FRIDAY, 14 FEBRUARY
12h00-13h00 | TALK 1 | ART AND PHILANTHROPY IN AFRICA
Funding for the creative cultural sector across Africa has suffered setbacks from poor management, political interference, and corruption among the many issues. Over the past decade, Africa has witnessed an emerging creative economy that is providing employment and sustaining artistic production through commissions and acquisitions of art. Africa today hosts several world-class museums, art fairs, auction houses and artists residencies all invested in growing the arts landscape. This panel will examine the role of philanthropy in the arts, and expose the gaps and opportunities to advance the creative industries as a viable and important aspect of our daily life.
MODERATOR: Damian Nixon (Art Business Consultant, London)
Matthias Leridon (Co-founder and Director of African Artists for Development, Cape Town)
Marcus Desando (CEO of Arts and Culture Trust, Johannesburg)
Danda Jarolimek (The African Arts Trust, Nairobi)
Banele Khoza (Founder of BKhz Projects, Johannesburg)
14h00-15h00 | TALK 2 | A PASSION FOR COLLECTING ART
Collecting art should always begin with a passion and only later be informed by self-education, specialist knowledge and commitment. While in the beginning it may be a daunting task; key to this experience is asking why you want to own this work. For many, collecting art can seem out of reach and only preserved for older and wealthy clients. This panel will address misconceptions and constraints associated with collecting art, while also exploring how passion manifests in collecting art.
MODERATOR: João Ferreira (Art Dealer and Advisor, Cape Town)
Guido Giachetti (Private Collector, Cape Town)
Tristanne Farrell (Investec Wealth & Investment, Cape Town)
Kholisa Thomas (Private Collector, Johannesburg)
Martin Epstein (Private Collector, Cape Town)
16h00-17h00 | TALK 3 | CONSTRUCTING LANDSCAPES OF PROBABILITIES
In a country where it is impossible to not talk about the politics of identity and where to talk about it is a millstone that is hung around black artists necks, how does one navigate the terrain that is ‘black female subjectivity’ in South Africa creatively? This panel aims to explore the way in which these young women artists harness imagination in redefining black women’s subjectivities historically and in the contemporary moment, but also in imagined futures. The discussion will look at the artists shared common interests of painting and digital technologies, and will also tease out the ways in which both artists use imagination in their creative practices as a radical redefining methodology to present alternative narratives, which include renewed understandings of who and what (s)heros are; the possibility of alternate pasts; and the construction of landscapes of probabilities.
MODERATOR: Sharlene Khan (Artist and Scholar, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg)
Malebona Maphutse (Artist, Johannesburg)
Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi (Artist, Johannesburg)
SATURDAY, 15 FEBRUARY
12h00-13h00 | TALK 4 | MUSEUMS IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Traditionally art museums have functioned as a sanctuary, a place for meditation whilst also offering education. They have also been a cultural resource contributing to the economic engine that has strengthened local businesses through cultural tourism. In recent years, this model of museums as a shrine to history has been rethought particularly with an interest to dramatically increase audiences of every kind, whilst also recognizing the role technology plays in everyday lives. It is said that museums have gone from, “being about something to being for somebody”. Such a shift in perspective has raised many questions about what was and could be a museum in the 21stcentury. This panel will explore the various ways museums respond to pressures and challenges of the coming decade.
MODERATOR: Tumelo Mosaka (Curator, New York)
Adriana Rispoili (Independent Curator, Italy)
Koyo Kouoh (Dir. Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town)
Sonia Lawson (Dir. Palais de Lomé, Lomé)
Nana Oforiatta-Ayim (Founder and director of ANO Institute of Contemporary Arts, Accra)
14h00-15h00 | TALK 5 | THE QUEST FOR SUSTAINABLE ART PLATFORMS
The panel examines the current and possible future model of art platforms and institutional spaces as self-sustainable entities. Challenges around sustainability for art platforms are well theorized and yet remains a question that most non-commercial entities grapple with. Competing for the same shrinking pot of funds and maintaining the intellectual autonomy of the projects while juggling the needs of the funder is a real challenge. How do we keep our doors open while occupying the space and practitioners that the museums and commercial entities do not reach?
MODERATOR: Nkule Mabaso (Curator, Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town)
Premesh Lalu (Factory of the Arts, UWC)
Georgina Maxim (Village Unhu Collective, Harare)
Angela Shaw (Director of KZNSA, Kwa-Zulu Natal)
Kabelo Malatsi (Independent Curator, Johannesburg)
16h00-17h00 | TALK 6 | ARTIST IN DIALOGUE
The discussion will explore how these artists conceive of their practice and engage the public.
