Cornelia van Voorst’s art practice is informed by research into the origins of intergenerational trauma.   Her work brings forth smaller, lesser known stories from the Second World War which transcend dominant and familiar nationalist military narratives.   Lyrical, allusive, singular images are grouped together, emphasising the contrast of individual, oral and visceral memory with collective recitals of history.  These works on paper represent an empathetic conjunction of the personal with the historical; of complex feelings and ideas about compassion and enmity; of grief and remembrance, and bear witness to the continuum of past and present within contemporary lived experience.

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