In 2012, Fiera Milano set up their offices for Africa in Cape Town and in keeping with their philosophy to showcase art and to make it accessible to the “new” consumer, they launched Art for Me, a South African contemporary art fair which will be staged at The Look Out, V&A Waterfront, October 25 to 27 this year.
Colonial chic has been around for quite a few decades, with earthy monochromes, starched linen, dark wooden figurines, mosquito nets and slow G&T’s on ample porches adorning magazine covers into the wrong side of the naughties.
Joe Dog was walking down Long Street, Cape Town, towards Clarke’s Bookshop a month or so ago, when he became aware of an intense presence – an old man with a large camera, his gimlet eyes scanning the crowded street.
Strauss & Company are assisting the Friends of the National Gallery (FONG) with their attendance at this year’s FNB Johannesburg Art Fair.
“With most of our public Museums and Galleries faced with ever restricted budgets we are delighted to be able to help the Friends at this level,” says Stephan Welz, Managing Director at Strauss & Co.
Founded in 2004 by Ross Douglas, Artlogic is a Joburg-based events company responsible for producing the FNB Joburg Art Fair, an annual contemporary art fair which was the first of its kind in Africa. Now in its sixth year, the fair is one of the world’s premier forums for contemporary South African art. Art Media Agency spoke to Douglas to find out more about the work of artists and gallerists in the region, and to gain an insight into Artlogic’s work.
16-20 October 2013
Brendon Bell-Roberts (Founder and Publisher, Art South Africa) has been invited to participate in a panel discussion at 1:54, the first contemporary African Art Fair, which will be held in London between the 16-20 October 2013.
Amongst many exciting projects, two must-see projects are Dan Halter's Heart Land and the BRICS Project by the Goethe Institut.
Every year the FNB Joburg Art Fair holds a talks programme, through which we invite curators, artists, collectors and other interesting personalities from the art world to present talks to visitors.
Ashraf Jamal interviews Lyndi Sales
South African artist Steven Cohen was arrested yesterday during a performance in Paris for sexual exhibitionism.
For the sixth annual FNB Joburg Art Fair, we turn our focus to photography. A host of Special Projects are dedicated to the medium, and we'll be bringing both iconic names and new talent to the Sandton Convention Centre, where you can view the largest collection of photography from the continent under one roof.
This week our online fundraising auction features work by Kagiso Patrick Mautloa
After winning the South African Mbokodo Award and her appointment as
Honorary Professor at the University of the Arts in Bremen, Germany,
South African photographer Zanele Muholi (Umlazi, 1972) was awarded a
Dutch Prince Claus Fund Award on the 6th of September.
The winner of the third edition of the FNB Art Prize is the video installation Uncles & Angels, a collaboration between South African artist Mocke J Van Veuren and South African performer and choreographer Nelisiwe Xaba.
Ashraf Jamal Interviews Phillemon Hlungwani
Every year in August, the Sommerakademie invites emerging artists and curators from around the world to Berne to attend a ten-day theme-specific workshop, and to network.
Winner of the SPI National Portrait Awards
Ashraf Jamal Interviews Heather Gourlay-Conyngham
Ellerman House is looking for art guides.
Since 2012 the FNB Joburg Art Fair has been a part of the Johannesburg Arts Alive International Festival. This year the festival, which turns a symbolic 21, will take place from 31 August to 9 September across different venues in Johannesburg.
Ashraf Jamal Interviews Norman Catherine
KwaZulu-Natal artist Heather Gourlay-Conyngham has won the first ever Sanlam Private Investments (SPI) National Portrait Award for her nude male portrait entitled A Young Man (177 x 80cm, oil on canvas).
The highly anticipated Open Book Festival returns in September, and the confirmed list of authors is already reason enough to book the weekend of 7 – 11 September to be at the Fugard Theatre and the Book Lounge in Cape Town.
Collector's preview / VIP upon invitation, Tuesday 15th October, West Wing, Somerset House, London 1:54, London's inaugural international fair dedicated to contemporary African art, announces the highlights of its five-day programme and featured artists.
Land artist Strijdom van der Merwe is this year's festival artists at the Clover Aardklop National Arts Festival, held in Potchefstroom, with themes of landscape and the environment also as the focus in various other exhibitions.
Open Design Cape Town is an annual citywide cross-disciplinary celebration and sharing of design and design-thinking.