Tascha Sciarone in the fall of 2020 in a woods in Leiden, The Netherlands. Photo by Benjamin de Groot.
Art is an overarching theme in Tascha's academic and social life.
About Tascha Sciarone - the gallery manager
What informs Tascha's motivations behind the gallery
Tascha chose not to pursue making art, but studied Art History and Anthropology at the University of Leiden in The Netherlands. She also has a minor in Business Studies, and International Law, as well as having followed an interdisciplinary Honours traject in Art and Pedagogy. She has published several book pertaining to the complicated post colonial museum landscape of South Africa as well as African lives in Renaissance Europe. Tascha has worked in art auction houses, galleries and museums, before writing during her maternity leave and managing (interim) gallery in Amsterdam. She now lives and works in the idyllic village of Voorschoten. Where she runs Gallery Sorelle from her home office.
Tascha currently works part time on the gallery. She combines the gallery with raising her two young sons. In 2022 she hopes to open a physical gallery space in the Schoolstraat in Voorschoten. Her youngest will be in school by then and the Gallery will be three years old. Gallery Sorelle Sciarone can then join the Dutch Gallery Association.
When there is a physical gallery space, Tascha hopes to employ and develop young art historians and curators together with the burgeoning art scene in Voorschoten. Voorschoten has so many talented artist, many of whom are female artist over the age of 60 population. A famously underdeveloped and underappreciated artist demographic that deserves a dedicated spot light and gallery.
Our gallery aims to become a leader in the art world in developing female artists careers. Especially those in our own demographic region. Our gallery is geographically bound with Voorschoten and the cultural network of the sister Sciarone.
Tascha Sciarone, Art Historian and Gallery Manager bij Gallery Sorelle Sciarone. Photo: Nicole Sciarone (2019).
Her heart beats faster for the beauty of a thunderstorm viewed over the South African veld. Tascha loves nature, but also what humans hearts and hands can create.
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Tascha outside the Gallery
Africans in Renaissance Europe: Tracing African lives in the Renaissance and what that tells us about Renaissance society (2014)
Book has been rewritten, and only stays available on Amazon as an example of Professor Abraham X Kendi in acknowledging racism in yourself and your creation and doing better in the future. The language used in the 2014 text held unscrutinised biased language, even though the intentions were the opposite of.
The Paradox Of What The Migrant Dreams and the State Expects (2013)
Post Apartheid Museum Practices (2016)
Master thesis available at the online archives of the University of Leiden or upon request.
The thesis has been rewritten in regards to grammar and structure for readability (2019)