Magazines and Publications
ICTAF is pleased to introduce the following publications to the Magazines and Publications section of the Investec Cape Town Art Fair.
Clarke’s Bookshop was established in 1956. Their main interests include South African art, photography and architecture, with a large selection of monographs, artists’ books, catalogues and signed books. Clarke’s Bookshop will once again be the official bookshop of Investec Cape Town Art Fair, and will sell the ICTAF2018 catalogue, as well running the Collective Publications Booth, consisting of ICTAF's international publications partners.
Intense Art Magazine (IAM)
On the occasion of the Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2018, IAM - Intense Art Magazine publishes a special edition around the fair's SOLO section curated by Nontobeko Ntombela and dedicated this year to a selection of women artists. Highlighting the work of 7 artists, IAM Cape Town Special Edition will be available at the fair and at exclusive locations across the city.
Mousse is a contemporary art magazine based in Milan. Established in 2006, and publishing five issues every year, Mousse consists of interviews, conversations, and essays by some of the most important figures in international criticism, visual arts, and curating today, alternated with a series of feature columns. Mousse keeps tabs on international trends in contemporary culture around the world.
Afrique in Visu
The Africa in Visu association is one of the foremost participatory platforms for exchanges around the photography profession in Africa. It serves as a creative laboratory for photographic practice in Africa, connecting creative professionals on the continent and supporting the implementation of photographic projects.
Something We Africans Got
With a focus on artistic production from Africa and its diaspora, Something We Africans Got is a newly launched journal exploring currents of thought in photography, cinema, contemporary art, fashion, and literature.
Adjective is a digital and print journal which brings together the contributions of critics, academics, and artists, each providing a filter applied to exploring the local art scene, and bridging the artistic encounter with words. Having launched the first print edition at the Fair last year, Adjective will be presenting Issue #3 at ICTAF2018.
ART AFRICA produces insightful, in-depth interviews, features, profiles, reviews, and reports on the latest developments around contemporary art from Africa and the diaspora. Through their curated editorial strategy and intelligent design, ART AFRICA ensures that every edition of the magazine is a collector's item, gracing the coffee tables of global art collectors, museum and gallery directors, artists and aspiring students alike.
The Art Times Network News is a widely viewed and enjoyed visual art news source. The Art Times Network News includes magazine. website and social media platforms that broadcast exciting daily art news, and gallery and auction events to an audience of over half a million. Art Times, exposes this broad audience of art enthusiasts, professionals, and collectors to a variety of inspired art, dynamic news and colourful art broadcasts daily.
ArtThrob is one of South Africa’s leading contemporary visual arts publications, reporting on the national arts scene and the involvement of South African artists in the international art world. Founded by artist Sue Williamson in August 1997, ArtThrob has since expanded to many times its original size, and is the country’s longest running contemporary visual arts website. They will be selling prints commissioned from contemporary artists including William Kentridge and Zanele Muholi in the Editions section of the Fair.
Drawing together myriad voices from across Africa and the diaspora, Chimurenga operates as platform for free ideas and political reflection about Africa by Africans – its motto draws from Felasophy: "who no know go know". Output includes the Chimurenga journal, exploring culture, art, and politics; a quarterly broadsheet titled The Chronic; The Chimurenga Library, an online resource of collected independent pan-African periodicals and personal books; and the Pan African Space Station (PASS), an online music radio station and pop-up studio.
THE LAKE is a free bi monthly publication, available nationwide at selected outlets. It takes a more in depth look into the minds of individual thinkers and creatives, with a focus on the people who make South Africa one of the most creative countries in the world today. They aim to create popular culture rather than to follow it, through a platform for the individuality and varied talents of young and old across the cultural spectrum of our diverse society.
VIP Lounge Design Partner: Moroso
We are pleased to announce that Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2018's VIP Lounge will be furnished by Italian-based luxury seating company, Moroso. Since 1952, the company has collaborated with top international designers to create contemporary collections which push the boundaries of conventional design. Moroso will debut their new collection M'Afrique, inspired by Senegalese design, at ICTAF2018.
Featured image credit: Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, Choice Assorted (2017), Pencil and gouache on wood panel, 30 x 40 cm (Courtesy of the artist and Tiwani Contemporary)