Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2021

Call For Entry

Taking place between the 19th and 21st of February 2021, Investec Cape Town Art Fair offers an intimate experience of the largest contemporary art fair in Africa, in one of the world’s most vibrant art cities. With over 107 exhibitors, 22,000 visitors, 4800 VIPs and a supportive local art community, the fair provides a platform for collectors, galleries, curators, artists, and art journalists from around the globe to engage and create connections. Investec Cape Town Art Fair has proven to be the place where the fast-growing African art market and the international art world meet.

With the emergence of COVID-19, the world is being driven into a state of uncertainty and the urgency of rebuilding. Investec Cape Town Art Fair assures you of our willingness to aid you in sustaining visibility, momentum and presence during these times; with utmost sensitivity around the impact the last few months have brought. Therefore, Investec Cape Town Art Fair’s focus for its ninth edition is shared-support, collaboration and inspiring new initiatives to ensure momentum and establish a support system amongst exhibitors. We believe in the art fair model to bring people together to connect, converse and contemplate at the forefront of contemporary art. The 2021 edition of the fair looks profoundly to the notion of collaboration across aspects of Investec Cape Town Art Fair with the intention of opening up a dialogue and a shared support structure, with an exchange of ideas, research, artists, strategies and resources.

We introduce a new strategy which aims to aid exhibitors in reducing pressure and costs: Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2021 will provide an opportunity for exhibitors to share a booth, whereby exhibitors are able to share the manning, space, transport and costs of a booth. The 2020 edition of Investec Cape Town Art Fair introduced this model; with a group of 3 Belgian galleries - Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, PLUS-ONE Gallery and Geukens & De Vil - coming together from a region to share booth space, which resulted in a successful collaboration.  This model is entirely up to exhibitors to decide on, as a way of collaborating spatially and logistically. Shared booths are limited to 3 exhibitors maximum. Collaborative booths, for example, can be between local (South African) and international galleries that share commonalities and ideas. We as Investec Cape Town Art Fair are open as a facilitator to establish connections and communication between galleries. You are welcome to contact us directly should you wish to be put in touch with another gallery directly or through us, in order to start a conversation and form a cross-pollination of ideas, artists and resources.

Investec Cape Town Art Fair will be offering an early-bird discount to applications for the Main section that are submitted before 31 August 2020.

Applications for multiple booths will receive a discount: 5% discount on the second booth and 10% discount on the third booth.


Guidelines for submitting supporting documents can be found on each entry form, please follow them closely. Selected exhibitors in the Main Section, SOLO, and Tomorrows/Today must have a physical exhibition space and be able to demonstrate a regular exhibition programme throughout the year, as well as a roster of represented artists. The selection of galleries is decided upon by a committee of gallerists and curators working locally and abroad, based on the quality of each gallery’s proposal and supporting documents. We do not accept applications from individual artists.

Please note the R1725 (incl. VAT) application fee, which must be paid upon applying.

Application deadline: 8 October 2020.

 

MAIN SECTION

The Main Section lies at the core of the Fair, showcasing presentations of contemporary art by leading galleries from around the globe.

Investec Cape Town Art Fair will be offering an early-bird discount of 5% to applications for the Main section that are submitted before 31 August 2020.

MAIN SECTION

Thank you for your interest in Investec Cape Town Art Fair. To apply, please fill out all the required fields in the application. To complete the process please sign the contract, which you will automatically receive once the form is submitted, and send to Investec Cape Town Art Fair along with supporting documents.

An application fee of R1725 (incl. VAT) is applicable to each application. The applicant shall not be entitled to a refund of any amount if the application is rejected. The application fee is due by the application deadline (8 October 2020). Please send proof of payment along with your signed contract. Applications without the signed contract and paid fee will not be reviewed.

Booth measures: from 24 sqm to 120sqm. Cost per sqm: R3277,50 (incl. VAT)

Applicants to Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2021 are required to submit a document in PDF format which includes the following:
  • Description of gallery (max. 500 words)
  • Description of proposed booth: content and list of artists* (max. 800 words)
  • Artist biographies and CVs (max. 1 page for each artist)
  • Artwork and exhibition images
  • Press material of gallery (max. 3 pages of press releases and gallery reviews)
  • Three of your selected images in high resolution (300dpi), JPEG format
*Please limit your application to the artists that you intend to present at Investec Cape Town Art Fair and ensure that each section does not far exceed the stated maximum length. Material must be sent digitally to art@fieramilano.co.za

STAND DETAILS

SIZE IN SQMDIMENSIONS MtXMtTOTAL WALLS (meters)
244x614
284x715
324x816
408x518
488x620
568x722
648x824
728x925
808x1026
888x1127
968x1228
1048x1329
12010x1232

