In March, Thami Mnyele Foundation welcomes new residents CUPP collective! Collective Un Prati a Patu (CUPP) considers the functions of expertise and experience around ecological and local materials with artists in Suriname and the Netherlands.
For the second year in a row, CUPP residences at Thami Mnyele Foundation during the month of March. This time, Razia Barsatie and Marjet Zwaans focus on the creation of a publication and artist book. Herein, they digest the reflections, feelings, thoughts, responses, gestures, and textures of the 2022 material research process with Meagan Peneux, Annemarie Daniel, Basse Stittgen, Asli Hatipoglu and advisors Alida Neslo and Yasmine Ostendorf. Which experimental and traditional understandings can we relate? To which fibres does it belong? How does it grow? What gives it life?
CUPP hosted the group of artists in the Netherlands in March and in Suriname in November. The encounters, conversations and experiments during these two months form the backbone of the publications. What is the situation to build an artistic practice in both contexts? What confronts while working together from these two worlds? What aligns and what differs? What inspires? What does it mean for ourselves and what can we mean for each other?
CUPP Collective was founded in 2020 by Razia Barsatie (SR) and Marjet Zwaans (NL). Razia is a Thami Mnyele Foundation fellow and joined the residency program in 2017. In 2021 they were nominated for the Theodora Niemeijer Prize. As artists and initiators, they conceptualize and organize the CUPP exchange program and curate the research process towards a publication.
CUPP is supported by stichting Niemeijer Fonds, and Stichting Stokroos.