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Feb 19, 2020

Another Successful Investec Cape Town Art Fair

From the 14th – 16th of February 2020, the 8th edition of Investec Cape Town Art Fair (ICTAF) successfully returned to the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). Positioned as the leading art fair in Africa, ICTAF 2020 included the foremost galleries from South Africa, the African continent, and abroad.

Southern Guild  installation  launched new works at the Investec Cape Town Art Fair.

The list of great artists involved in the fair was staggering, which certainly reflected on the significance of the moment. With the proliferation of art fairs in the world, the Investec Cape Town Art Fair is the only international fair on the continent. The Investec Cape Town Art Fair stands as a medium for creating a dialogue between the northern and southern hemisphere – it is fair to say that the 2020 edition of the Investec Cape Town Art Fair presented itself as a unique and special opportunity to experience an international platform for artists from all over the world.

Gallery Momo – Zimbabwe born artist Adolf Tega, “Customs”

The Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2020 took place on what can be described as a veritable world stage, showcasing talent, dialogue and curated display. Here you could access the works of veteran Egyptian Fathi Hassan care of Lawrie Shabibi Gallery in Dubai; Shirin Neshat care of Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg, Ghanaian painter Gideon Appiah care of Afikaris Gallery of Paris, Onyis Martin care of Circle Art Gallery in Nairobi, Luc Ming Yan care of Apalazzo Gallery in Brescia, Brazilian Beto Shwafaty care of Prometeo Gallery in Milan and local performer and sculptor Athi-Patra Ruga care of WHATIFTHEWORLD in Cape Town.

Cape Town-based SMAC Gallery – artist Jody Paulsen  caption is Birthday Girl, 2020

Once again, the hugely successful Gallery Night took visitors on an exploration of the culture of Cape Town evenings. The Friday night event allowed visitors to hop on a bus and tour the city galleries.

Visitors from beyond the Cape, who’ve identified artists and galleries from the city, at the fair, could certainly gain a greater understanding of Cape Town and its diverse offerings.

Kampala, Uganda – Afriart Gallery – artist Sanaa Gateja

Film fans were also in for a treat as art met cinema with curated art documentaries sundowns at the Labia Theatre, Cape Town’s renowned oldest cinema. The programme ART.DOC was the most recent edition to the fair’s programme; and part of an initiative to educate those interested in art locally and internationally.

With so much to see and do, Cape Town certainly came alive over the past week with all that the fair had on offer.

Paris based Afikaris Gallery- Cameroon artist Moustaphia Baidi Oumarou

For more visit ICTAF.

Next Year Dates 19 to 21 2021

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