The Cape Town Art Fair (CTAF) is scheduled to take place between the 28th of February and 2nd of March 2014 at The Pavilion in the V&A Waterfront. After its debut last year the CTAF brings together the very best South African contemporary art under one roof and welcomes a number of newcomers to the existing gallery participants including Stevenson, Goodman and Everard Read, who are enthusiastic about how the Cape Town Art Fair is promoting the city as a 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.
The CTAF is being produced by Fiera Milano Exhibitions Africa, part of the global Fiera Milano Group responsible for staging Art Fairs in Milan, and Istanbul. Fiera Milano Director, Louise Cashmore says that local art is attracting more and more attention from collectors here and abroad, which means now more than ever is the best time to celebrate what we have on offer –
“I’m very proud of the programme and participating galleries for this year’s Cape Town Art Fair, which represents a huge and eclectic range of already acclaimed as well as emerging local art stars. Their exhibits will be complemented by a programme of performances, talks and artist dialogues. The Cape Town Art Fair 2014 strongly illustrates why Cape Town merited being the World Design Capital this year.”
Cape Town is an international city and is home to many of the country’s leading contemporary artists, curators and galleries. Among the many attractions, the 2014 CTAF will also present a special project by invited artist Josh Ginsberg and guest curator, Ernestine White, who will show a body of work by invited artist, Lyndie Sales. Other highlights include the screening of new works at the IMAX cinema by some of SA’s most innovative multimedia artists, which is really cool considering how far we’ve come locally with design and art. Art South Africa will host panel discussions and debates with key figures in the South African art world, creating a forum for debate within the visual arts sector.
The Sovereign Art Foundation, a charity dedicated to using art for children’s rehabilitation, education and therapy, will provide an innovative and interactive ‘art zone’ for the kiddies who have a passion for art. This is a first for Cape Town and lends the concept from the very successful Hong Kong Art Fair.
In the spirit of acknowledging Cape Town’s World Design Capital status, the Cape Town Art Fair is offering a joint entry ticket which includes entry into the Art Fair as well as entry into Africa’s first design fair, GUILD, which takes place in the neighbouring 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. Alternatively, tickets can be purchased for the Cape Town Art Fair exclusively – these tickets include entry into the talks, workshops and the Sovereign Children’s Art Zone.
Cape Town Art Fair
Friday 28 Feb to Sunday 02 March 2014
The Pavilion, V&A Waterfront.
Children under 12
Children under 2 years
Guild Design Fair
Thursday 27 Feb to Sunday 9 March 2014
The Lookout, V&A Waterfront
Adult joint ticket to attend both events: R120.00