The first solo exhibition of Eindhoven-based artist Victor Sonna will open at the Van Abbemuseum on 18th July 2020. The exhibition is entitled 1525.
In 2015 in New Orleans, Victor purchased the chains of an enslaved person. The number 152 was engraved on the chains. This purchase marked the start of a personal journey of discovery through Ghana and Suriname, among others. The result is an exhibition featuring one hundred and fifty two unique pieces of art - the series 152 - six films and fifty two prints in which Victor treats the subject of slavery in his own unique way. The exhibition title is a play on the number 152. A single five is added: one of the first transatlantic transports of enslaved people took place in 1525.