Photo highlights from the Cape Town Art Fair

In its new home in the swanky ICC, the Cape Town Art Fair put on an excellent show this year. All the big name local galleries were present as well as an interesting mix of smaller and visiting galleries, print studios, arts organisations, publications and project exhibitions. The cavernous hall was empty but for the booth walls that created an enticing maze through the space. The bars were located inconspicuously in the corners of the hall with roving champaign trollies cruising the venue. This was an art fair first and foremost, rather than a lifestyle event. The bare cement floor and high ceiling added to the stripped back, cleanness of the space. The fair was laid out by category, with the main commercial galleries positioned in the centre, newer galleries around the edges, print studios and publications together at one end and a special ‘Past/Modern’ section for older collectable works. Without any superfluous elements, visitors were able to move fluidly through the space and get lost in the web of booths. For those who attending and for those who missed out, these were just some of the artworks that caught our eye.   

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Pascale Marthine Tayou

Pascale Marthine Tayou

Jaco van Schalkwyk

Jaco van Schalkwyk

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Johann van der Schijff

Johann van der Schijff

Neil le Roux

Neil le Roux

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Heidi Fourie

Heidi Fourie

Lindsey Levendall

Lindsey Levendall

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Richard Penn

Richard Penn

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Karlien De Villiers

Karlien De Villiers

Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor

Dan Halter

Dan Halter

John Murray (L) and Pierre Fouché

John Murray (L) and Pierre Fouché

Jeanne Gaigher

Jeanne Gaigher

Maurice Mbikayi

Maurice Mbikayi

Tony Gum (back)

Tony Gum (back)

Simphiwe Ndzube

Simphiwe Ndzube

Liza Grobler

Liza Grobler

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Deborah Bell

Deborah Bell

Beth Armstrong

Beth Armstrong

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Liza Littlewort

Liza Littlewort

Khaya Sineyile

Khaya Sineyile

Olivié Keck (L), Ledelle Moe

Olivié Keck (L), Ledelle Moe

Olivié Keck

Olivié Keck

Jan-Henri Booyens

Jan-Henri Booyens

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Igshaan Adams

Igshaan Adams

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Roan Coleman

Roan Coleman

Zander Blom

Zander Blom

Wim Botha

Wim Botha

Kader Attia

Kader Attia

Gresham Tapiwa Nyaude

Gresham Tapiwa Nyaude

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Kyle Morland

Kyle Morland

Lady Skollie

Lady Skollie

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Peter Eastman

Peter Eastman

Jody Paulsen

Jody Paulsen

Katherine Spinder

Katherine Spinder

Jacko van Schalkwyk

Jacko van Schalkwyk

Ryan Hewett

Ryan Hewett

Gitte Moller

Gitte Moller

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Jason Bronkhorst

Jason Bronkhorst

Jason Bronkhorst

Jason Bronkhorst

Wilhelm Saayman

Wilhelm Saayman

Handspring Puppet Company

Handspring Puppet Company

Wycliffe Mundopa

Wycliffe Mundopa

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