RATE : R 3277,50/SQM including VAT

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Wall cladding panels - 6mm thick MDF with a 46mm thick internal structure. The total wall thickness is 58mm. The wall is constructed with modular panels and jointed at 900mm intervals. The standard wall height is 3600mm
  • Furniture - 1 table, 2 chairs, 1 waste bin
  • Lighting - 1 LED Spotlight (43w) per 5sqm, mounted on lighting tracks
  • Plug points - 24-40sqm stand: 1 plug point; 40sqm stand and above: 2 plug points
  • Booth Fascia
  • Two page listing in the digital and/or print catalogue (with image)
  • Website listing
KEY DATES
Application deadlineThursday 8 October 2020
Notification of admissionOctober 2020
Payment / 1st instalment due (30%)Friday 13 November 2020
Catalogue submission deadlineFriday 4 December 2020
Payment / balance due (70%) Monday 4 January 2021
Booth sketch deadline Friday 18 December 2020
Exhibitor set-upWednesday 17 February 2021: 13h00 - 18h00
Thursday 18 February 2021: 08h00 - 12h00
Preview day (by invitation only)Thursday 18 February 2021: 12h00 – 21h00
Fair opening times & dates Friday 19 February 2021: 11h00 – 19h00
Saturday 20 February 2021: 11h00 – 19h00
Sunday 21 February 2021: 11h00 – 19h00
Exhibitor break-downSunday 21 February 2021: 19h00 – 00h00
Monday 22 February 2021: 08h00 – 11h00
 

TOMORROWS/TODAY

Tomorrows/Today is a curated section which aims to highlight artists who will be tomorrow’s leading names. A panel of art professionals awards a cash prize to the artist with the highest quality presentation. The section will again be co-curated by Nkule Mabaso (Head Curator, Michaelis Galleries, South Africa) and Luigi Fassi (Artistic Director, MAN-Contemporary Art Museum, Italy). The Tomorrows/Today platform is meant to act as a forecast of future relevant practises and ideas. There is no knowable line that one crosses to move from emerging to established, so the section can also present artists who have a track record but for whatever reason have not gained significant attention.

TOMORROWS / TODAY

Thank you for your interest in Investec Cape Town Art Fair. To apply, please fill out all the required fields in the application. To complete the process please sign the contract, which you will automatically receive once the form is submitted, and send to Investec Cape Town Art Fair along with supporting documents.

An application fee of R1725 (incl. VAT) is applicable to each application. The applicant shall not be entitled to a refund of any amount if the application is rejected. The application fee is due by the application deadline (8 October 2020). Please send proof of payment along with your signed contract. Applications without the signed contract and paid fee will not be reviewed.

Booth measures: 20 sqm. Cost per sqm: R2530 (incl. VAT)

Applicants to Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2021 are required to submit a document in PDF format which includes the following:
  • Description of gallery (max. 500 words)
  • Description of proposed booth: content and list of artists* (max. 800 words)
  • Artist biographies and CVs (max. 1 page for each artist)
  • Artwork and exhibition images
  • Press material of gallery (max. 3 pages of press releases and gallery reviews)
  • Three of your selected images in high resolution (300dpi), JPEG format
*Please limit your application to the artists that you intend to present at Investec Cape Town Art Fair and ensure that each section does not far exceed the stated maximum length. Material must be sent digitally to art@fieramilano.co.za

STAND DETAILS

SIZE IN SQMDIMENSIONS MtXMt
204x5

RATE : R 2530/SQM Including VAT

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Wall cladding panels - 6mm thick MDF with a 46mm thick internal structure. The total wall thickness is 58mm. The wall is constructed with modular panels and jointed at 900mm intervals. The standard wall height is 2700mm
  • Furniture - 1 coffee table, 2 chairs, 1 waste bin
  • Lighting - 1 x 30w long arm LED light per 5sqm
  • A plug point
  • Booth fascia
  • One page listing in the digital and/or print catalogue (with image)
  • Website listing
KEY DATES
Application deadlineThursday 8 October 2020
Notification of admissionOctober 2020
Payment / 1st instalment due (30%)Friday 13 November 2020
Catalogue submission deadlineFriday 4 December 2020
Payment / balance due (70%) Monday 4 January 2021
Booth sketch deadline Friday 18 December 2020
Exhibitor set-upWednesday 17 February 2021: 13h00 - 18h00
Thursday 18 February 2021: 08h00 - 12h00
Preview day (by invitation only)Thursday 18 February 2021: 12h00 – 21h00
Fair opening times & dates Friday 19 February 2021: 11h00 – 19h00
Saturday 20 February 2021: 11h00 – 19h00
Sunday 21 February 2021: 11h00 – 19h00
Exhibitor break-downSunday 21 February 2021: 19h00 – 00h00
Monday 22 February 2021: 08h00 – 11h00
 

SOLO: insight-out

SOLO seeks to more fully explore the artistic practices of artists working locally and abroad, through curated solo presentations. In its fourth iteration, the section will extend on Investec Cape Town Art Fair’s project, insight-out, which we launched in early April: we invited artists from the galleries that were part of the 2020 edition to look within and engage with a playful Q&A that relates to the act of isolation, and the intimacy and introspection it comes with. 

