Art in Second Life 2021 (27) “I want to show you something” by Venus Adored

On Wednesday, March 3rd, Dido Haas contacted me and told me about the new exhibtion at Nitroglobus Roof Gallery called “I want to show your something” by Venus Adored.

“I want to show you something” was created by Venus Adored, who made projections of the daring, thought provoking RL images by Daantje Bons, a famous Dutch photographer. This way the images, although projected on 2D walls become a 3D effect – light boxes based on RL photography. The boxes are made of light reflections, creating an illusion of depth. It is Mandel Solano also a second life resident, who taught Venus to work with reflections. The effect is even stronger through the mirroring floor of the gallery. Be sure to use either the shared environment of midnight when visiting the exhibtion and enable advanced lighting and projections.

The photographs of Daantje Bons are really quite provocative and in my personal opinion funny. They deal with the female body, with the breasts and the vagina: Flowers held between lips, a chili sliced open, a raspberry on a nipple, an orchid blossom with a tampon. Each photograph and each light box is unique and the add to each other to build a really great exhibtion!
Two quotes of Daantje Bons are highlighted in the exhibition:
“I search what it means to be a woman and how fiminity and masculinity play a role in this”
“It often starts with a feeld or observation. Usually, something that makes me want to challenge it”

“I want to show you something” by Venus Adored @ Nitroglobus Roof Gallery (1)

Venus Adored is in Second Life for almost 12 years. She was a high school teacher of the Dutch language and biology in real life. She recently retired and is now fully enjoying being creative in Second Life. Her greatest passion is making particles with which she occasionally gives shows. Venus regularly works with other creative people to learn from each other and to advance together in the possibilities of making things. I saw her installation “Light Reflections” back in 2017 (read here

Venus thought that it would be fun to make refections of the RL images of her best friend and art photographer in RL, Daantje Bons. Daantje was enthusiastic about this idea and Dido, curator of Nitroglobis gallery in second life, was enthusiastic as well.
Daantje Bons’ work has been featured in the Netherland’s largest newspapers and magazines such as De Volkskrant, NRC Handelsblad, LINDA Magazine, and &C magazine. Internationally, her work has been published in outlets such as “The Huffington Post”, “IGNANT”, “I-D Magazine”, VOGUE ITALIA, Kurier, FRAME Magazine, and “Refinery29”. You can learn and see more about Daantje Bons at her website.

“I want to show you something” by Venus Adored @ Nitroglobus Roof Gallery (2)

There’s a video from the opening, that provides more impressions of this great exhibtion here

Nitroglobus Roof Gallery is owned and curated by Dido Haas. Thank you for providing the space for the art and for this outstanding exhibition.

Landmark to Nitroglobus Roof Gallery
Dido Haas’ blog “Exploring SL with Dido”
Daantje Bons’ website
Video from the opening event

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. didohaas
    Mar 21, 2021 @ 16:39:57

    Thanks so much Diomita for this detailed review and for the lovely images you made of the March exhibition by Venus & Daantje at my gallery.
    Appreciate a lot!


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