In the new exhibition at SIF Utrecht, ‘Van Mens tot mens’ (From Man to man), Elma Čavčić and Choi Wong show work depicting both discord and connection between people. The paintings, objects and collages have themes such as power, war, hope and a sense of community.
In the open workspaces, paintings and ceramic objects by Elma Čavčić (Žepa, Bosnia, 1995) are on display. Her work focuses on the discord among the people of Bosnia and its terrible consequences: the Bosnian civil war. Elma depicts the war through stories her mother told her about when they had to flee from one village to the next. While her paintings appear joyful at first sight, Elma presses us not to forget the war and to stay connected to each other to avoid reproducing such acts of cruelty.
The mutual connection among people is a recurring theme in Choi Wong’s work (Hong Kong, 1981). Her work is on display in the meeting rooms. Choi is fascinated by family photos, that she collects and thoroughly observes, driven by a longing for a world unknown to her. Using threads, she makes connections in the images and takes a closer look at touch and relations. It’s the social interactions that make us feel connected to one another.
QKunst curates an exhibition at the Social Impact Factory Utrecht three times a year, showing work by talented Utrecht-based or -born artists. We always look for a link with themes that matter to the SIF Utrecht-members, like the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The current exhibition connects with goal number 10: reducing equality within and among countries, generating more growth for the poor and ending discrimination. ‘Van Mens tot mens’ shows what inequality can lead to and how staying connected to each other can contribute to equality.
New exhibition at SIF Utrecht