Sasha Huber / Free Zwarte Piet

Year: 2019
Medium / materials: metal staples on fire burned Dutch clogs, wooden shoe mold
Dimensions: 18 x 20 x 30 cm

It is at the time to Free Zwarte Piet (2019). In this Dutch wooden clogs, he walks away into freedom. I made this work in solidarity with all Black and Brown Dutch population and residents who have to endure the official humiliation year for year, avoiding to be outdoors during the traditional St Nicholas celebration, known as Sinterklaas, taking place on the fifth and sixth of December. It is the time when tens of thousands of white Dutch people dress up in blackface, black Afro wig and costume to embody Zwarte Piet, who, as the history tells, accompanies St Nicholas as ‘helper’.

 

 

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