The timing is perfect for the city of Cape Town – as an increasingly global destination – to open its doors wide on the very first contemporary Art Fair in the Mother City. Destined to evolve into an international drawcard, the Fair will exhibit an exhilarating diversity of work representative of the richness, promise, and investment value of art coming out of South Africa. News of the Fair has both local and global visitors looking keenly at this vibrant new platform of African contemporary art and, whether you visit to purchase, to listen or to learn, the three days of the Fair will be nothing short of extraordinary. The overwhelming response from our leading galleries, public institutions and collectors confirms that art from the African continent is poised to fly.
This groundbreaking Fair – under the auspices of global exhibition giant, Fiera Milano, with its acclaimed art fairs MiArt Italy, and Art International Istanbul – is set to reshape the contemporary art landscape in the Mother City and indeed, in South Africa. Kirsty Cockerill, director of AVA Gallery,says “Cape Town is delighted that this prestigious art fair is debuting in the Mother City: It offers a considered and expertly catalogued opportunity for serious and aspiring collectors who wish to view and engage with the current developments in South African contemporary art and the art market at large.”