Activities Tafelberg riba Mesa



Activities Tafelberg riba Mesa

Different dates till July 16

You can visit this special tribute to our Tafelberg from Tuesday to Saturday between 9 am and 2 pm. Don't miss the opportunity to admire the Tafelberg depicted from all angles in over 50 different works of art collected and/or painted by Tafelberg Fanatics on Curaçao and abroad. As we ran out of wall space we created a photo slide show with many, many pictures of the Tafelberg and its magnificent surroundings.

For those of you who appreciate a close(r) encounter with the Tafelberg we have good news:
You can sign up for:
Plein air painting sessions with artist Tanja Hummel,
A lecture on the connection between the Tafelberg and the Mijnmaatschappij by Piet van Heijningen
A tour of the Mijnmaatschappij in Newport by bus
Hiking/climbing trips to be booked directly with Rock Climbing Curaçao
An online photo challenge
Check out the schedule below, find what you like and sign up via

Hòfi Cinema June 2022



Hòfi Cinema

Hòfi Cinema

Thursday June 30 | 7.30 PM

Two movies about Caribbean Manhood, Art and Life!

Frank Martinaus Arion:
Arion's most read novel Dubbelspel is about a frantic dominoes match and a picture gradually emerges of the relationship between men and women in that island society. In the documentary, the Antillean machismo is the theme of a fierce and revealing discussion between seven Antillean men from diverse backgrounds. Contrary to that Arion in the film talks about the 'brave women' of the island, who also made the difference in his life and in his work.

Arion was above all a poet. Several examples of this can be heard and read in the documentary. Many of his poems are in Papiamentu. as a champion of this Antillean language, Arion founded a school on the island in which the children are taught in this language.

Frank Martinus Arion was born in Curaçao in 1936. He studied Dutch at the University of Leiden and Amsterdam. He obtained his doctorate in 1996 with The Kiss of a Slave, a dissertation on the relationship of Papiamentu with Western African languages and became professor at the University of Netherlands Antilles in 2009. In his novels and his poems, he gives a lively and loving image of Antillean society, but also provides criticism. Also the Netherlands, the former motherland, is not spared. In 2008 he returned his Royal decoration in protest against the 'Recolonization by the Netherlands'.

Directed by: Cindy Kerseborn
Language: Dutch, Papiamento
Subtitles: English

Malik and his mother Zoraya, immigrants from Curaçao who have moved to the Netherlands in search of a better life, live in a close-quarters social housing apartment and often butt heads. Malik sees Zoraya as only caring about herself, while Zoraya maintains Malik does not respect her. Their unwillingness to communicate or compromise pushes the two apart. Malik falls in with a group of neighbourhood boys, who explore abandoned buildings and bond over an oppressive societal system designed to hold them back. One night during a game of soccer, however, Malik provokes one of the other boys and ends up in a fight. Ostracised, Malik decides to move on from the neighbourhood. He meets a girl Aria and falls in love, able to express his feels and deeply connect with another person for the first time. Soon, though, Aria learns she’s expecting a child. Malik, blindsided and unsure of what to do, decides to return home to Zoraya for advice. Zoraya refuses to sympathise with Malik, explaining to him the cold hard reality of life, and leaving him on his own. Malik realises that no matter his circumstances, he is the only one that has control over his future. Malik steps up, confronting his problems with himself and the neighbourhood boys. Malik returns to Aria and transitions into his new life as a father, vowing to be a positive role model for his newborn child.

Produced by: Recent & Vice
Director: Mario Gonsalves
Producer: Jeroen Scheper
Director of Photography: Rui Jiang Ong
Editor: Mario Gonsalves
Year: 2019 | Subtitle: English

Tafelberg riba Mesa


Tafelberg riba Mesa
Paintings & photographs of the Tafelberg



Opening Saturday June 11


Tafelberg riba Mesa showcases a great number of renderings of the Tafelberg through the years. There are paintings and photographs dating as far back as the first half of the 20th century and works of art specifically created for this project. That there is something special about the Tafelberg became very obvious seeing the abundance of reactions we received in the past few weeks. The Tafelberg has been captured by various people, from different angles, at different times of the day and during many years. The exhibition Tafelberg riba Mesa also clearly shows how the Tafelberg has changed and transformed over the years. This part of its history will be very much present in this exhibition.

Community Art Project
A couple of weeks ago we started the search for works of art in which the Tafelberg is portrayed. In a very short period of time, we received many mails, calls and guests spontaneously stopping by telling us about their paintings and photographs. Local and international Tafelberg fanatics reached out to us with stories and tales about their beloved Tafelberg portrayal. Some received it as a gift, others ordered it on commission or inherited it and a few people painted or photographed it themselves. Bloemhof collected all these personal stories and made them part of the exhibition. And as to be expected with this much Tafelberg fondness most works are on loan and only a few will be up for sale.

To extend this exhibition into a dynamic Tafelberg experience, we are collaborating with the Mijnmaatschappij, Rock Climbing Curaçao, Curaçao Yacht Club, Kinderoorden Brakkeput and Urban Sketchers, who are all very enthousiastic to take this community art project to another level. Together we will be organizing various activities such as a lecture, hikes, a bus tour, plein air painting and a photo competition. The schedule will soon be available



Group Exhibitions for the remainder of 2022











Group Exhibitions for the remainder of 2022

You can apply now!

TABOO III | July 16th – August 20th
Dive into the world of the shocking, weird, and mysterious. This group exhibition invites you to reach into the depths of your mind and bring it to light using your preferred medium.

  • Register before June 9th
  • 1 piece per artist

 Art for the Roses | October 8th – November 19th
In celebration and remembrance of survivors and angels of cancer we present Art for the Roses. This is a collaborative Auction exhibition between artists, Landhuis Bloemhof and Ride for the Roses to raise funds and awareness.

  • Register before April 29th - 12 PM
  • 2 pieces per artist / 1 for exhibition and 1 for the online auction
  • (Elements of) a rose must somehow be processed in your work
  • In case any of your artwork sells, you’ll get a base fee of ANG 500,- plus 10% of the auction value

Lus riba Nanzi | November 26th – January 14th
How do you feel about our famous spider? Does Nanzi still have a place in our lives? Should Nanzi stay, should Nanzi go? What does Nanzi stand for in your eyes. Shine your light on Nanzi and show us what you think through a painting, sculpture, installation, print using the medium of your choice.

  • Register before October 16th
  • 1 piece per artist