The FNB JoburgArtFair is Africa’s leading art fair focused on contemporary art from the continent and diaspora. Now in its tenth year, it continues to strengthen this position by presenting the finest of contemporary African art alongside memorable exhibitions and groundbreaking initiatives. Since its inception in 2008, Artlogic has set out to grow a sustainable industry for the arts with a solid base of local and international buyers. Loyal commitment from all of our participating galleries and partners each year has allowed the fair to reach record sales and visitor numbers.
Now a vibrant programme of collateral events happens throughout the city of Johannesburg, reinforcing the demand for an annual event where the continent’s artists, curators, collectors and enthusiasts can congregate. Special features of the Fair include a series of curated Special Projects, a VIP Programme that has hosted top international curators and directors from institutions like The Tate Modern, Venice Biennale, Centre Pompidou and CCA Lagos, as well as a Talks Programme that invites art-world figures, philosophers, and critical theorists to deliver key-note lectures and participate in panel discussions. The 2017 Fair will also see the seventh edition of the FNB Art Prize – a major opportunity for an artist to realise a new work at the Fair.
The FNB JoburgArtFair welcomes local and international galleries and in particular those that have an interest or link to African Contemporary Art. The 2017 selection committee is made up of Joost Bosland (Stevenson), Jonathan Garnham (blank projects), Londi Modiko (WHATIFTHEWORLD), Monna Mokoena, (Gallery MOMO) and Baylon Sandri (SMAC Gallery). The 2017 selection committee is chaired by Business and Arts South Africa CEO Michelle Constant, in a non-voting capacity.
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