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FNB Joburg Art Fair

Fri­day, Au­gust 22 – Sun­day, Au­gust 24 Sand­ton Con­ven­tion Cen­tre R50 Fri­day, R100 Satur­day and Sun­day

Art Week Joburg

Tues­day, Au­gust 19 – Sun­day, Au­gust 24 Var­i­ous venues Free event

Joburg Fringe

Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 20 – Sun­day, Au­gust 24 Aerial Em­pire, Mabo­neng Free event for every­one.

The art fair, the first in­ter­na­tional art fair in Africa, aims to sup­port the grow­ing con­tem­po­rary arts land­scape in Africa. The fair pro­vides a space for lead­ing artists, galleries, col­lec­tors, writ­ers, thinkers and art lovers to meet.

Art Week, an ini­tia­tive started in Cape Town, in­volves more than 50 galleries, arts venues and events all around the city. From Alexan­dra and Soweto to Mabo­neng and New­town, it’s all about in­creas­ing the vis­i­bil­ity of, and strength­en­ing, the vis­ual arts in­dus­try in cities through­out South Africa.

Joburg Fringe is in­de­pen­dently co­or­di­nated and in­cludes a wider se­lec­tion of artists who may be on the pe­riph­ery of the main­stream art cir­cuit and not aligned to com­mer­cial galleries.

Here, you will find those in the “un­der­ground” who have not bro­ken into for­mal gallery spa­ces. Wed­nes­day to Sun­day marks the big­gest week for art in Jo­han­nes­burg. From the il­lus­tri­ous FNB Joburg Art Fair in Sand­ton and the ex­Pan­sive Art Week Joburg, to Joburg Fringe – which takes art to the streets – there is some­thing

BOXED THOUGHTS The Un­con­scious Strug­gle by Nige­rian artist

Peju Ala­tise from the Red Door Gallery, ex­hibit­ing at the FNB Joburg Art

Fair

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