MODERATOR: Lorenzo Fusi (Director/Curator Yerevan Biennial 2020, London)
Kemang wa Lehulere (Artist, Cape Town)
François-Xavier Gbré (Artist, Abidjan)
SUNDAY, 16 FEBRUARY
14h00-15h00 | TALK 7 | BUILDING LEGACIES: INVESTING IN CULTURE
There is a rise of private institutions in the form of museums, artist-led foundations and other types of non-profit organisations. While their functionalities may differ due to their business goals and how they position themselves, an underlying factor among them is their investment in culture based on place making and legacy building. This panel will unpack these processes by exploring questions and ideas about what role these institutions play in our culture today and how private objectives too can contribute towards national culture.
MODERATOR: Boitumelo Tlhoaele (Co-curator of the Talks Programme, Cape Town)
Bongiwe Dhlomo-Mautloa (Artist and Curator, Johannesburg)
Craig Cameron-Mackintosh (Billy Monk Collection, Cape Town)
Sipho Mdanda (Curator, Freedom Park, Johannesburg)
Lindsay Hendricks (Education Coordinator at the Norval Foundation, Cape Town)
All Walkabouts will happen in the CTICC, Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street.
FRIDAY, 14 FEBRUARY | 13h00-14h00
SATURDAY, 15 FEBRUARY | 15h00-16h00
Andrew Lamprecht is a curator, writer and academic.
FRIDAY, 14 FEBRUARY | 15h00-16h00
Luigi Fassi is the Artistic Director of MAN-Contemporary Art Museum
SATURDAY, 15 FEBRUARY | 13h00-14h00
Tommaso Tisot, is an Italian collector with an interest in emerging artists
SUNDAY, 16 FEBRUARY | 15H00-16H00
Teresa Raposo, is a local collector with an interest in South African modern and contemporary artists.
SUNDAY, 16 FEBRUARY | 13h00-14h00
Nkule Mabaso is an artist, curator and founder of the NewCastle Creative Network.
- Meet the Artists: Greatest Hits: Speed-Dating at AVA
The Greatest Hits is an in-house AVA production which showcases the standout talent from 2019 Fine Arts graduates from Cape Town’s top 3 art schools: Michaelis School of Fine Art, Ruth Prowse School of Art and Stellenbosch University. A unique chance to spend 3 minutes one-on-one with these young artists and find out more about their art, what makes them tick and what the new year holds.
- Performance at Everard Read
City of Ladies is a sculptural performance piece by Isabella Chydenius in collaboration with Balindile ka Ngcobo and sound by Kim Windvogel. The piece is a contemporary interpretation of Christine de Pizan’s The Book of the City of Ladies (1405). Time: Commencing at 6.15pm on the CIRCA Lawn, it will ongoing during the audience’s presence for about 1.5hours.
Gallery Night will conclude with two after parties: SMAC Gallery will host an afterparty with DJs and food trucks, with access only with a fair ticket or VIP Card. Greatmore Studios will also host an afterparty in the artist’s studios and exhibition space.
FRIDAY, 14 FEBRUARY 2020
Bus 1 will leave the CTICC at 18h00
Bus 2 will leave the CTICC at 18h20
* THE LAST BUS (Bus 3) will leave the CTICC around 18h40
The bus programme will start at CTICC: route: each stop 20 minutes and at the end, loop back to the CTICC.
- Everard Read
(3 Portswood Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront) - V&A Waterfront
(Second floor on the African Trading Port in the Port Captain’s building in the V&A Waterfront)
STOP 2: (all in walking distance)
- 99 Loop
(99 Loop Street) - Loop Street
- EBONY / CURATED
(67 Loop Street)
(56 Church Street)
(35 Church Street)
(54 Church Street)
- Eclectica Contemporary
(69 Burg Street)
- Bree Street
(First Floor, 16 Buiten Street)
- Gallery MOMO
(16 Buiten Street)
- Buitenkant Street
- A4 Arts Foundation
(23 Buitenkant Street)
(50 Harrington Street)
STOP 5: (final stop) - Woodstock
(3rd floor, Fairweather House, 176 Sir Lowry Rd)
- blank projects
(10 Lewin Street)
(160 Sir Lowry Road)
- Goodman Gallery
(3rd Floor, Fairweather House, 176 Sir Lowry Rd)
- Greatmore Studios
(47 Greatmore St)
(First Floor, The Palms, 145 Sir Lowry Rd)
(97 Sir Lowry Rd)
After-party details in description.
