Hi everyone! Today I am going to talk about art galleries in Amsterdam. I have been in this wonderful city several times, but every time it’s always love at first sight. This time I wanna tell you about a place that I totally adored: The Public House of Art. This is not a traditional art gallery, it is something more. Because they don’t wanna be categorized, I can just tell you what they are not. Let be honest, everyone is made up of a multitude of personalities that come forward when we need them, like a theatre company. We don’t always have to be the same person. So let’s disregard genetics, let’s throw away gender rules, and let’s disrupt cultural boundaries. This is their real mantra. This is the reason why I felt at home as I walked in. The collections are something strong, with a soul able to shock and disrupt the visitor.
Here below some artists they melt my heart, Rajni Perera originally from Sri Lanka, aims to express the dynamism, intricacies and force of these otherworldly ‘object-beings’, to counter-act an outdated historical discourse.
Preta Wolzak is just a genius. I loved her. “We are born pink or blue. Girls get dolls and boys get cars to play with. But girls might want to play with building blocks, and boys might want dolls.” For the Dolls series Preta Wolzak went back to her younger days, when she took everything out on her dolls. She didn’t understand what to do with the empty-gazed monsters with itchy hair that her visiting mother gave her. Preta couldn’t hug them nor care for them. But she did want the dolls to bring her happiness. So she dipped them headfirst in her grandfather’s tins of paint and hung them to dry on a clothesline in the attic. With rockhard hair and painted faces she did love them. Turning them upside down transformed the dolls – they became strange in a nice way and made her laugh. But taking them apart completely was actually the best fun.