Highlights from the FNB Joburg Art Fair

Jody Paulsen at Brundyn+
Jody Paulsen at Brundyn+

 

Over this past weekend, thousands of people visited the Sandton Convention Centre to see the best contemporary art from Africa at the seventh FNB Joburg Art Fair.  This year saw 37 galleries, art platforms and young galleries from 8 different countries participating in the event, along with an exciting programme of special projects and art talks.

 

This year saw a specific focus on art from Nigeria with several participating galleries, publications and the Lagosphoto/Pirelli special projects booth. There was a continued focus on photography, with some exceptional work which critically engaged with the medium and the documentation of everyday life on the African continent, as in the special project, ‘Peregrinate’. Painting also featured fairly prominently across numerous exhibits, as well as in the FNB Art Prize booth with the work of Portia Zvavahera. These are just some of the works that stood out for us at this year’s event…

 

Richard Butler Bowdon at First Floor Gallery Harare
Richard Butler Bowdon at First Floor Gallery Harare
Portia Zvavahera - FNB Art Prize Winner
Portia Zvavahera – FNB Art Prize Winner
Dean Hutton at ROOM
Dean Hutton at ROOM
Wim Botha at Stevenson
Wim Botha at Stevenson
Oliver Czarnetta at Artco Gallerie
Oliver Czarnetta at Artco Gallerie
Neill Wright and Ralph Ziman at Lovell
Neill Wright and Ralph Ziman at Lovell
Mary Sibande at Gallery MOMO
Mary Sibande at Gallery MOMO
Kyle Morland at blank projects
Kyle Morland at blank projects
Graeme Williams at Kijk Gallerie
Graeme Williams at Kijk Gallerie
Everard Read
Everard Read
Kathy Venter at Everard Read
Kathy Venter at Everard Read
Norman Catherine at Everard Read
Norman Catherine at Everard Read
Dirk Bahmann at Lizamore & Associates
Dirk Bahmann at Lizamore & Associates
Fabricate, a retrospective exhibition by Handspring Puppet Company
Fabricate, a retrospective exhibition by Handspring Puppet Company
Fabricate, a retrospective exhibition by Handspring Puppet Company
Fabricate, a retrospective exhibition by Handspring Puppet Company
Barnard Gallery
Barnard Gallery
Kyle Weeks at Johans Borman Fine Art
Kyle Weeks at Johans Borman Fine Art
Richard Mudariki at Johans Borman Fine Art
Richard Mudariki at Johans Borman Fine Art
Christina de Middel at La New Gallery
Christina de Middel at La New Gallery
Stephen Hobbs at David Krut
Stephen Hobbs at David Krut
Robyn Penn at David Krut
Robyn Penn at David Krut
Maja Maljevic at David Krut
Maja Maljevic at David Krut
Gallery AOP
Gallery AOP
Ruann Coleman at SMAC Gallery
Ruann Coleman at SMAC Gallery
Jake Aikman at SMAC Gallery
Jake Aikman at SMAC Gallery
Hank Willis Thomas at Goodman Gallery
Hank Willis Thomas at Goodman Gallery
Goodman Gallery
Goodman Gallery
William Kentridge at Goodman Gallery
William Kentridge at Goodman Gallery
Maja Marx at WHATIFTHEWORLD
Maja Marx at WHATIFTHEWORLD
Daniella Mooney at WHATIFTHEWORLD
Daniella Mooney at WHATIFTHEWORLD
WHATIFTHEWORLD
WHATIFTHEWORLD
Baudoin Lebon
Baudoin Lebon
Baudoin Lebon
Baudoin Lebon

 

Lots more photos from the FNB Joburg Art Fair in our Facebook album. Plus, look out for Art Fair videos coming soon!

 

One Comment

  1. neil le roux at AOP AND michele mathison at whatiftheworld.

    xo