The Ultimate Guide to Art Month

This months calendar is studded with thrilling art fairs and events, from LATITUDES to FNB ART JOBURG, September is indeed an exciting month for art enthusiasts. At this point, we reckon that we, as citizens of this art appreciating country sign a petition to have September renamed to ‘art month’.

On a serious note though, there is a lot happening and to help you keep track of everything, we have compiled an extensive guide to all the art fairs, exhibitions and art events:

The Supersports Gallery of Champions
Date: September 5
Venue: Capital Hill Building, Sandton

SuperSport has launched a 24-hour pop-up art gallery #GalleryOfChampions – that celebrates some of the star Springbok performers. #GalleryOfChampions sees the commissioning of five South African up-and-coming artists who have completed three illustrations each, of South African Rugby players. These illustrations will be exhibited for one night only in Johannesburg.

art.well Gallery
Date: September 6 & 7
Venue: art.well Gallery

Happening this September is art.well gallery’s very first exhibition with artist and storyteller, Michael Chomse. He will be sharing with us his experience of painting plein air (outdoors) in South Africa and Europe. For more info, click here.

UNDERLINE Projects
Date: September 12 – 15
Venue: Museum of African Design (MOAD)

The UNDERLINE show is a new annual exhibition and curatorial platform dedicated to supporting independent voices in contemporary art. Founded by curators, through a combination of private and public partnerships, the exhibition offers curators as well as artists an opportunity to present and exhibit within a larger curated show. Click here for more info.

A3E Exhibition
Date: September 12
Venue: MINI Sandton Auto

Artist Acceleration and Exposure Programme (A3E) is 10and5’s new initiative which aims to upskill emerging artists across South Africa. In partnership with MINI, 10nd5 will be hosting its third A3E art exhibition at the MINI showroom in Sandton.

LATITUDES
Date: September 13 – 15
Venue: Nelson Mandela Square

Bringing together a curated selection of galleries, artists and independent spaces, LATITUDES is a platform for the diverse art economies of the majority world. The fair takes a lateral and flexible approach to mediating and selling art, in which artists, galleries, independent curators, online entities, and institutions are regarded as equally viable applicants.
For more info, click here.

FNB ART JOBURG
Date: September 13 – 15
Venue: Nelson Mandela Square

This is a three-day contemporary art fair is held annually in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was recently announced that The FNB JoburgArtFair has been renamed FNB ART JOBURG after it was officially acquired by its former director Mandla Sibeko, taking over from previous owners Artlogic. With Sibeko taking full ownership, the art exhibition is now 100% black-owned and FNB’s 12-year tenure as a sponsor continues. For more information, visit their website.

Gallery Weekend
Date: September 12 – 15
Venue: In and around Johannesburg

As part of FNB ART JOBURG’s line up of events, there will be art parties, music sessions, talks, film screenings, gallery brunches, off-site artist-led celebrations and special exhibitions to enjoy, which will add to the now most important and exciting date of the year in the art and culture calendar. Visitors will be connected to the top lifestyle and commercial hubs in Joburg including the innercity, Parktown North and Rosebank. For more information, visit their website.

Museum Night
Date: September 19
Venue: The Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre, Constitution Hill, Wits Art Museum, Wits Origins Centre, Johannesburg Art Gallery, The Apartheid Museum

Museum Night is a multi-institution after-hours cultural experience. For one night, the public is invited to explore Jozi’s museums and cultural institutions after-hours and free of charge. Click here for more info.

William Kentridge’s Exhibitions
Date: Currently Running until 23 March 2020
Venue: Norval Foundation and Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA)

The show is the largest Kentridge exhibition held in Africa in over a decade. The exhibition at Norval Foundation is accompanied by a concurrent exhibition at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), entitled: “Why Should I Hesitate? Putting Drawings to Work”.

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