Small box of matches emblazoned with the figure of a Black man holding a large leaf in a green (natural) background, presumably a plantation. 'Cigarros Cadena' is on the head and foot of this image.
Facing Blackness is a multimedia exhibition that takes the public through the obscure history of portraying Black people from the colonial period to contemporary society. Using unique archive material and visual art, we show how anti-black racism became part of the Dutch 'cultural archive' and our everyday ideas, customs and utensils. On the other hand, the exhibition shows how there has always been 'everyday resistance' to various forms of racism and how Black people themselves have given and continue to give meaning to their culture and identity.
The Black Archives
Box of Matches
Leaf, Houses, Plants
Country of Production
Place of Production
Cigarettes, Cigar, Matches, Slaves, Plantation
Compania Cadena, “Cigarros Cadena,” The Black Archives, accessed May 22, 2022, https://collection.theblackarchives.nl/items/show/3447.