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Sistaaz of the Castle Jan Hoek, Duran Lantink & SistaazHood

The project Sistaaz of the Castle is a collaboration of Jan Hoek (1984) and Duran Lantink (1987) with SistaazHood, an organisation for trans sex workers in Cape Town, South Africa.

The Sistaaz are fierce activists - proud to be trans, proud of their work and even prouder of their great sense of style.

Together they created a series of photographs and a fashion collection based on the girls’ appearance and their ability to turn whatever they find into the most exuberant outfits.

For Galerie Fleur & Wouter Jan selected sixty photos from the series and printed these on ceramic tiles measuring 15 x 15 cm. They can be bought through the gallery for €50,- each.

With the proceeds of the sales, Jan, Duran and the Sistaaz want to realise a long cherished dream: a fashion show in Cape Town.

Jan Hoek, Duran Lantink & SistaazHood, photo print on ceramic tile, 15 x 15 cm, €50,- each
From left to right and top to bottom: 1. Coco Rocket | 2. Cleopatra with pyramids and waterfall | 3. Celine Dion in front of Titanic | 4. Celine Dion studio shoot | 5. Cleopatra and Sulaiga with hamburger and gun | 6. Joan Collins on motor cycle | 7. Mobile gardens | 8. Coco surprise | 9. Flavinia on throne | 10. Sulega, I was like 'Oh fuck this is good' | 11. Joan Collins in wedding dress | Photo print on ceramic tile, 15 x 15 cm, €50,- each
Jan Hoek, Duran Lantink & SistaazHood, photo print on ceramic tile, 15 x 15 cm, €50,- each
From left to right and top to bottom: 12. Celine Dion under bridge | 13. Celine Dion on the beach | 14. Celine Dion shoe show | 15. Celine Dion herself | 16. Coco in the streets in front of pink car | 17. Cleopatra with Masaai friend | 18. Flavinia in bathtub | 19. Flavinia on bed | 20. Coco bamboo | 21. Gabby laying in grass | 22. Gabby with lace scarf | 23. Queen Cleopatra | 24. Joan Collins on bed | 25. Joan Collins under the bridge | 26. Sulega posing with palm | 27. Joan Collins is a princess | 28. Joan Collins on stairs | 29. Group leader Netta Marcus surrounded by her angels | 30. Celine Dion in front of the Castle of Good Hope | Photo print on ceramic tile, 15 x 15 cm, €50,- each
31. Sulega in her million dollar bed | Photo print on ceramic tile, 15 x 15 cm, €50,- each
Jan Hoek, Duran Lantink & SistaazHood, photo print on ceramic tile, 15 x 15 cm, €50,- each
32. Bruhmilda | 33. Thembi | 34. Gulan | 35. Jennifer | 36. Sabrina | 37. Gigi | 38. Shakira | 39. Tembi | 40. Netta | 41. Priscilla | 42. Roxy | 43. Cindy | 44. Fika | 45. Ronald | 46. Cleopatra's shoe | 47. Bree | 48. Donna | 49. Britney | 50. Kpietra | 51. Flavinia I | 52. Flavinia II | 53. Coco | 54. Celine Dion | 55. Gabby | 56. Joan Collins | 57. Leigh | 58. Cleopatra Americana | 59. Sulega | Photo print on ceramic tile, 15 x 15 cm, €50,- each
60. SistaazHood under their bridge, next to the Castle of Good Hope | Photo print on ceramic tile, 15 x 15 cm, €50,-
All photo prints on ceramic tiles are available on order!
Publication Sistaaz of the Castle, by Jan Hoek, Duran Lantink and SistaazHood. The publication features both documentary style pictures as well as staged studio photographs in which the Sistaaz wear the collaborative fashion collection, furthermore it features texts written by the women: stories about their lives, dreams and the struggles and successes they’ve met with. €20,-

Unique objects

Jan Hoek created ten unique objects in the series Sistaaz of the Castle, a collaboration of Jan Hoek and Duran Lantink, together with SistaazHood.

Together with Simon Marsiglia, Jan made special frames with mixed media that typify the depicted Sista.

Netta of the Castle | 2021 | 86 x 61 cm | photo print in resin with mixed media objects | Price on request
Coco coming out of egg bird | 2021 | 77 x 91 cm | photo print in resin with mixed media objects | Price on request
Cleopatra ruler of an African country | 2020 | 63 x 51 cm | photo print in resin with mixed media objects | SOLD
Jennifer and Cleopatra and mobile gardens | 2020 | 41 x 53 cm | photo print in resin with mixed media objects | SOLD
Coco is the flame of the Statue of Liberty | 2020 | 85 x 60 cm | photo print in resin with mixed media objects | Price on request
Super model Flavi | 2020 | 85 x 60 cm | photo print in resin with mixed media objects | Price on request
Celine Dion will make your heart go on | 2020 | 78 x 48 cm | photo print in resin with mixed media objects | Price on request
Gabby in her Victorian style dream brothel | 2020 | 76 x 52 cm | photo print in resin with mixed media objects | SOLD
Sulega drinking tea | 2020 | 67 x 59 cm | photo print in resin with mixed media objects | Price on request
Joan Collins is a flower | 2020 | 58 x 50 cm | photo print in resin with mixed media objects | 58 x 50 cm | SOLD

Jan Hoek (1984) is artist and writer. In his work he is always attracted to the beauty of outsiders worldwide and always keen to collaborate intensively with people that normally are overlooked and create together a new image. He photographed movie stars like Nairobi based motor taxi riders, a Amsterdam based ex heroine addict who always dreamed of being a super model, created psychedelic zines about the sex tourist capital of the world Pattaya, and made a serie about the Maasai who do not identify with the jumping stereotype image. In the universe of Hoek the ‘normal’ people are the strangers and the outsiders are the funky rulers of this planet.Hoek‘s work is shown at places such as Foam (Amsterdam), Unseen Festival (Amsterdam), Photoville (New York), Fomu (Antwerp) and Lagos Photo (Lagos).

Portrait of Jan together with team members Wieger Windhorst and Bruin Parry

Galerie Fleur & Wouter

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