Investec Cape Town Art Fair just got bigger with the announcement of an After Hours Hub, the fair has extended its hours, and reach, bringing an even wider public into its activities.
The main event of the After Hours Hub will take place in the Silo District at the V&A Waterfront. A programme of video art has been devised due to take place in container spaces that will no doubt have broad appeal, and will be a perfect vehicle for showcasing this vital medium to an audience from all entry points.
The After Hours Hub
An official side project to Investec Cape Town Art Fair, the After Hours Hub will be curated by Brent Meistre of Analogue Eye. The film-screening addition is a not for profit project that embraces emerging and established video artworks in public spaces.
Join us, after fair hours, for a chance to unwind and network with our restaurant and bar partners in the district. The opening night will take place on Wednesday, 14 February from 8pm to 11pm and will run from Thursday to Sunday from 4pm to 11pm.
The programme is being finalized and the media, and public, is encouraged to watch Investec Cape Town Art Fair website for details
Exhibitions of note and walkabouts with artists at galleries
In keeping with art fair ethos of partnering and showcasing developments in contemporary art practice in the city, Investec Cape Town Art Fair is using its platform to highlight extra items of interest taking place at galleries represented at the fair. A dedicated Gallery Night will take place on Friday 16 February, free to all who wish to attend. A shuttle* will operate from the CTICC from 6pm on Friday evening, travelling between the participating galleries, which include amongst others:
El Anatsui at South African National Gallery Iziko: The Nigerian-based, Ghanaian artist whose large metallic assemblages have won him acclaim, including a Golden Lion lifetime achievement award at the 2015 Venice Biennale, will show at the SANG Iziko over the art fair period. His exhibition is courtesy of Goodman Gallery
Igshaan Adams at blank projects: Adams is the Standard Bank Young Artist Award Winner for 2018. Over the art fair weekend Adams will hold a solo exhibition at blank projects. The blank projects programme will include an exhibition walkabout.
Kemang Wa Lehulere at Stevenson: Wa Lehulere was the Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Arts in 2015, Deutsche Bank’s Artist of the Year’ for 2017, the recipient of the fourth Malcolm McLaren Award for performance Art and is shortlisted for 2017 Future Generation Art Prize. He will hold an exhibition walkabout in the weekend of the art fair.
Simon Stone at SMAC: Stone is an acclaimed painter and held a major retrospective in Johannesburg 2013. There will be an exhibition walkabout and book launch by Stone at the time of the Investec Cape Town Art Fair.
Commenting on the After Hours Hub, as well as the art fair inclusion of artists’ walkabouts at partner galleries, art fair curator Tumelo Mosaka had this to say: “The important thing for us to realize is that we are part of a larger ecosystem. And it’s important for us to be engaged with our partners in the city of Cape Town.
“With our involvement in showcasing outside exhibitions and studio visits, we are mindful that these are artists represented by some of the galleries in the art fair. Likewise, the video screenings curated by Brent Maistre from Analogue Eye will include some South African artists and some internationals of interest to art fair goers.
“We are creating a whole interaction that will happen in the evenings where we will have containers in a section of the Waterfront for people to interact with. And there will be video art presented.
“So we are engaging with, and to tapping into, the city by allowing people to move between different city spaces — seeing some of the other works by artists represented on the art fair, and some new artists too.
“Lastly, we would also like to have a big party, and we are working on the big party details. We encourage everyone to watch our website, and the press, for details.”
The Yard, Si, Radisson Red and Sushi box will be open for ICTAF2018 after hours hub and walkabouts at the V&A Waterfront.
* The shuttle is free to ticketed fair goers, i.e. your ticket stub will ensure you a free ride on the shuttle.