Kiss plate by Ceramic Matters
At the Stellenbosch Woordfees, Hennie Meyer presents a powerful installation of blue and white bowls presented on a lo o o ng black table surrounded by black 'ghostly' chairs - at the P.J Olivier Art Centre.
Blue and white bowl installation by Hennie Meyer
On Saturday I visited the Dinner for 101 at The Castle of Good Hope, a really great show presenting an excellent overview of contemporary ceramics in South Africa. One setting - a plate by Julie Lovelace - had been removed from the main table as it was deemed offensive by a group of young tourists from China. It seems the group had never heard of Ai Wei Wei, nor were they aware of human rights abuses in China....
The plate is now alone on a side table where in fact, by being singled out, it carries the content more strongly.
Plate by Julie Lovelace