Vanessa Van Houten - Suki and the paperfold

I saw the current exhibition at C3 Contemporary Art Space at the Abbotsford convent. Vanessa Van Houten’s series’, Suki and the paperfold, was the one that struck me the most. It explored identity, memory, heritage, and the past. The display of the series was interesting too, as they consisted of several arrangements or clusters of images of various sizes each including an artefact, a landscape, and a staged portrait. There is an interesting visual narrative. I like the way Van Houten explored the concepts of culture and identity. The artist’s diverse cultural background has undoubtedly influenced this current exhibition.