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2024

PROGRAM
   Gerrit Rietveld X UvA ...    
   The Games We Play ...
 

2023

PROGRAM
    Gallery Ellipsis: Millennial Burnout 
    Navigating the Unseen
        • Publication, Bea Secchia    
    2012 Never Happened:
an Epilogue

2022

PROGRAM 
    Plaza
    Less Walls More Bridges
    This Too Shall Pass

2021

PROGRAM
    Mauveine
    Listening to Bonfires
    Do Dreams Require Liquid?
    Objections to the Possibility of Understanding ...

2020

PROGRAM
    Last Christmas
 

2019

PROGRAM
    No Harm Done
        • Publication, Simon Becks
    No Spoon




ABOUT    


INDEBT is a cultural destination and non-profit organization dedicated to ‘creating space’. The fluid project manifests itself through an exhibition program, communal gatherings, and the facilitation of cultural locations throughout the city.
     In both its organizational structure as well as curatorial selection, INDEBT aims to rethink conventions and expectations in the art world and broader creative field.




LAST CHRISTMAS



Installations views, Last Christmas, 2019


11-06-’21 till 29-06-’21

NOAH LATIF LAMP & REIN KOOYMAN | LAST CHRISTMAS
           
INDEBT proudly presents Last Christmas, a collaborative project between Noah Latif Lamp (1991 SUR/NL) and Rein Kooyman (1992 NL). The exhibition feature photographic works reflecting on the conscience of Western society, aiming to convey the realization that the destruction of the natural world is the true cost of overconsumption, deeply intertwined with the legacies of colonialism.

The large-format photography installation exposes the hidden tyranny of abundance, a theme that becomes particularly evident during Christmas. This festive season, meant for reflection, comfort, and love, often highlights the stark contrast between First World excess and Third World deprivation.
It turns into a period of stress ove tying loose ends, financial worries for gifts, and the pressure to create perfect occasions, all while many parts of the world struggle with basic necessities.
    Reflecting on the concept of ‘eco-socialism’, the works challenges the capitalist paradigms that have led to environmental degradation and social inequality.
It questions whether the spirit of the season can be reclaimed in a way that respect our planet and bridges the gap between the 'First World' and the 'Third World’.
    This material and commercial greed has overtaken our thoughts, emotions, time, and even our fundamental purpose. We embrace the grand illusion of Christmas, but what does it truly represent? Beyond the plastic wrapping, do we fin genuine compassion for all and a spirit of generosity and charity, or have these values been lost?
    Last Christmas seeks to disrupt the comfort found in a celebration rooted in overconsumption and resulting waste. It implores a collective reevaluation of our values and practices, advocating for a shift towards a future that is both sustainable and equitable, where the echoes of our colonial past no longer dictate our present."

Rein Kooyman is an Amsterdam based artist. In his artistic practice he explores the relationship we, as humans, have with nature, focusing on ideas such as temporality and impermanence. Noah Latif Lamp, third generation from a lineage of Surinamese artists, is a self-taught, art school dropout, whose work is often described as a harsh reflection of real life, action and gesture.



Last Christmas, Suriname,  2019  



Last Christmas, Suriname,  2019

Last Christmas, Suriname,  2019


Mark