The much anticipated annual FNB JoburgArtFair will celebrate its 10th Edition at Johannesburg’s Sandton Convention Centre from 8 – 10 September 2017.
This is when – for one weekend of every year – art becomes the focus of the city. And apart from a visual celebration of the work of over 600 artists, the FNB JoburgArtFair hosts an annual series of non-profit projects and events to create a holistic view of creative practice in Africa.
These include, the highly coveted FNB Art Prize that awards an artist a cash prize and the opportunity to create a new project for the Fair; a programme of lectures, discussions and interviews; an artisanal choice of delicious food and wine for visitors to enjoy between one gallery and the next; and of course, the obligatory champagne and wine bar alongside the FNB Private Wealth and FNB Private Clients Lounge.
This year, Dr. Zoe Whitely has been appointed as the 2017 Guest Curator of Special Projects. As Research Curator at Tate Modern in London – Whitely researches contemporary artists and art practices across the African continent and the African diaspora. She co-wrote Tate’s revised Africa acquisitions strategy and is co-curator of the Tate Modern’s 2017 exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power (taking place from 12 July – 22 October 2017).
So make sure it’s penciled into your September dairy – a visually exciting window into the ecosystem of the world of art. It’s an event that – year after year – turns the curious into the passionate.
FNB JoburgArtFair takes place at the Sandton Convention Centre, Exhibition Hall 1
161 Maude Street, Sandton
8 – 10 September 2017
Friday, 8 September: 11am – 8pm
Saturday, 9 September: 11am – 6pm
Sunday, 10 September: 11am – 5pm
Tickets are R150 and can be purchased through tixsa.co.za.
For more information, please visit: www.fnbjoburgartfair.co.za