Investec Cape Town Art Fair (ICTAF) is pleased to announce the participating galleries in its seventh edition, taking place from the 15th to the 17th February 2019 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. ICTAF is set once again to offer a unique cross-section of the art market, representing the forefront of contemporary art globally.
An increasingly large contingent within Investec Cape Town Art Fair is made up of prominent galleries from around the globe. These galleries represent exciting, established and emerging artists with a presence in museums, biennials, and important private collections around the world. International galleries returning to the Fair are Perrotin (Paris), Galleria Minini (Brescia), Galerie Cécile Fakhoury (Abidjan), Galleria Continua (San Gimignano), Circle Art Gallery (Nairobi), Officine dell’Immagine (Milan), Gregor Podnar (Berlin), First Floor Gallery (Harare), Tyburn Gallery (London), October Gallery (London), Galleria Giovanni Bonelli (Milan), Addis Fine Art (Addis Ababa), Afriart Gallery (Kampala), ARTCO Gallery (Aachen), Caroline Smulders (Paris), THIS IS NOT A WHITE CUBE (Luanda), Sulger-Buel Lovell (London), Galerie Pascal Janssens (Ghent), Art First (London), MOVART (Luanda), and THIS IS NO FANTASY (Melbourne).
There is also an influx of international galleries participating in Investec Cape Town Art Fair for the first time: Templon (Paris), MAGNIN-A (Paris), LOOM Gallery (Milan), Ayyam Gallery (Dubai), Retro Africa (Lagos), Lia Rumma (Milan), LKB/Gallery (Hamburg), Omenka Gallery (Lagos), Montoro12 Gallery (Rome), Eduardo Secci Contemporary (Florence), Art Twenty One (Lagos), Apalazzo Gallery (Brescia), Barbara Paci Galleria d’Arte (Pietrasanta), Nil Gallery (Paris), Cellar Contemporary (Trento), ELA – Espaço Luanda Arte (Luanda), NOMAD Gallery (Brussels), Sitor Senghor (Paris), Louis Simone Guirandou Gallery (Abidjan), and Matter Gallery (Toronto).
Investec Cape Town Art Fair serves as the hometown fair of local galleries with a significant international presence. ICTAF 2019 will see new presentations by leading South African galleries including Goodman Gallery, Everard Read CIRCA, Stevenson, SMAC Gallery, WHATIFTHEWORLD, Gallery MOMO, SMITH, and Blank Projects. Alongside their presentations at ICTAF these galleries, each of whom are pillars of the art scene in Cape Town and South Africa at-large, will form a captivating programme of exhibition openings and events to coincide with the Fair.
Tomorrows/Today, the section of the Fair which aims to place a spotlight on emerging and under-represented artists, will be curated by Fair Curator Tumelo Mosaka. The artists presented in Tomorrows/Today are positioned to be tomorrow’s leading names in contemporary art. The presentations in the section have continued to be thought-provoking and experimental since its inception at the 2016 edition of the Fair. Tomorrows/Today reiterates the Fair’s support of artists who may otherwise be overlooked by the art market.
The second iteration of the SOLO section, will explore the effects of the digital world on artistic production and our lived realities. Each edition of SOLO aims to present a more in-depth insight into the artistic practices of a varied selection of artists than is commonly found in the commercially-driven art fair setting. The selected artists have varying aesthetics and contexts, are situated in different stages of their careers, and have unique perspectives on each edition’s thematic focus.