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2017 Cape Town Art Fair features Special Projects that showcase extraordinary interactive experiences and rising African stars

Art has become an increasingly popular asset class when it comes to designing an investment portfolio, but remains a fairly unchartered territory for many South African investors.

In 2015, the top three most expensive art works sold for $179.4 million (Picasso), $170.4 million (Modigliani), $141.3 million (Giacometti). Over the past decade, the art industry has seen a ...

10 February 2017
10 Things Not to Miss

An Insiders' Guide to the Fair
With an ambitious events programme and over 80 exhibitors spanning two large halls at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), the Cape Town Art Fair (CTAF) 2017 is the largest incarnation of the event to date. Now in its fifth edition, CTAF brims with a wealth of visual and intellectual stimulation offeri...

07 February 2017
Global Partners at the Fair

When visitors arrive at the Cape Town Art Fair on 16 February 2017 for the Collectors' Preview, they will be able to view work by leading contemporary artists from around the world. At the fair there will be talks by former Constitutional Court Judges and a Smithsonian Institute curator from Washington D.C. In attendance will be private collectors coming from around Africa and...

02 February 2017
“ART SPEAK” FOR EVERYONE

The Cape Town Art Fair 2017 Talks Programme in association with the Sovereign Group is an undeniable highlight of the fair, which runs from 17-19 February 2017 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). The talks run daily from Friday through to Sunday. There is no additional cost to attend once you have purchased a ticket for the fair itself, which grants acc...

01 February 2017
Digital Platform

New to the Cape Town Art Fair for 2017 is a Digital Platform for publications. A growing amount of critical discourse in the contemporary art world never makes it to print. The fair is partnering with 6 leading digital publication to feature at the fair on tablet computers:
 

artnet, Be...

29 January 2017

Talks Programme Announced

The following talks are hosted in a dedicated Talks auditorium inside the CTICC. We recommend attending 15 minutes before each event starts to guarantee a space.

Overview

The Cape Town Art Fair 2017 Talks Programme is an undeniable highlight of the fair, which runs from 17-19 February 2017 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). The talks ...

25 January 2017
Education x Lalela

At the Cape Town Art Fair this year, a partnership with Lalela Project is taking meaningful shape. Lalela is an educational arts programme for at-risk South African youth to spark creative thinking and awaken entrepreneurial spirit. Lalela has had a longstanding relationship with the V+A Waterfront, and during the Cape Town Art Fair (17-19 Feb...

24 January 2017
VIP Programme extended to Johannesburg

In past editions of the fair, visiting groups from the Tate Modern (UK), Guggenheim Museum (USA) and leading advisory firms have worked with CTAF to explore South Africa’s art scene via the CTAF’s guided VIP Programme. This year, and for the first time, CTAF has added a day of studio visits and talks in Johannesburg to the VIP Programme to allow international collectors uni...

22 January 2017
NEW TO THE CAPE TOWN ART FAIR, THE UNFRAMED SECTION PUTS LARGE-SCALE INSTALLATIONS IN THE PICTURE

Four extraordinary works by four local artists will provide the pioneering footprint of the first Unframed presentation at the Cape Town Art Fair, in association with the Sovereign Group, taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from 17-19 February 2017. New to the fair line-up, the introduction of the Unframed section is intended to broaden the ...

20 January 2017
Earlybird Ticket Sales

The fifth edition of the Cape Town Art Fair, produced by Fiera Milano Exhibitions Africa opens on 17 February at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Take advantage of our 10% Early Bird Discount and get your ticket for only R126 per person! The price of the ticket includes entry to the most significant contemporary art fair on the African continent and unlimited ...

20 January 2017
Performances/Screenings


Performance

FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY | 18h00 – 19h00 | Donna Kukama
Chapter L: When Rain Clouds Gathered
 

Screening Programme 

SUNDAY 19 FEBRUARY | 15h00 – 16h00 |
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18 January 2017
CAPE TOWN ART FAIR CONTINUES ITS INTERNATIONAL GROWTH AND APPOINTS A NEW CURATOR

The highly successful Cape Town Art Fair (CTAF) in association with the Sovereign Group is returning in February 2017. This 5th edition promises to be bigger and bolder in size and scope, exhibiting an extraordinary blend of top quality contemporary artworks from galleries in Africa and around the world. In keeping with its growth and positioning, the organisers have appoint...

15 January 2017
Cape Town Art Fair 2017 Presents A Diverse Display of Contemporary Art

The upcoming fifth edition of Cape Town Art Fair (CTAF) in association with the Sovereign Group will offer a diverse display of contemporary art from leading local and international galleries. Over 75 exhibitors from established and emerging art centres including London, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Lagos, Abidjan, Addis Ababa, Harare, Nairobi, Accra and Dubai are participating in CTA...

15 January 2017
Artists who explore the urban environment feature in Tomorrows/Today 2017

Tomorrows/Today, a special project of the 2017 Cape Town Art Fair (CTAF), brings together rising contemporary artists who explore the urban environment in multiple ways. A key feature of the fair, this showcase solo presentations by a range of artists is curated by leading international curator, Tumelo Mosaka. Tomorrows/Today features work by eme...

23 December 2016
Cape Town Art Fair 2017 Presents A Diverse Display of Contemporary Art

The upcoming fifth edition of Cape Town Art Fair (CTAF) will offer a diverse display of contemporary art from leading local and international galleries. Over 75 exhibitors from established and emerging art centres including London, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Lagos, Abidjan, Addis Ababa, Harare, Nairobi, Accra and Dubai are participating in CTAF 2017. Taking place in the heart of Cap...

23 December 2016
Cape Town Art Fair continues its international growth and appoints a new curator

The highly successful Cape Town Art Fair (CTAF) is returning in February 2017. This fitfth edition promises to be bigger and bolder in size and scope, exhibiting an extraordinary blend of top quality contemporary artworks from galleries in Africa and around the world. In keeping with its growth and positioning, the organisers have appointed a chief art curator - globally recog...

19 December 2016
CAPE TOWN ART FAIR 2017 HIGHLIGHTS

From 17-19 February 2017, the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) will be the setting of a diverse display of contemporary art from around the world. More than 80 local and international exhibitors will be presenting quality works at the 2017 Cape Town Art Fair (CTAF), alongside a must-see programme of curated exhibitions, special features, talks, guided walkabout...

15 December 2016
DYNAMIC TEAM TO DRIVE CAPE TOWN ART FAIR

A newly gathered team directed by Chief Operating Officer Laura Vincenti and Fair Curator Tumelo Mosaka, will make use of their knowledge of the art world to reiterate Cape Town Art Fair’s (CTAF) position as Africa’s leading fair. CTAF, currently in its 5th edition, will return to the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from the 17th to t...

11 December 2016
EMERGING ARTISTS BARE THEIR HEARTS THROUGH ART AT THE CAPE TOWN ART FAIR

A variety of emotions and personal experiences will all be translated into art as part of the Tomorrows/Today, a special project taking centre stage at the Cape Town Art Fair from the 19th to the 21st of February 2016. Featuring a rich array of mediums including installation, video, drawing, sculpture, painting and photography, the special project will give art enthusiasts, inv...

10 December 2016
Curators of First Special Projects

The Cape Town Art Fair is proud to announce the first of its special projects, Tomorrows/Today. To be co-curated by Azu Nwagbogu and Ruth Simbao, the project will feature eight solo representations by artists who are at the cutting edge of experimental contemporary art production. As the director of the Lagos Photo festival in Nigeria and Head of the African Artists Foundati...

17 December 2015

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