The V&A Waterfront will be taking on a new and vibrant life with the third edition of the Cape Town Art Fair 2015. From Thursday, February 26, to Sunday, March 1, part of the Waterfront will be transformed into an Art Avenue when the Fair introduces Africa’s first and unique campus concept. Starting at the Avenue (next to One & Only Hotel), through the North Wharf and right up to the Bascule Bridge, visitors will be able to explore contemporary art in a new way.
More than 40 exhibitors will showcase contemporary art and outdoor installations. A series of captivating talks will be given by internationally renowned curators, including RoseLee Goldberg of Performa, the leading organization dedicated to exploring the critical role of live performance in the history of 20th Century art.
A line-up of celebrated local speakers, writers and curators will also give visitors unique insights into a hugely diverse contemporary art world.
The Fair has a strong focus on Pan African artists: eg Angolan Edson Chagas, Ndidi Emefiele from Nigeria, Zimbabwe’s Wycliffe Mundopa, and sought after Egyptian artist, Moataz Nasr. In line with the organiser’s strong Italian focus, art presented by renowned galleries such as Continua and Primo Marella will also feature. Closer to home, visitors can delight in seeing South Africa’s greatest contemporary artists such as Wim Botha, Kilmany-Jo Liversage, Deborah Bell, Mohau Modisakeng, Mikhael Subotzky and Joshua Miles. Stellenbosch University’s Vulindlela Nyoni will be curating the art in public spaces installations.
Participating galleries in Woodstock and the CBD are linking to the Fair and there’s a special museum night on Thursday, February 26. The Art Fair coincides with other attractions, such as the exhibition opening and the Art in Public Place Programme of Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA); Design Indaba at the CTICC; and the Guild International Design Fair.
Stroll along the Art Avenue, visit international and leading local galleries in cool, air-conditioned marquees, sip on a glass of sparkling wine and watch the sun set over the numerous outdoor art exhibits. The 2015 Cape Town Art Fair will appeal to art aficionados, collectors, artists and the simply curious.
* Tickets can be booked at Computicket, or at the door.
Visit www.capetownartfair.co.za for more information.