Thami Mnyele Foundation

Halaal Art

Hasan and Husain Essop
Halaal Art, c-print ,

SEE LISTING Celebrating 20 Years of the Thami Mnyele Foundation for the exchange of art and culture between Africa and the Netherlands

Various Artists
Celebrating 20 Years of the Thami Mnyele Foundation for the exchange of art and culture between Africa and the Netherlands, Poster ,


CBK Zuidoost Anton de Komplein 120 1102 DR Amsterdam The Netherlands


Hours: Tuesday - Wednesday: 11am - 5pm Thursday: 11am-8pm Friday: 10am - 5pm


Hasan and Husain Essop at Thami Mnyele Foundation

In 2010 during the Dakar Biennale, the twin brothers Hasan and Husain Essop from South Africa received the Thami Mnyele Foundation Award, on the occasion of the twenty year anniversary of the Foundation. The prize consisted of taking part in the Thami Mnyele Foundation artist-in-residence programme from September till 2nd December 2011.

During their stay in Amsterdam Hasan and Husain Essop were inspired by the urban landscapes: 'The night lights inspired us to experiment with outdoor panoramics; we researched socially loaded spaces to capture their atmosphere'. The Foundation will hold an open studio between 5pm and 8pm on Saturday 26 November at:

Bellamystraat 21 (2nd floor) 1053 BE, Amsterdam.

26 November 2011 - 26 November 2011

Dineo Seshee Bopape, Zanele Muholi, Mustafa Maluka, Senzeni Marasela and Various Artists at Thami Mnyele Foundation

Twenty years ago, inspired by the South African artist and freedom fighter Thami Mnyele (1948-1985), a group of Amsterdam-based artists and concerned citizens set up an artists-in-residence programme, enabling artists from Africa the opportunity to live and work in Amsterdam for a period of three months. The atelier that the Thami Mnyele Foundation made available continues to be a vibrant meeting place for artists from Africa and the Netherlands.

The Thami Mnyele Foundation together with the CBK has selected the work of 26 artists out of the 68 artists that have been working in the studio over the last twenty years. This choice gives a glimpse into the diversity of contemporary art practices coming out of Africa. The exhibited works were made by the artists and donated to the Thami Mnyele Foundation during their stay in Amsterdam.

South African artists feature particularly strongly on the exhibition, which includes: Dineo Seshee Bopape, Clifford Charles, Ruan Hoffmann, Senzeni Marasela, Mustafa Maluka, Zaneli Muholi, John Murray, Progress Matubako, Sheppard Mtyshelwa, Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi, Thulani Songwe, Adriaan de Villiers, Tito Zungu and Ina van Zyl.

12 March 2011 - 29 April 2011