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On Gatekeeping

An interview with Sebastian Lopez

Robert Preece


Welcome to the time warp. Artwork by artists of colour shown in ethnography museums, often not given access to art institutions, artists deprived of shows and publications and, more shockingly, sometimes their very existence denied by certain power holders. Such is the case in the 'liberal utopia' of the Netherlands. The art galleries project an overall glimmering whiteness, despite the Dutch landscape now having sizable non-white populations in cities such as Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

Argentinean-born and Dutch national Sebastian Lopez, Director of Amsterdam's Gate Foundation sinceā€¦

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