We are happy to introduce the third dis-placed artist Jan van Esch!
At ZK/U Jan will be part of the Artist Dis-Placement program, he will be placed in the DRK (German Red Cross, Berlin branch), a non for profit organisation that works with volunteers. He is specifically interested and wants to look into the diminishing interest of young people being active in older volunteering structures. The project and the topic make him look for a balance between his social science, public health and art background, investigating the question of social engagement and form of youth in society.
Jan van Esch is a visual artist and cultural entrepreneur. For the last five years he was the managing director of Nafasi Art Space in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Nafasi is the cultural meeting point for the visual and performing arts in Tanzania, with working and practice space for artists offering intensive dialogue between artists and the public. Next to the management of the art centre, Jan practises his own art work. He displayed his work in solo and group exhibitions in Tanzania and East-Africa, and he organised community art projects and took part in public art interventions. He holds a masters in Cultural Anthropology and Public Health, and worked in those fields in Russia, USA, Nigeria and Tanzania.
About Artist Dis-Placement:
More info about the Artist Dis-Placement program here.