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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