Performance art, new and established artists, endless walkabouts in the immense space of the Sandton Convention Centre, interspersed with visits to the food and bar sections. Not a bad way to spend one’s Saturday afternoon. It was my very first and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It did not quite have the same intimacy of the Turbine Art Fair – large spaces will do that.
I discovered and fell in love with Phulani Liebenberg‘s gorgeous portraits; saw Thom Pierce‘s photographs of Basotho people and their ponies – an ode to my people; and even saw an old favourite – Ablade Glover – represented by Cape Town’s Christopher Moller Gallery. Something new, something borrowed and something old, perfect.
Adewale Fatai’s work, represented by Red Door Gallery was both quirky and charming and Mwangi Hutter‘s large canvas of their black and white body images had me searching for more on Instagram. It was wonderful to see the range of representation from across the rest of Africa, and even more so the varied offerings being showcased. Already looking forward to the next one.