Alex van Stipriaan, Remy’s and Marcel’s community/ties This presentation will be focused on two artists – Remy Jungerman (1959) and Marcel Pinas (1971) – who were both born in or around the small mining town of Moengo, Suriname. Although no more than twelve years apart in age, they seem to belong to different generations in their respective careers. Nevertheless, these career paths cross with increasing frequency, and Moengo is their meeting and workplace, as well as a point of reference. At the same time, they belong to a community which represents the Dutch Caribbean in international art worlds from Havana to New York and from Amsterdam to London and Paris. They also work in the much more local Dutch art community, particularly in the increasingly dynamic Afro-Dutch part, where one of the central questions is: Are we a community and does our Afro-descent bind us as artists? Jungerman went to the Netherlands to develop his artistic identity and career, yet Pinas remained in Suriname, with two stints in academia – in Jamaica and in the Netherlands. Pinas seems to work around a very limited theme: protecting ‘his’ small Maroon culture by making art. Jungerman seems to be the one using his art to pose wide questions to do with nature, technology, communication and identity. At the same time, Pinas’ career and thematic approach seems to be the more globalized, and Jungerman’s more tied to the (post-)colonial condition. This presentation, therefore, will refer to questions of size, scope, locality, identity, sustainability and community by looking into these two artists’ lives and works. Some images, sounds or other media used in the following presentation are subject to copyright restrictions that prevent them being shown. In order to provide a complete record of the conference, these items have been blurred or silenced. Should we obtain permission to use these images, sounds and other media in the future the films will be updated.