As the first international art fair on the continent, the FNB JoburgArtFair plays a pivotal role in supporting the contemporary arts landscape in Africa. The Fair provides a space for leading artists, galleries, collectors, writers, thinkers and art lovers to congregate
This week the Four Seasons Hotel in Westcliff was the perfect venue for the official media launch of the FNB JorbugArtFair.
“Over the years FNB JoburgArtFair has become an incredible platform for Contemporary African Art and we look forward to continuing that tradition in our 10th edition. Our focus this year is celebration; celebrating our galleries who have grown with the Fair, our artists who drive the discourse, our patrons who have unwaveringly supported us and our audience whose curiosity has only grown with the Fair. We look forward to a truly special edition of the Fair”
Mandla Sibeko, FNB JoburgArtFair Director
“My participation in the 2017 FNB JoburgArtFair as the Featured Artist heralds a point of reflection for me in terms of understanding the arc of my practice over a given time.
After my first inclusion in the Fair my interest remains in the responsive nature of the audience who have become more informed and engaging over the last 10 years.
The challenge for me is to create work that could sustain a critical relationship between the public and the idea in question. The 2017 FNB JoburgArtFair will create the platform for the idea to be accessible, engaged with, and in many ways, reinvented by the participatory nature of the audience.”