THAT ART FAIR to host African artists
In less than two weeks a new art fair which focuses on African arts will kick off in Cape Town, South Africa. The event tagged: Fresh Art from Africa; aims at promoting contemporary African arts.
The organisers of the art fair; Art South Africa, in a press release said the event will start on Friday, Feburry 27 to Sunday, March 1. It will feature photography, urban art, performance art, painting, fashion, comic art, sculpture and much more.
Ghanaian artist, Jacob Tetteh, Fine and Decorative Arts Auctioneers, Stephan Welz, who will be curating: The Future Masters exhibition, Spoek Mathambo, The Brother Moves On and Thor Rixon, as well as extensive line-up of DJs, musicians, entrepreneurs, and gallery owners in Africa, will also partake in the art fair.
However, application for entries closed on February 3, as gathered from the official page of the event on Facebook.
“As an initiative of ArtsouthAfrica, THAT ART FAIR is committed to fostering a spirit of creativity, sustainability and positive change in the contemporary African art world.
“THAT ART FAIR celebrates emerging, independent and established artistic talent and fringe arts. It is a dynamic alternative to the traditional art fair model. Situated in Salt River, Cape town, South Africa, on the edge of the Woodstock creative district, the urban location presents artists’ work in an affordable, accessible and unintimidating environment,” the organisers said in a press release.
The art fair is an initiative of ARTsouthAFRICA magazine, a leading African contemporary arts magazine based in Cape Town, South Africa. Founded and published by Brendon and Suzette Bell- Roberts and now in its 14th year, the publication is dedicated to transformation, growing networks and creating opportunities for young artistic talent in the contemporary African art world.
Visit the official website for more detail: www.thatartfair.com
at February 15, 2015
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