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"PRINT EXCHANGE 1998-1999: PORTFOLIO FOR PLAYING CARDS"
1999-09-02 until 1999-10-17
Sasol Art Museum
ZA South Africa
The exhibition is the result of a co-operative project between 28
South African and 26 Flemish artists. They joined together to
create a limited edition portfolio of 54 original prints. An artistic
pack of playing cards was produced, simultaneously.
Each artist created an image for one of the cards in the pack.
Despite the varied printing media, techniques and themes, these
works of art, and the design on the back of the pack, have
managed to form a complete and unique set of playing cards. A
limited amount of packs of cards will be offered for sale at this,
the first exhibition of the project in South Africa.
The Print Exchange project is supported by the Frans
Masereel Centre for Graphic Arts in Kasterlee (Belgium), an
institute of the Ministery of the Flemish Community (Plastic Arts
and Museums), as well as the workshops of Artist Proof
Studio (Johannesburg) and Hard Ground Printmakers (Cape
South African artists, for example Lien Botha, Pieter van der
Westhuizen, Robert Siwangaza, Nhlanhla Xaba, Lyn Smuts,
Billy Mandindi, Jacob Motsoane, Carol Hofmeyer, Titia Ballot
and Sophie Peters, and Flemish printers, for example An
Blockx, Veerle Rooms, Fred Bervoets, Nico Lannoo, Angela
Melsen, Wout Vercammen and Dirk Vander Eecken will be
participating in this exhibition.
The presentation of the exhibition is the University Museum's
contibution to the celebration of Heritage Day on 24 September.
The project will also be shown at the Pretoria Art Museum, the
Gencor Gallery of the Rand Afrikaans University in
Johannesburg and possibly at the Klein Karoo National Arts
Festival in Oudtshoorn early next year.