FNB JoburgArtfair and the African Artist.
The FNB JoburgArtFair is an international art fair in Johannesburg focused on contemporary art from the African continent and the diaspora.
FNB has always been passionate about art because we recognise that artistic expression involves creativity and imagination, which we know to be key drivers of innovation. The annual FNB JoburgArtFair provides a platform for more than 600 artists from across the continent and continues to draw a huge array of creative individuals and art connoisseurs from across the globe.
The FNB JoburgArtFair continues to play an important role in harnessing the value that artists bring to society and has thus established itself as the meeting place for those interested in African contemporary art. The demand to attend the FNB JoburgArtFair continues to exceed expectations, ultimately situating it as an important stage for both artists and galleries. Currently, there’s no better showcase and experience in the art scene on the continent.
Where : Sandton Convention Centre
Date : 9 – 11 September 2016
This weekend the annual FNB JoburgArtFair transformed the Sandton Convention Centre into a collection of pop-up galleries from all over Africa. We saw the mystifying allegorical film and sculptural work of this year’s Featured Artist Wangechi Mutu, and 2016 FNB Art Prize winner Nolan Oswald Denis ’Furthermore/ More installation which responds to the challenge of a new political memory. Rather […]
Igshaan Adams‘ tapestries and sculptures made from string, beads, found fabric and steel delve into complex concerns about cultural hybridity. His latest exhibition, Oorskot at Blank Projects, explores the concept of ‘remnants’, which physically refers to his usage of discarded and excess material from previous works that have been reshaped into new forms. Notions of death, decay […]
The ninth FNB JoburgArtFair opens this Thursday, 8 September 2016 at the Sandton Convention Centre for four days of cutting edge contemporary art exhibitions and events from leading galleries, curators, artists and enthusiasts from Africa and the diaspora. Over the past few years the fair has grown from a primarily South African focus to a continent-wide affair, […]
Africa’s leading art fair is back for its ninth year of showcasing contemporary art from the continent and the diaspora. Taking place at The Sandton Convention Centre from 9 – 11 September this year, the FNB JoburgArtFair looks set to play host to some of the finest works from a far-reaching group of galleries, publications and independent […]
A snapshot of the 2015 FNB JoburgArtFair for those who may have missed this year’s Fair or would like to enjoy some of the art one last time. To read more about the FNB JoburgArtFair and its artists from 2015, visit https://blog.fnb.co.za/sponsorships/fnbjaf/