Extending on this, SOLO explores how artists have reacted to the isolation period, as well as opening up a conversation about the effect that exchange and collaboration has in the artist’s production. The questions of how sharing has enriched the artist’s practice and how virtual contact has impacted their practice come to mind.

SOLO

Thank you for your interest in Investec Cape Town Art Fair. To apply, please fill out all the required fields in the application. To complete the process please sign the contract, which you will automatically receive once the form is submitted, and send to Investec Cape Town Art Fair along with supporting documents.

An application fee of R1725 (incl. VAT) is applicable to each application. The applicant shall not be entitled to a refund of any amount if the application is rejected. The application fee is due by the application deadline (8 October 2020). Please send proof of payment along with your signed contract. Applications without the signed contract and paid fee will not be reviewed.

Booth measures: 24 sqm. Cost per sqm: R2846,25 (incl. VAT)

Applicants to Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2021 are required to submit a document in PDF format which includes the following:
  • Description of gallery (max. 500 words)
  • Description of proposed booth: content and list of artists* (max. 800 words)
  • Artist biographies and CVs (max. 1 page for each artist)
  • Artwork and exhibition images
  • Press material of gallery (max. 3 pages of press releases and gallery reviews)
  • Three of your selected images in high resolution (300dpi), JPEG format
*Please limit your application to the artists that you intend to present at Investec Cape Town Art Fair and ensure that each section does not far exceed the stated maximum length. Material must be sent digitally to art@fieramilano.co.za

STAND DETAILS

SIZE IN SQMDIMENSIONS MtXMtTOTAL WALLS (meters)
244x614

RATE : R 2846,25/SQM including VAT

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Wall cladding panels - 6mm thick MDF with a 46mm thick internal structure. The total wall thickness is 58mm. The wall is constructed with modular panels and jointed at 900mm intervals. The standard wall height is 3600mm
  • Furniture - 1 table, 2 chairs, 1 waste bin
  • Lighting - 1 LED Spotlight (43w) per 5sqm, mounted on lighting tracks
  • A plug point
  • Booth Fascia
  • Two page listing in the digital and/or print catalogue (with image)
  • Website listing
KEY DATES
Application deadlineThursday 8 October 2020
Notification of admissionOctober 2020
Payment / 1st instalment due (30%)Friday 13 November 2020
Catalogue submission deadlineFriday 4 December 2020
Payment / balance due (70%) Monday 4 January 2021
Booth sketch deadline Friday 18 December 2020
Exhibitor set-upWednesday 17 February 2021: 13h00 - 18h00
Thursday 18 February 2021: 08h00 - 12h00
Preview day (by invitation only)Thursday 18 February 2021: 12h00 – 21h00
Fair opening times & dates Friday 19 February 2021: 11h00 – 19h00
Saturday 20 February 2021: 11h00 – 19h00
Sunday 21 February 2021: 11h00 – 19h00
Exhibitor break-downSunday 21 February 2021: 19h00 – 00h00
Monday 22 February 2021: 08h00 – 11h00
 

PAST/MODERN

Placing the contemporary within historical context, Past/Modern is a section dedicated to gallery-curated representations of works of art by a maximum of two artists, produced in the 20th century.

PAST/MODERN

Thank you for your interest in Investec Cape Town Art Fair. To apply, please fill out all the required fields in the application. To complete the process please sign the contract, which you will automatically receive once the form is submitted, and send to Investec Cape Town Art Fair along with supporting documents.

An application fee of R1725 (incl. VAT) is applicable to each application. The applicant shall not be entitled to a refund of any amount if the application is rejected. The application fee is due by the application deadline (8 October 2020). Please send proof of payment along with your signed contract. Applications without the signed contract and paid fee will not be reviewed.

