Joburg goes to NYC for Armory Arts Week 2018.
To kick off our 2018 programming, FNB JoburgArtFair Ambassador Pamela Joyner hosted a luncheon during Armory Arts Week in New York, celebrating Contemporary African Arts. Taking place at BG Restaurant at Bergdorf Goodman, South African collector Pulane Kingston delivered a talk to invited collectors, artists, directors and influencers and later participated in “Art of Influence | Defining New Cultural Capitals” Talks Panel at The Armory Show.
The Armory Show is the first and longest running art fair in New York, launched in 1994 and annually welcomes 65,000 visitors from around the globe. Today, Armory Arts Week represents an important moment for art patrons, collectors, galleries and artists worldwide as the epicenter of activity in New York’s busy arts calendar. In our mission to promote South African and African contemporary arts worldwide we are proud to launch this year’s programme on such a platform.
“It is clear to me that art from our continent and the diaspora is experiencing a vibrant Renaissance. To have the South African art scene celebrated by Pamela Joyner, one of America’s most respected collectors and Patrons of the Arts, in one of the world’s key cultural centres is testament to this exciting development. What an honour to be celebrated in this manner.”