AT ODDS- Turbine Art Fair GRAD SHOW by Michaela Limberis and Siwa Mgoboza

Establish in 2013 by The Forum, The Turbine Art Fair (TAF) is a unique South African Art fair that brings together exhibitors from around the SADC region to present, sell and celebrate works. TAF is a platform that aims to showcase established as well as new talent in an environment that is immersive, accessible and inclusive. This year’s Turbine Art Fair Grad Show presents AT ODDS : in conflict or at variance is, a show curated by Michaela Limberis and Siwa Mgoboza 

What is the curatorial point of departure for this body of work?
As co-curators we were aware that our opinions and preferences in making this selection would likely  be ‘at odds’, requiring continuous engagement through discord. We were pushed to comparatively  question our own positionalities and ideas in response to the works, and we invite you to do the same.  

Within the works at large there is also a sense of being AT ODDS Follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Also, sign up to our Newsletters so you don’t miss out on any of our unique stories and exciting giveaways! particular experiences,  materials, realities, and/or ideas. We have all been subject to turbulent times in recent years,  particularly throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite the challenges of limited access to their  studios, critical feedback, peer review and material resources, these artists exhibit a pronounced  independent drive and resourcefulness, resulting in the exceptional works presented here.  

What value does the Grad Show provide?
The Turbine Art Fair GRAD SHOW platform offers a unique opportunity for these artists – otherwise  unsupported in their transition from institution to market – to engage and network as professionals in  the earliest stages of their career. Critical engagement and a viewing audience are central to building  a sustainable practice. Without the ability to filter through minds and generate dialogue, the works sit  idle without purpose. 

This exhibition provides an overview of the current climate of production from institutions nationally in  Bloemfontein, Gqeberha, Durban and Makhanda, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Stellenbosch.  


Who are the participating artists? 

Aaron Adriaan / Jeffrey Allan / Rohini Amratlal / Jess Bothma / Siobahn Doughty / Rebecca D’Eramo Luca Evans / Samukelo Gqola / Kagiso Gundane / PK Mohanoe / Brian Montshiwa / Bekezela Mabena  / Ben Mphande / Kaelo Molefe / Siyabonga Mtshali / Lindokuhle Ndlovu / Hlavutelo Ngobeni / / Emeka  Ntone-Edjabe / Siphesihle Ntsungwana / Nthabeleng Pepenene / Thando Phenyene / Daniel Retief /  Cassian Robbertze / Michael Wilson

curated by Michaela Limberis and Siwa Mgoboza 


Participating Institutions

University of the Free State / Michaelis School of Fine Art (University of Cape Town) Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography / Cape Town Creative Academy Durban University of Technology / Rhodes University / University of Johannesburg University of the Witwatersrand / Artist Proof Studios 

The Turbine Art Fair runs from the 21st of July, 2022 – 24th of July, 2022 at Oxford Parks, 199 Oxford  Parks, Rosebank. The programme includes daily walkabouts and artist talks. Tickets can either be booked online for R75 – R150 or at the door for R180.

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