INVESTEC CAPE TOWN ART FAIR
19-21 FEBRUARY 2021
Connect Through Art From Africa And The World
Cape Town International Convention Centre
While art fairs globally and locally accelerate their existing online platforms, Investec Cape Town Art Fair has boldly committed to opening its doors — rather than online viewing rooms — by presenting a physical fair for 2021.
The 2020 edition showcased 49 local and 58 international galleries presenting a total of 423 artists, many with booths boasting sold out shows. Not to mention an accommodation value of an estimated 21 million ZAR for the Mother City.
For the ninth edition, taking place from 19-21 February 2021 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Investec Cape Town Art Fair plans to collaborate with South African art institutions, thereby collectively encouraging, and inspiring visitors to come out of isolation and engage with the transformative world of tactile, visual contemporary art.
Understanding that the actual physical experience of viewing artwork is entirely unique and irreplaceable — not by reproduction in books, and certainly not by online pixilation. The digitization of artwork changes the nature of the work — scale, hues, flat-ness. Consider the light fractals and compression of image files alone as original artworks hand painted by individuals, are digitally reduced and altered. ‘Human connections are the answer to our isolated state. We believe in the transformative power of art. There is nothing like the unique shared experience of viewing art in its physical form — it is palpable,’ says Investec Cape Town Art Fair Director, Laura Vincenti. ‘Across our programming we will highlight collaboration with a strong line-up of ideas exchange.’
For the scheduled campaign ‘connectivity’ is the central narrative Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2021 will use to weave together simple bold graphics, colour-codes and abstracted patterns. ‘At Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2021, art remains centre-stage as seeing art brings people together,’ says Vincenti.
All access to Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2021 will follow safety protocols for those emerging physically. Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2021 will welcome back galleries, artists, curators, collectors and visitors to vibrant Cape Town to contemplate and converse at the forefront of the contemporary art world on the Southernmost tip.
The ninth edition of Investec Cape Town Art Fair opens at the Cape Town Convention Centre from the 19th – 21st of February 2021, VIP/vernissage/preview day Thursday, 18 February, 2021.
For more information, visit www.investeccapetownartfair.co.za The fair is produced by Fiera Milano Exhibitions Africa (FMEA) of Fiera Milano S.p.A, a global leader in exhibition management and the organisers of miart art fair.