The Cape Town Art Fair – which has been re-named as The Investec Cape Town Art Fair (ICTAF) – is on from Friday, February 16 to Sunday February 18 between 11am and 7pm in the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
There is an entrance fee but once you are in, you are in: walkabouts, talks and performance art works are included with the ticket at no further charge. An exciting innovation this year is a new event: Harboured – in the Silo District, at V&A Waterfront. Films “exploring mythologies, ideologies and histories between safe and unsafe harbours” will be screened in shipping containers in the Silo precinct. There is no charge to attend.
Harboured is part of the The After Hours Hub – a platform of satellite events which are part of ICTAF but taking place off-site from the CTCC.
Harboured is also the headline attraction of the After Hours Hub and starts on the Wednesday before the fair (February 14 at 8pm). This is an art-inspired Valentine’s Day date night. Harboured runs every day until the end of ICTAF on February 18, from 4pm-11pm.
Curator of Harboured is Brent Meistre. An artist and curator, he heads up Analogue Eye – a not-for-profit project which screens video art works in public spaces.
Meistre explained how Harboured will roll out: “There are a 13 works by 11 artists from South Africa and Italy.
“There are three containers and a range of works in each container. The short film format works will each have their own containers and the shorter length works will be screened consecutively in their own containers.
“The public are encouraged to move from one container to another, where different types of works may be engaged with. The Analogue Eye project is focused on getting filmic works into public spaces where the viewers not only engage the works but also each other.” Read more