Local and international art lovers, makers and gallerists will converge 9-11 September at Johannesburg’s Sandton Convention Centre for the annual FNB Joburg Art Fair.
This year sees galleries and organisations selected from 17 countries across Africa, Europe and the United States. The fair will feature 80 exhibits within 6 categories including Contemporary and Modern Art, Special Projects, Gallery Solo Projects, Limited Editions and Art Platforms.
The Special Projects programme is an invitational section that highlights the artistic landscape of East Africa and will feature a selection of leading artists and art spaces from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda to Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan.
There will be solo presentations by Aida Muluneh(Ethiopia), Jim Chuchu(Kenya), The Nest Collection(Kenya), which will feature alongside site specific works by Serge Alain Nitegeka(Burundi) and Sanaa Gateja(Uganda). 2016 Featured Artist, Wangechi Mutu(Kenya/USA) will be exhibiting a film and sculptural installation presented by Keyes Art Mile.
The first ever series of TEDxJohannesburgSalon Talks themed on the contemporary visual arts of Africa is set to be a highlight of this years event. Cutting edge bi-quarterly magazine, Ogogii, will present the programme which includes full day of talks presented by dynamic artists, curators and thinkers at the Theatre on the Square at Nelson Mandela Square.
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FNB Joburg Art Fair is located in the heart of Johannesburg, Africa’s financial capital. Johannesburg is home to a burgeoning and vibrant art scene, and a new order of art communities that are seizing the contemporary art agenda around the world with international significance. The event attracts a wide audience, creating a platform for dialogue and exchange, which reaches beyond the realm of the arts. The Fair spearheads a diverse ‘Joburg Art Week’ with various events happening around the city from open studios, gallery openings, workshops and debates.
Sandton Convention Centre
Friday: 12pm – 8pm
Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm
R500 Thursday Opening Preview Party
R130 Saturday / Sunday
R260 Weekend Pass
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