Stichting Monumentenzorg Curaçao invites artists to participate in a call for submission of Artwork for the ‘Mens & Monument’ (Man & Monument) exhibition.

As part of the 65th anniversary of Stichting Monumentenzorg Curaçao (Curaçao Heritage Foundation), the foundation would like to engage the community of Curaçao in thinking about what our built heritage means to us all. In order to open eyes, hearts and minds, they are enlisting the help of member of the artistic community on the island to create pieces around the theme Man & Monument reflecting in a fresh way on our historical legacy and its role in our present and our future.

If you are interested in participating as an artist you cab ask for more information about this event and register by emailing Stichting Monumentenzorg Curaçao to the attention of Juliette Buddingh’ at before September 15, 2019.
If you have any further questions please feel free to contact Sinuhe Oomen – Curator (

An information evening will be held soon and communicated via mailing and social media.

Exhibit dates: Friday, November 1 – 10, 2019
Submission deadline: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at noon

Stichting Monumentenzorg Curaçao invites you to submit artworks that reflect the theme of this Art Exhibition, which will be opened on November 1st, 2019 at Villa Maria.

The theme ‘Mens & Monument’ was chosen to embody the idea that monuments are not only a mere collection of building materials but a reflection of human beings expressing their culture, religion, way of life, sense of community, collectiveness or individuality, political or life visions, merchant and production activities. Not just in the past, but in the present and moving forward into the future. The theme can therefore also be considered aspirational – how we want to continue to use our built heritage, how we want to develop community …
But the theme also touches on the emotional and spiritual aspects of the bond between human beings and the buildings we are surrounded by. How does it feel to be in a 300-year-old building? What would Curaçao be like without its historical Willemstad?

You may offer your artwork for sale in the exhibition under the same title as the theme.

The title ‘Mens & Monument’ (Man & Monument) is inspired by the concept of historical preservation of city landscape, buildings and public spaces.
Willemstad, the capital of Curaçao, is a UNESCO World Heritage site because of its uniqueness of the typical architecture. Stichting Monumentenzorg Curaçao (Curaçao Heritage Foundation) was founded in 1954.
The private foundation is the oldest and largest organization in the field of preservation of monuments in the former Netherlands Antilles. She has over the years been a great stimulator for the preservation of the built heritage and is very active within Willemstad.

Links: Stichting Monumentenzorg Curaçao & Willemstad World Heritage City