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Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2024 – Day 2 Highlights

by | Feb 17, 2024 | Arts & Culture, News | 0 comments

Cape Town International Convention Centre and venues around the city

Day 2 of the Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2024 and here are some highlights to attend that add to the buzzzzz of this incredible showcase of contemporary art. LOTS to see at the Cape Town International Convention Centre and venues around the city!

11H00-13H00: Unbound City: Iziko South African National Gallery hosts the Opening of ‘Then I Knew I Was Good at Painting: Esther Mahlangu, A Retrospective

Esther Mahlangu

Esther Mahlangu

Then I Knew I Was Good at Painting: Esther Mahlangu, A Retrospective will open on 17th February 2024 at Iziko South African National Gallery. Curated by Nontobeko Ntombela, the exhibition features over 100 artworks from around the world, as well as historic photographs and a short film. It offers a comprehensive yet intimate view of Mahlangu’s artistic journey, showcasing her unique approach that blends isiNdebele tradition with modernity and contemporary styles. [Fully booked.]

13H30 – 14H30: Walkabout: Nastaha Becker and Amogelang Maledu | GENERATIONS
Curators of GENERATIONS, Natasha Becker and Amogelang Maledu walk you through the new GENERATIONS curated section. GENERATIONS is a new addition to the fair, presenting a unique approach to appreciating artworks by facilitating cross-generational dialogues among 10 diverse artists. Emphasizing individuality, the section encourages exploration of past-present-future dynamics in contemporary art. Notably, the exhibition features renowned artist Dr. Esther Mahlangu, whose retrospective will coincide with the fair’s opening at Iziko National Gallery on February 18, 2024. Booking is closed, walk-ins are on a first-come first-serve basis.

14h00 – 15h00: In the Booth: Untitled hosts an Artist Talk with Ulriche Jantjes
This body of work consists of a range of media, which is attributable to Ulriche’s method of gathering visual and material information. The booth is an installation-based representation of the community and landscape in Elim. It alludes to visual cues, motifs and metaphors specific to the environment and daily life, for example fynbos, gravel roads, agricultural fields, bodies of water, historic buildings, children in go-karts. Natural features are in conversation with figurative aspects reflecting the people active in the environment, piecing together events and observations to create a personal record of the Ulriche’s memories and experiences in Elim. Booking is closed, walk-ins are on a first-come first-serve basis.

16h00 – 18h00: 16 on Lerotholi hosts an Exhibition Opening and afternoon of Jazz
“Locating Identity” is an exploration, a nuanced journey into the heart of Langa, where African artistry emerges as a profound expression of identity and cultural wealth. For far too long, the narrative has compelled us to seek recognition in distant, affluent realms. Now, the narrative shifts, and we invite you to an intellectual soirée where the very essence of African creativity is unveiled within the intimate confines of Lerotholi Ave. Booking is closed, walk-ins are on a first-come first-serve basis.

17H00-18H30: Talk: Curator Filippo Maggia in Conversation with Artists Tommaso Fiscaletti and Nic Grobler
The Appearance is supported by the Italian Consulate in South Africa and Consulate of Italy in Cape Town and the Italian Institute of Culture Pretoria.

17H00 – 18H00: Max Melvill | Eyes Wide Shut
Five art fair interventions exploring the role & agency of the audience in the art world. Unbound City continues today with Thania Petersen’s performance in Bo Kaap. With the success of our two pop-up exhibitions by Galerie EIGEN + ART and Suburbia Contemporary last weekend, this event is not one to miss. Booking is closed, walk-ins are on a first-come first-serve basis.

18h30 – 20h00: Unbound City | Bo Kaap Museum Hosts a Performance by Thania Petersen
The performance will take place once, once at 18h30 for half an hour and again at 19h30 for half an hour. Fully Booked.

Take time out and immerse yourself in Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2024! Another reason that Cape Town was voted 3rd in Time Out’s World’s Best Cities for Culture.

WHAT: Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2024
WHERE: Cape Town International Convention Centre, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape town 8001
WHEN: Friday 16th to Sunday 18th, 11am-7pm
INFO: VISIT for more info and programme of events

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