From Monday 26 June, a new presentation in the 'Dreaming Out Loud' series by local talent Lobke Cornelissen de Beer can be seen at SCHUNCK.
Lobke Cornelissen de Beer (Heerlen, 2000) is showing a series of self-portraits on the first floor at SCHUNCK, in a new edition of Dreaming Out Loud. In her portraits, she depicts herself in stereotypical male and female guises, such as a forklift driver, pregnant woman and bodybuilder.
Lobke started her series of paintings from a personal question: which gender identity fits me? To explore this, she slightly masculinised her facial features with an Instagram filter. The result looks alienating and playful, but is also confrontational and questioning. With her work, she invites the audience to think for themselves about the concept of gender and the socially determined rules and conventions that (young) people feel they have to comply with.
Lobke graduated from the Maastricht Institute of Arts in 2021 and was nominated for the Henriëtte Hustinx Prize the same year.
The Dreaming Out Loud exhibition series puts young visual artists and architects from Limburg and the Euregion in the spotlight. Two or three times a year, a student or graduate talent alternately from the discipline of visual arts or architecture from the Euroregion is invited to present itself to the public.
The exhibition will be on view free of charge from 26 June to 13 August 2023.
With thanks to the Municipality of Heerlen and the Province of Limburg