There is also an influx of international galleries participating in Investec Cape Town Art Fair for the first time: Templon (Paris), MAGNIN-A (Paris), LOOM Gallery (Milan), Ayyam Gallery (Dubai), Retro Africa (Lagos), Lia Rumma (Milan), LKB/Gallery (Hamburg), Omenka Gallery (Lagos), Montoro12 Gallery (Rome), Eduardo Secci Contemporary (Florence), Art Twenty One (Lagos), Apalazzo Gallery (Brescia), Barbara Paci Galleria d’Arte (Pietrasanta), Nil Gallery (Paris), Cellar Contemporary (Trento), ELA - Espaço Luanda Arte (Luanda), NOMAD Gallery (Brussels), Sitor Senghor (Paris), Louis Simone Guirandou Gallery (Abidjan), and Matter Gallery (Toronto).
Investec Cape Town Art Fair serves as the hometown fair of local galleries with a significant international presence. ICTAF 2019 will see new presentations by leading South African galleries including Goodman Gallery, Everard Read CIRCA, Stevenson, SMAC Gallery, WHATIFTHEWORLD, Gallery MOMO, SMITH, and Blank Projects. Alongside their presentations at ICTAF these galleries, each of whom are pillars of the art scene in Cape Town and South Africa at-large, will form a captivating programme of exhibition openings and events to coincide with the Fair.
Tomorrows/Today, the section of the Fair which aims to place a spotlight on emerging and under-represented artists, will be curated by Fair Curator Tumelo Mosaka. The artists presented in Tomorrows/Today are positioned to be tomorrow’s leading names in contemporary art. The presentations in the section have continued to be thought-provoking and experimental since its inception at the 2016 edition of the Fair. Tomorrows/Today reiterates the Fair’s support of artists who may otherwise be overlooked by the art market.
The second iteration of the SOLO section, will explore the effects of the digital world on artistic production and our lived realities. Each edition of SOLO aims to present a more in-depth insight into the artistic practices of a varied selection of artists than is commonly found in the commercially-driven art fair setting. The selected artists have varying aesthetics and contexts, are situated in different stages of their careers, and have unique perspectives on each edition’s thematic focus.