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FNB Joburg Art Fair

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FNB Joburg Art Fair 2014

Various Participants at Various venues around Johannesburg

FNB Joburg Art Fair is located in the heart of Johannesburg, Africa’s financial capital. Johannesburg is home to a burgeoning and vibrant art scene, and a new order of art communities that are seizing the contemporary art agenda around the world with international significance. The event attracts a wide audience, creating a platform for dialogue and exchange, which goes outside the realms of the arts. The Fair spearheads a diverse ‘Joburg Art Week’ with various events happening around the city from open studios, gallery openings, workshops and debates.

Over the past six years, the FNB Joburg Art Fair, the first international art fair on the continent, has played a leading role in supporting contemporary art with a pan-African focus. The Art Fair has become an important place for the continent’s artists, curators, collectors, writers and art lovers to congregate.
The 2014 event will see a strong focus on Nigeria; the FNB Art Prize; a dynamic Special
Projects schedule; as well as the exhibits of 37 Galleries, Young Galleries and Art Platforms
hailing from 8 different countries.

One of Artlogic’s primary aims with the FNB Joburg Art Fair is to cultivate new audiences for contemporary art from Africa. Since its inception in 2008, First National Bank has remained the primary sponsor of the Fair. Artlogic would like to thank FNB for their ongoing support of the Fair.
Artlogic would like to thank all of our participating galleries for their loyal commitment over the years, Arts Alive and the City of Johannesburg, the Gauteng Provincial Government, the Department of Trade and Industry, Pirelli, Grolsch, the Goethe Institut, the French Institute, the Spanish Embassy and the University of Johannesburg.

Talks Programme 2014:

Friday 22 August

11.30 – 12.30
From Jung and Marcel Duchamp to the Illuminati and the Underground
Kendell Geers (Artist)

12.30 – 13.30
Current Tendencies of the Nigerian Art Scene
Joseph Gergel  (Curator at African Artists’ Foundation and co-curator at LagosPhoto Festival)
Oliver Enwonwu (Director of Omenka Gallery and founder of Omenka Magazine)
Moderator: Bronwyn Law-Viljoen

14.15 – 15.45
Collectors Forum: Focus on Nigeria
Sammy Olagbaju (Collector)
Prince Yemisi Shyllon (Collector and founder of Omooba Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon Art Foundation, Lagos)
Kavita Chellaram (CEO of Arthouse Contemporary, Lagos)
Moderator: Bomi Odufunade

16.00 – 17.00
Greek Myths and Other Sculpture Histories
Helen Pheby (Senior Curator, Yorkshire Sculpture Park)

17.30 – 19.00
Just Ask! Book launch and Discussion
Simon Njami (Editor of JustAsk!, independent curator, art critic, co-founder of Revue Noire)
Akinbode Akinbiyi (Photographer)
Mimi Cherono Ng’ok (Photographer)
Saturday  23 August

10.30 – 11.30
The Picasso Club
Ahmed Kathrada (Ahmed Kathrada Foundation)
Moderator: Usha Seejarim

11.45 – 12.45
The Uncensored Yellow
Raimi Gbadamosi (Associate Professor at the WITS School of Arts, artist, writer, curator)
Moderator: Usha Seejarim

13.00 – 14.00
The Freedom to Express the Black Queer
Zanele Muholi (South African Photographer and Visual Activist)
Moderator: Usha Seejarim

14.00 – 15.00
New Models for Art Organisations in Africa-First Floor Gallery Harare: A Case Study
Valerie Kabov (co-founder of First Floor Gallery Harare)
Marcus Gora (co-founder of First Floor Gallery Harare)
Moffat Takadiwa (Artist)
Gresham Tapiwa Nyaude (Artist)
Wycliffe Mundopa (Artist)

15.15 – 16.45
Dialogues with Masters: Artists’ Reflections
With Artists:
Philiswa Lila
Blessing Ngobeni
Ziyanda Majozi
Themba Shibase
Asanda Kupa
Matshepo Matoba
Moderator: Thembinkosi Goniwe (Curator of Dialogues with Masters)

17.00 – 18.30
Ponte City Book Launch
Mikhael Subotzky (Photographer)
Patrick Waterhouse (Artist)
Ivan Vladislavic (Writer)
With readings by Melinda Silverman and Harry Kalmer
Sunday 24 August

11.00 – 12.00
The New Church Museum
Kirsty Cockerill (Director of The New Church Museum, Cape Town)
Moderator: Rory Bester

14.00 – 15.00
Working Title: Create, Curate, Collect
Gabi Ngcobo (Curator)
Megan Mace (Artist)
Dawood Petersen (Collector)

13.00 – 14.00
Collaborative Practice in a Multi-Disciplinary Environment
Phil Sanders (Master Printer)
Stephen Hobbs (Artist)

22 August - 24 August

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