23 Feb 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.