The Power of Resilience
Exhibition: January 10 – February 4, 2012
Reception: January 12, 6:30 – 9pm
New Year’s Eve 2001. In a small cafe in a village somewhere in the Netherlands, a huge fire breaks out, taking 14 lives and maiming 180 others. All the victims are young – on average between 14 and 18. ‘How can you embrace life again after such a tragic event?’ is the question that continued to fascinate Suzan van de Roemer, visual artist and photographer. Her innate curiosity resulted in an art project lasting several years, during which she followed a number of young people involved.