the artists introduce you to their infectious creativity, ideas, humor and artistic craftsmanship.
Displayed in an exhibition designed by Aslı Çiçek, the artworks touch on rather personal themes: dealing with illness and mental health, feeling at home or not, unfulfilled dreams and wishes. I WANT TO BREAK FREE! is therefore also a call for more openness regarding mental problems and a demonstration of vulnerability to each other.
With contributions by
Ingrid Achten, Joke Zwiers, Katrien van Pelt, Ans Houben, Elke Schwahn, Irene Simons, Karin Bonants, Annette Aerts, Twan Van Est, Nicole van Skipp, Twan Van Est, Renate, Petra, BarT, Mona, Monique, Nura, Ria, Antal, Marion, Ptje, Jet, Marieke, Fons, Henk, Jan, Door, Tineke, Paul, Antonet, Jeanne, Mieke, Hans en Eleni.