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Norval Foundation Announces The Third Edition Of The Cape Town Art Book Fair

The event takes place over 26 – 28 August 2022.

The Cape Town Art Book Fair (CTABF) brings together a broad range of art books, independently published works and educational publications from South Africa and abroad. Monographs on artists, exhibition catalogues, experimental and artist books, art historical publications, as well as new, old, rare and out of print books will all be on show and available to purchase.

 We’re delighted that Coronation Fund Managers is once again the headline sponsor of this year’s Cape Town Art Book Fair. Their ongoing support of the arts is a model for how businesses can partner with cultural organisations to enrich and be»er our society. We’re also deeply grateful to Sir Fruit for their in-kind donation towards educational programming, as well as our partners Clarke’s Bookshop and Dream Press. Thank you for making the Fair possible!

– Owen Martin, Director and Chief Curator, Norval Foundation

The Fair is complemented by a programme of interesting talks and engagements by various writers, artists and academics. The programme includes a review of ArtThrob on its 25th anniversary with the publication’s current editor, Keely Shinners and former editor, Andrew Lamprecht; as well as a conversation on understanding the exploration of identity using language and food with artists Kamyar Bineshtarigh and Zayaan Khan, moderated by writer, Nkgopoleng Moloi. Art historian, Amy Soudien will also give a presentation on Lesser Violence – Volume 1, a project by The GALA Queer Archive (GALA). Included in the fair, for its second edition debut is Zine Space, an initiative by Norval Foundation in collaboration with Dream Press. All zines are available for purchase at the CTABF. The CTABF is supported by Clarke’s Bookshop as the lead supplier as well as proto~, Dream Press and Surplus Radical Bookshop.

The Kids Museum Tour, a private initiative through Norval Foundation’s Learning Centre, works towards bringing 75 children from Moshesh Primary School, Langa to join the event date on Friday 26 August 2022 for the Cape Town Art Book Fair. The kids will experience the museum and the Norval Foundation Learning Centre Programme, receive a Making Art History Book, a snack pack and fresh juices kindly supplied by Sir Fruit. They will also enjoy a reading in Xhosa by Xolisa Guzula, co-author of Imbokodo: Women Who Shape Us, 10 Inspiring Singers, Writers & Artists. Athambile Masola co-wrote this positive and powerful story with Guzula. Supported by Coronation Fund Managers, Norval Foundation’s Learning Centre activates a space for foundationally positive approaches to education, that aim to inspire the minds of young students.

The Cape Town Art Book Fair 2022 is presented alongside current exhibitions, When Rain Clouds Gather: Black South African Woman Artists, 1940—2000, Shady by Kapwani Kiwanga and Uncover by Kamyar Bineshtarigh.

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