Art fair showcases talent

2020-01-28 06:00

The Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2020 will run from Friday 14 to Sunday 16 February at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).

It is an experience that is constantly evolving, to accommodate the changing dynamics of the local and international art scene.

One progression is TOMORROWS/TODAY, one of the main art fair sections that leads each edition.

Structured as a curated exhibition, with a prestigious award attached, it is a portal to new visions in the visual arts. The aim of TOMORROWS/TODAY has, from its inception, also been to shine a light on emerging and under-represented artists, set to be tomorrow’s leading names.

It is open to those working on and beyond the African continent and as the title implies, the ongoing theme is one of transformation, and experimentation showcasing unorthodox art forms addressing current social and political issues.

Artists that will be showcased in the section are Danica Lundy (USA) of Gallery C+N Canepaneri in Italy, Amanda Mushate (Zimbabwe) of First Floor Gallery in Zimbabwe, François-Xavier Gbré (France) of Gallery Cecile Fakhoury in Paris, Andy Robert (USA) of Hannah Hoffman in Los Angeles, Fathi Hassan (Egypt) of Gallery Lawry Shabibi in Dubai, Ernesto Shikhani (Mozambique) of Perve Galeria in Portugal, Nnenna Okore (Australia) of Gallery Sakhile&Me in Germany, Gregory Olympio (Togo) of Septieme Gallery in Paris, Bonolo Kavula (South Africa) of Suburbia Contemporary in Spain and Isabelle Grobler (South Africa) of Sulger-Buel Gallery in UK. “Normally the focus of the section is around emerging artists,” says co-curator Nkule Mabaso.

“But while that generally refers to young artists that are newly signed to galleries, but who are not well established in their careers, we wanted to stretch that and look at it more as ‘emerging’ in the sense that they may not be well known in South Africa. That would mean that they are emerging in the sense that we need to become familiar with them.

“They are unknown to us, but they may well be professional and established where they come from.”V For more information, visit or follow Investec Cape Town Art Fair on all major social media platforms.


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