ZAM reporter

Witty Ceramics

Four ceramic plates by artist Ruan Hoffmann are part of a special exhibition of South African art in the Netherlands. 

The works, which often carry witty and puzzling inscriptions, were created in 2009 during Hoffmann's stay at the Amsterdam-based Thami Mnyele residence. A series of 10 plates were donated to ZAM in support of the movement's activities to promote the works of (South) African contemporary artists. 

The exhibition, organised by the Galerie Patries de Dorst in co-operation with co-producer and guest curator Annemieke de Kler and the South African Embassy in The Hague, opens its doors to the public on May 1 at 2 PM. At 4 PM Mr Vusi Bruce Koloane, the South African Ambassador in the Netherlands will officially open the exhibition. The exhibition gives a contemporary overview of art produced in South Africa and overseas in Europe. From a range of artists (established names and young emerging talents) we have on show paintings drawings, ceramic objects, Ndebele art and drawings of African wildlife.

Most of the exhibited works are for sale.

Image: ZAM 2/10 Amsterdam 1660/2010, a new map for the city by Ruan Hoffmann. Diameter 29 cm; porcelain ceramic plate with hand-painted image and glaze, with photo.