What To Expect – Cape Town Art Fair 2017

Lauded as Africa’s premier art fair, this annual event showcases works from artists exhibited in principal galleries from South Africa, Africa and abroad, with emphasis placed on the celebration of emerging trends in African art. Curated by South African born Tumelo Mosaka who has spent the last two decades working in the United States as a curator for exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, Seattle Art Museum, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art and more.

WHEN
Friday 17 to Sunday 19 February 2017

WHERE
The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)

WHAT TO EXPECT
An array of over 75 exhibitors
of contemporary art. Alongside the foremost South African galleries, there are displays from around the world, including Paris, Milan, Addis Ababa, Nairobi and Dubai, plus a Talks Programme, covering an insightful range of topics surrounding contemporary art;   
Tomorrows/Today, a curated cross-section of the most exciting emerging artists from Africa; 
Past/Modern, dedicated to displaying modern Southern African artists; 
Unframed, a noteworthy addition to this year’s fair which showcases a selection of large-scale sculptures and media installations; 
Cultural Platforms, displays by non-profit art institutions and initiatives to pique the interest of fair goers, collectors and curators;
Editions, a section of the fair that highlights prints and multiples;
Magazines & Bookstores, leading South African publishers and booksellers with an interest in art;
Digital Platforms, a digital reading lounge highlighting arts reporting from around the world.

There will be a a full bar, a variety of food and beverages available and free parking.
Tickets cost R126 for adults until 13 February 2017 (R140 thereafter), available through Computicket.
For more information, visit capetownartfair.co.za.

Marion Ellis of Cape Insights is honoured to be assisting the organisers for the third year with their their Collectors’ Group / VIP Programme.

Acknowledgement VISI magazine and House & Leisure
Image courtesy of Erdmann Contemporary and artist Eleanor Turvey – Yinka Shonibare MBE “… A Poetic Exploration of Ideas.” Five panel mixed-media collage on plywood, 136 x 198 cm.

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