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2017-11-13 | Thami Mnyele Foundation collection at Arti et Amicitiae

Zanele Muholi

We are delighted to share the news about the exhibition 'African Amicitiae' at Arti et Amicitiae Amsterdam, with works selected from the Thami Mnyele Foundation collection. The exhibition came after the invitation by Harald Schole to participate in the Arti Amicitiae exhibition serie 'My Collection' curated by Harald Schole and Edith Rijnja.

From 13 November 2017 till 12 February 2018
Arti et Amicitiae Amsterdam
Opening on Monday 13 November, from 17.30h - 19.30h at Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam

'African Amicitiae' shows a selection of artworks by artists from the African continent who were awarded with a three months residency at the Thami Mnyele Foundation in Amsterdam in the past 25 years. The exhibition presents works of the Thami Mnyele Foundation collection, which includes nearly 200 works donated by the artists. Some gave a sketch, others enourmous sculptures. There will be shown around 25 works which fit the space.


The artists: Nisren Abasher Ahmed (SD), Dineo Seshee Bopape (ZA), Clifford Charles (ZA), Victor Ekpuk (ZA), Hassan & Husain Essop (ZA), Hadia Gana (LY), Assefa Gebrekidan (ET), Ruan Hoffmann (ZA), Samson Kambalu (MW), Admire Kamudzengerere (ZW), Sandra Kriel (ZA), Atta Kwami & Pamela Clarkson (GH/GB), Moshekwa Langa (ZA), Zanele Muholi (ZA), Mongezi Ncaphayi (ZA), Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi (ZA), Odili Donald Odita (NG), Mohamed Ahmed Abdel Rasoul (SD), Rehab El Sadek (EG), Simangaliso Sibiya (ZA), Nkosana Dominic Tshabangu (ZA), Michael Tsegaye (ET), James-Iroha Uchechukwu (NG), Dominique Zinkpé (BJ).


About 'My Collection':
Artist Harald Schole has been curator of the exhibition series 'My Collection' at Arti et Amicitiae. With these exhibitions which started in 2014, Harald Schole aims to make public particular and often hidden collections of artists and members of Arti. Pauline Burmann, chairperson of the Thami Mnyele Foundation is a member of Arti et Amicitiae and was therefore invited by Harald Schole. The exhibition in Arti et Amicitiae and the publication (NL/ENG) bearing the same title, were initiated, organized and set up together with Edith Rijnja, curator and author.



'African Amitcitiae' Publication; ENG/NL, 60 pages, € 10,- design by Joseph Plateau Grafisch Ontwerpers.

Sociëteit Arti et Amicitiae: Rokin 112, Amsterdam, www.arti.nl
Open Monday till Saturday 12.00 - 18.00h (for members till 24.00h)

With the support of: Amsterdam Foundation for the Arts, Goldman Sachs Gives, Arti et Amicitiae, Rotblat, Thami Mnyele Foundation, private sponsors.

Thami Mnyele Foundation promotes the exchange of art and culture between Africa and the Netherlands.