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
FNB JoburgArtFair is delighted to announce Robin Rhode as the 2017 Featured Artist. Rhode was born in 1976 in Cape Town and currently lives and works in Berlin.
“In the South African and sub-Saharan context the FNB JoburgArtFair, under Lucy MacGarry’s curatorship, proved a worthy contender on the ideational front. What it sought to fulfil was the dream of a reconstructed Africa which challenged essences as much as it refused neat objectifications of place, identity, selfhood or race.”
Ashraf Jamal for Art Africa (December 2015)
“I think the FNB JoburgArtFair does a great job of attracting fantastic artists and installations – Candice Breitz’s film installation Him + Her in 2015 was an absolute highlight for me. Last year’s focus on video was great, and the solo projects were also a great idea.”
South African collector, Emile Stipp.
“Congratulations to the fair organisers on fantastic presentations, dynamic programming and influential invited guests. The fair has confirmed itself as a world-class event.”