Booth measures: 24sqm to 30sqm. Cost per sqm: R2645 (incl. VAT)

Applicants to Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2021 are required to submit a document in PDF format which includes the following:
  • Description of gallery (max. 500 words)
  • Description of proposed booth: content and list of artists* (max. 800 words)
  • Artist biographies and CVs (max. 1 page for each artist)
  • Artwork and exhibition images
  • Press material of gallery (max. 3 pages of press releases and gallery reviews)
  • Three of your selected images in high resolution (300dpi), JPEG format
*Please limit your application to the artists that you intend to present at Investec Cape Town Art Fair and ensure that each section does not far exceed the stated maximum length. Material must be sent digitally to art@fieramilano.co.za

STAND DETAILS

SIZE IN SQMDIMENSIONS MtXMt
244x6
305x6

RATE : R 2645/SQM including VAT

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Wall cladding panels - 6mm thick MDF with a 46mm thick internal structure. The total wall thickness is 58mm. The wall is constructed with modular panels and jointed at 900mm intervals. The standard wall height is 3600mm
  • Furniture - 1 table, 2 chairs, 1 waste bin
  • Lighting - 1 LED Spotlight (43w) per 5sqm, mounted on lighting tracks
  • 1 plug point
  • Booth Fascia
  • Two page listing in the digital and/or print catalogue (with image)
  • Website listing
KEY DATES
Application deadlineThursday 8 October 2020
Notification of admissionOctober 2020
Payment / 1st instalment due (30%)Friday 13 November 2020
Catalogue submission deadlineFriday 4 December 2020
Payment / balance due (70%) Monday 4 January 2021
Booth sketch deadline Friday 18 December 2020
Exhibitor set-upWednesday 17 February 2021: 13h00 - 18h00
Thursday 18 February 2021: 08h00 - 12h00
Preview day (by invitation only)Thursday 18 February 2021: 12h00 – 21h00
Fair opening times & dates Friday 19 February 2021: 11h00 – 19h00
Saturday 20 February 2021: 11h00 – 19h00
Sunday 21 February 2021: 11h00 – 19h00
Exhibitor break-downSunday 21 February 2021: 19h00 – 00h00
Monday 22 February 2021: 08h00 – 11h00
 

EDITIONS

Editions showcases leading galleries and workshops that specialise in prints, multiples and editions.

EDITIONS

Thank you for your interest in Investec Cape Town Art Fair. To apply, please fill out all the required fields in the application. To complete the process please sign the contract, which you will automatically receive once the form is submitted, and send to Investec Cape Town Art Fair along with supporting documents.

An application fee of R1725 (incl. VAT) is applicable to each application. The applicant shall not be entitled to a refund of any amount if the application is rejected. The application fee is due by the application deadline (8 October 2020). Please send proof of payment along with your signed contract. Applications without the signed contract and paid fee will not be reviewed.

Booth measures: from 15 sqm to 24 sqm. Cost per sqm: R2415 (incl. VAT)

Applicants to Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2021 are required to submit a document in PDF format which includes the following:
  • Description of gallery (max. 500 words)
  • Description of proposed booth: content and list of artists* (max. 800 words)
  • Artist biographies and CVs (max. 1 page for each artist)
  • Artwork and exhibition images
  • Press material of gallery (max. 3 pages of press releases and gallery reviews)
  • Three of your selected images in high resolution (300dpi), JPEG format
*Please limit your application to the artists that you intend to present at Investec Cape Town Art Fair and ensure that each section does not far exceed the stated maximum length. Material must be sent digitally to art@fieramilano.co.za

STAND DETAILS

SIZE IN SQMDIMENSIONS MtXMtTOTAL WALLS (running meters)
153x511
183x612
213x713
243x814

RATE : R2415/SQM including VAT

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Wall cladding panels - 6mm thick MDF with a 46mm thick internal structure. The total wall thickness is 58mm. The wall is constructed with modular panels and jointed at 900mm intervals. The standard wall height is 2700mm
  • Furniture - 1 table, 2 chairs, 1 waste bin
  • Lighting - 1 x 30w long arm LED light per 5sqm
  • A plug point
  • Booth fascia
  • One page listing in the digital/print catalogue (with image)
  • Website listing
KEY DATES
Application deadlineThursday 8 October 2020
Notification of admissionOctober 2020
Payment / 1st instalment due (30%)Friday 13 November 2020
Catalogue submission deadlineFriday 4 December 2020
Payment / balance due (70%) Monday 4 January 2021
Booth sketch deadline Friday 18 December 2020
Exhibitor set-upWednesday 17 February 2021: 13h00 - 18h00
Thursday 18 February 2021: 08h00 - 12h00
Preview day (by invitation only)Thursday 18 February 2021: 12h00 – 21h00
Fair opening times & dates Friday 19 February 2021: 11h00 – 19h00
Saturday 20 February 2021: 11h00 – 19h00
Sunday 21 February 2021: 11h00 – 19h00
Exhibitor break-downSunday 21 February 2021: 19h00 – 00h00
Monday 22 February 2021: 08h00 – 11h00
 
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