Now in its fifth year, The Cape Town Art Fair showcases South Africa’s best contemporary art, artists, curators and galleries at an exhibition at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from 17 – 19 February 2017. “With each year the fair has gained considerable momentum that has generated respect and prestige for the city of Cape Town as a major contemporary art destination,” says Tumelo Mosaka, the new Chief art curator. “This is an exciting moment for art, not just in South Africa but globally, as we seek to expand the impact and importance of Cape Town Art Fair.”
The accessible, family-friendly exhibition features works by established and up-and-coming artists in a range of traditional media including paintings, drawings and sculptures. Top works will also be on sale from a number of participating galleries, and exhibits will be complemented by a programme of performances and talks. Over 75 exhibitors from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Italy, the UK, and more, will be represented.
The fair coincides with Art Week Cape Town which, shines a spotlight on the vibrant contemporary art scene in Cape Town. The Art Week Cape Town programme of events will begin in the week leading up to the Cape Town Art Fair and end the following week with Iziko Museums’ Open Museums Night.
In addition to the Talks Programme, all visitors to the fair can enjoy curated walkabouts twice a day with a guest curator as part of the VIP Programme.
Chief operating officer, Laura Vincenti, says: “By providing a platform to showcase works by both established and emerging Pan-African and diasporic artists and exposing these artists to new local and international audiences and purchasers, Cape Town Art Fair has the ability to further a sustainable market for the arts on the continent.”