PARTICIPATING GALLERIES INCLUDE
→ 99 Loop St, Cape Town City Centre
Group Exhibition | Vusi Beauchamp | Jonathan Silverman | Chris Denovan
→ 23.01. - 22.02.20
A4 Arts Foundation
→ 23 Buitenkant St, District Six, Cape Town
Exhibition | Kevin Beasley
→ 06.02. - 20.04.20
→ 3rd Floor, Fairweather House,176 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock, Cape Town
Gallery Opening | Exhibition | Gideon Mendel | Freedom or Death
Collaborative Project | Marcelo Brodsky and Gideon Mendel | The Stone, the Gun and the Plate
→ 35 Church Street, Cape Town City Centre
Group Exhibition | Meet the Artists: Greatest Hits Speed-Dating at AVA
→ 10 Lewin St, Woodstock
Exhibition | Igshaan Adams and Sabelo Mlangeni
→ 67 Loop St, Cape Town City Centre
Solo Exhibition | Hugh Byrne
Orly Rabinowitz | A Quiet Place
→ 25.01. - 29.02.20
→ 69 Burg St, Cape Town City Centre
→ 3 Portswood Rd, V&A Waterfront
Exhibition | Nic Bladen: Proteaceae
→ 30.01. - 22.02.20
Exhibition | Dylan Lewis: Unearthing
→ 05.02. - 29.02.20
→ 16 Buiten St, Cape Town City Centre
Solo Exhibition | Salah Elmur
→ 06.02. - 08.03.2019
Exhibition | Carrie Mae Weems | Over Time
→ 3rd Floor, Fairweather House, 176 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock
→ 47 Greatmore St, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7915
→ The Harrington, 50 Harrington Street, District Six
Solo Exhibition | Cameron Platter | 7-ELEVEN
→ Opening | 12.02.20
→ First Floor, The Palms, 145 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock
Collaborative Exhibition | SMAC & Galerie Cécile Fakhoury
→ 56 Church St, Cape Town City Centre
Solo Exhibition | Michael Linders | I'm Done
→ Buchanan Building, 160 Sir Lowry Rd
Solo Exhibition | Barthélémy Toguo | Bilongue
→ 23.01. - 07.03.20
→ 97 Sir Lowry Rd
→ 97 Sir Lowry Rd
Group Exhibition | Domestic Scenes
→ 25.01. - 22.02.20
→ First Floor, 16 Buiten St, Cape Town City Centre
Solo Exhibition | Cameron Platter | Solid Waste
→ 54 Church St, Cape Town City Centre
Group Exhibition | Untangle
→ 06.02. - 27.02.20
Gallery Night will conclude with two after parties:
SMAC: an afterparty with DJ’s and food trucks, ACCESS ONLY WITH FAIR TICKET / VIP CARD
Greatmore Studios: an afterparty in the artist’s studios and exhibition space
ART.DOC, the most recent addition to the fair's programme; a film screening programme at Cape Towns oldest cinema, an institution locally; The Labia.
The programme focuses on art documentaries and is open to the public free of charge, on a first-come first-serve basis. This event is sponsored by The Consulate of Italy in Cape Town.
SATURDAY, 15 FEBRUARY 2020
4 PM: CINEMA 1
MASSIMO MININI: THE STORY OF A GALLERIST, 2019 (1HR 6MINS)
Director: Manuela Teatini
Brought to you by Galleria Massimo Minini Francesca - Minini. Introduction by Massimo Minini, Manuela Teatini and Roger Ballen.
A celebration of the gallery’s 45th year, the documentary gives the public a private viewing of renowned Italian gallerist Massimo Minini’s everyday life, his cultural assignments and his vast knowledge. Some of the most famous international artists, like Roger Ballen, Anish Kapoor, Daniel Buren and Nino Migliori are interviewed in the film.
5.30 PM: THE LABIA COURTYARD
RECEPTION HOSTED BY THE CONSULATE OF ITALY IN CAPE TOWN.
Welcome from Emanuele Pollio, Consul of Italy in Cape Town, Gianluigi Colin, Journalist, Laura Vincenti, Investec Cape Town Art Fair Director
6.15 PM: CINEMA 3
ARTE POVERA, 2000 (28MINS)
Directors: Beatrice Merz, Sergio Ariotti
Brought to you by Fondazione Merz. Introduction by Laura Vincenti.
A documentary that gives an overview of the Italian Arte Povera movement, beginning with its rise in the late 1960s, through a presentation of archival materials from historical group exhibitions, footage from solo exhibitions, and clips from interviews with Arte Povera founding member and art historian Germano Celant, as well as artists, critics, and gallery directors—the film depicts the movement’s complexity and significance. Featured participants include Giovanni Anselmo, Alighiero Boetti, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Luciano Fabro, Jannis Kounellis, Mario Merz, Marisa Merz, Giulio Paolini, Giuseppe Penone, Michelangelo Pistoletto, and Gilberto Zorio.
7PM: CINEMA 3
PHILIP AGUIRRE Y OTEGUI: THÉÂTRE SOURCE, 2015 (45 MINS)
Director: Koen van den Bril
Brought to you by General Representation of the Government of Flanders and Geukens & De Vil.
In a slum of Douala (Cameroon), more than 1000 families depend on a muddy source for their water supply. Together with the inhabitants, sculptor and artist Philip Aguirre transforms a vital water point into a grand architectural sculpture. The documentary follows the ambitious project Théâtre Source: the metamorphosis of a little watering point into a public meeting place.
