The notion that art has potential to transform societies is not a new one. It is in this light that the new partnership between American Express® and Artlogic take over the acclaimed NIROX Foundation Sculpture Park (formally known as the Winter Sculpture Fair) in the Cradle of Humankind, from 12 to 13 May 2018, and turn it into a contemporary wonderland for the upcoming 6th edition of the Winter Sculpture Fair.
Since its inception, Artlogic has been curating exceptional experiences through the annual Winter Sculpture Fair; which remains a platform that provides access to both local and international sculptures.
The 2018 American Express Winter Sculpture Fair is where locals are able to escape the busy city life, and can expect an enchanting sensory journey; coming into contact with seasonally curated larger-than-life sculptures dotted across the landscape, combined with the best food and wine from the Franschhoek Valley brought to the Fair in partnership with Franschhoek Tourism.
American Express Cardmembers will be treated to VIP access at the Fair, with a separate entry queue and an Amex Lounge on presentation of an American Express card. In addition, all guests at the Fair are encouraged to download the Masterpass mobile payments app, designed to make any purchases simple, secure and hassle-free.
The success of the last 5 years of the fair proves this is the perfect day trip where discerning visitors can enjoy good food, wine and art in a spectacular setting with friends and family. This year’s Fair will fall under the theme NOT A SINGLE STORY, inspired by the ‘Dangers of a single story’, a quote by writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
The lineup of artists who will participate in the exhibition include the legendary Esther Mahlangu as well as the Japanese multimedia artist, Yoko Ono who will be showing her work in Africa for the very first time. The exhibition also features local artists such as Mary Sibande, Zanele Muholi and Claudette Schreuders; a listing that accentuates the fact that South Africa is blessed with spectacular talent, in relation to sculptors.
The 2018 American Express Winter Sculpture Fair opens from 10h00 – 17h00 daily on both 12 and 13 May, 2018. Tickets are available online only prior to the event at tixsa.co.za. American Express Cardmembers qualify for the early bird rate throughout the ticket sales, for as long as the tickets are available. Children 12 years and under enter for free.