Art Fair promotes Cape Town as Global Art Capital
Join us on the 28 Feb – 2 March at the Cape Town Art Fair (CTAF) at The Pavilion, V&A Waterfront for the very best South African contemporary art under one roof. Building on its very successful debut last year, the Cape Town Art Fair 2014 welcomes a number of newcomers! Participants include the fabulous Stevenson, Goodman and Everard Read galleries, who are every so enthusiastic about our global art capital. “It’s encouraging to see that the Cape Town art world is becoming a denser, more layered fabric of spaces and events,” says Joost Bosland of Stevenson, which is presenting a solo booth by Zander Blom at the CTAF.
Produced by Fiera Milano Exhibitions Africa, who are responsible for staging Art Fairs in Milan and Istanbul, their director Louise Cashmore says that our local art is attracting more and more attention from collectors that our participants represent an eclectic range of already acclaimed as well as emerging local art stars. The Cape Town Art Fair 2014 will strongly illustrate why Cape Town is worthy of being World Design Capital this year. One of the local members of the curatorial committee, Andrew Lamprecht believes this year’s fair shows a selection of the very finest art we have to offer. For collectors, it’s the best place to see the vast array of talent in one place and shows how we’re home to many of the country’s leading contemporary artists, curators and galleries.
The event is not only for collectors and adults, you can bring the kids along! The Sovereign Art Foundation, a charity for children’s rehabilitation, education and therapy, will provide an interactive ‘art zone’ for children who have a passion for art. It’s a celebration of well knownknown artists enjoying child’s play and provides a perfect space for children to have a memorable innovative art experience.
Other highlights include a special project by invited artist Josh Ginsberg, Lyndi Sales and guest curator, Ernestine White as well as the screening of new works at the IMAX cinema by SA’s most innovative multimedia artists. There will also be a number of panel discussions with the key figures in SA’s art world.
The Cape Town Art Fair offers a joint entry ticket which includes entry into the Art Fair AND Africa’s first design fair, GUILD, taking place, nearby at the Lookout at the V&A Waterfront over the same time. This joint ticket costs just R120 and is available through Computicket or at the door. You can also just buy tickets for the Cape Town Art Fair for R70, including entry into the talks, workshops and the Sovereign Children’s Art Zone.
Buy your tickets! These events are not to be missed!