This week the Four Seasons Hotel in Westcliff was the perfect venue for the official media launch of the FNB JorbugArtFair. The launch was attended by members of the media, participating galleries, FNB JoburgArtFair sponsors, and partners amongst other guests. The purpose of the launch was to give media the first glance of what to expect this year and also to officially announce the FNB Art Prize winner.
“In preparing for the tenth-anniversary edition, we asked ourselves if we ever simply reflect on a scenario without imagining the potential outcomes, or envision a future without considering the past? So we used this natural moment of reflection and celebration as a framework for the focus of this year’s Fair – to interrogate how closely the acts of ‘Looking Back & Looking Forward’ are tied. We’ll be looking back at the legacy of Modern and Contemporary African Art while looking forward to the future possibilities of artistic practices, communities, and markets on the continent.” – Mandla Sibeko, Director of the FNB JoburgArtFair*