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Cape Town Art Fair '17: Diverse display of contemporary art - Artslink.co.za

by Marvello and Mill (01/06/2017)


The upcoming Cape Town Art Fair (CTAF) will offer a diverse display of contemporary art from leading local and international galleries.


Tribal Mark Series III #15, Charcoal & Pastel on Paper, 50 x 63.5 cm, 2016 by Babajide Olatunji MBE - represented by Tafeta


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 Cape Town’s city centre at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from 17 to 19 February, the fair will also show a variety of sections dedicated to large-scale installations, emerging artists and online art platforms.


Barbed Wire Paradise, Immersive Spatial Drawing in Mixed Media, 2016, Sizes vary by Liza Grobler represented by Everard Read - photo Credit Nienke de Wet.


The list of exhibitors includes galleries which represent the quality and multiplicity of the thriving contemporary African art scene: STEVENSON (Cape Town; Johannesburg), Goodman Gallery (Cape Town; Johannesburg), Galerie Cecile Fakhoury (Abidjan, Ivory Coast), Blank Projects (Cape Town), SMAC Gallery (Cape Town; Johannesburg), Gallery 1957 (Accra, Ghana), Addis Fine Art (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), BLOOM Art Lagos (Nigeria), Everard Read (Cape Town; Johannesburg),and GalleryMOMO (Cape Town and Johannesburg), among others.


Timekeeper #35_150cm x 100cm by Norman O'Flynn - represented by World Art.


Beyond the African continent, galleries from throughout Europe include: Galleria Massimo Minini (Brescia), Primo Marella Gallery (Milan) and Galleria Continua (San Gimignano, Beijing, Les Moulins and Havana) from Italy; British galleries Tiwani Contemporary, October Gallery, TAFETA and Art First, all from London; as well as Galerie Pascal Janssens (Gent, Belgium), Galerie Seippel (Cologne, Germany), ARTCO (Aachen, Germany), Galerie Caroline Smulders (Paris, France) and Sabrina Amrani(Madrid, Spain).

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