Screening followed by a Q&A with artist Philip Aguirre y Otegui and Koyo Kouoh, executive director and chief curator of Zeitz MOCAA.
7.45 PM: THE LABIA COURTYARD
RECEPTION HOSTED BY THE GENERAL REPRESENTATION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF FLANDERS, WITH ARTIST PHILIP AGUIRRE.
SUNDAY, 16 FEBRUARY 2020
4 PM: CINEMA 1
IMAGINING SIMON STONE, 2019 (1HR 9 MINS)
Director: Michaela Limberis, Brought to you by SMAC Gallery.
Produced over the last three years, Imagining Stone is a feature-length documentary providing insight into the thinking, practice and process of iconic South African painter, Simon Stone. The narrative follows Stone’s dedication to the medium through exclusive interviews with the artist in his studio and home, as well as unique insights offered by family, friends and collaborators.
It includes contributions from influential artists, intellectuals, collectors and contemporaries who pay tribute to a career spanning more than four decades.
5.PM: THE LABIA COURTYARD
RECEPTION HOSTED BY SMAC GALLERY, WITH ARTIST SIMON STONE.
5.45 PM: CINEMA 3
PENNY SIOPIS: OPEN FORM/OPEN STUDIO, 2017 (30 MINS 30 SEC)
Director: Michaela Limberis
Produced by ArtMeetsTV with thanks to Penny Siopis.
Brought to you by Stevenson, and opened with an introduction by Michaela Limberis and Penny Siopis.
Open Form/Open Studio shows the body of work created as well as the processes documented in Siopis’ four month residency at the Maitland Institute in Cape Town, South Africa. The public exposure of process in Open Form/Open Studio enabled Siopis to assert painting, conventionally understood as a private activity, as social engagement; to present the indeterminacy and vulnerability usually associated with process as a practical way to think through and beyond oneself. To open the studio to visitors to expose an already open process, encouraging everyone to participate in the project. By paying particular attention to the medium’s physical capacity for transformation, we could all imagine other active presences in the world, which might prompt us to think about dissolving the binaries that constrain human potential for change.
6.15 PM: CINEMA 3
SUE WILLIAMSON, IT’S A PLEASURE TO MEET YOU, 2016 (25 MINS)
Director: Sue Williamson
Brought to you by Goodman Gallery, and opened with an introduction by Sue Williamson.
This series of five two-channel video conversations highlights the reality of daily life in South Africa twenty years after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was embarked upon as a process which many hoped would then bring healing
to the grief-stricken country. In mid 2015, with student unrest that swept across the country, it became clear that the wounds had not healed.
7PM: CINEMA 3
BILLY MONK - SHOT IN THE DARK, 2019 (37 MINS)
Director: Craig Cameron-Mackintosh
Brought to you by the Billy Monk Collection, and opened with an introduction by the director, Craig Cameron-Mackintosh.
Billy Monk was a photographer and bouncer who worked at the Catacombs nightclub in Cape Town in the late 1960s. Using only archival photographs and beautifully composed interviews, director Craig Cameron-Mackintosh provides an engaging portrait of Monk, bringing together the key characters of this tragic story. Monk was working at the time when apartheid forbade the mixing of different races. His pictures of love, desire and intimacy across the colour bar exist in stark contrast to the official order put in place by the National Party government. The resulting snapshot of Cape Town nightlife at the time offers a refreshing glimpse into a period of history that is usually rendered in very different images to those of Monk’s secret world
of sailors, ‘sugar girls’, rock n roll, and inhibited joy.
Materiality | Group Show
This song is for... | Gabrielle Goliath
Location: Iziko South African National Gallery, Government Avenue, Company's Garden, Cape Town
Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture | William Kentridge
The Accomplice | Michael Armitage and Collectors Focus V, A Focus on the Collection of Hoosein Mohammed
Commissioned artwork in the BMW Atrium | Abdoulaye Konaté
Acts at the Crossroads | Otobong Nkanga
Laying Bare | Kemang We Lehulere
Why Should I Hesitate: Putting Drawings to Work | William Kentridge
Artist-in-residence | Jared Ginsburg
By appointment only
Exhibition | Kevin Beasley
SATURDAY, 16 FEBRUARY
13h30 - 14h00 | ARTIST BOOK SIGNING: ROGER BALLEN AT CLARKE’S BOOKSHOP
Located within the fair, Roger Ballen will be signing his new book, The World According to Roger Ballen: a catalogue of the first major exhibition of Ballen’s work in France and a study of his career in the wider context of modern and contemporary art, including his connections with Art Brut. The signing will be held at the Clarke’s Bookshop booth.
Location: Booth M7, Cape Town International Convention Centre, Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town, 8001