TODAY HERE, TOMORROW THE WORLD
- Artists from around the world are coming to South Africa
New visions of the continent and the arrival of artists from Africa and its diaspora as important participants on the international art scene can be witnessed on the main exhibitions of the Investec Cape Town Art Fair.
TOMORROWS/TODAY will be a curated section about the sociopolitical dynamics of the present day. The guest co-curators for 2020, Nkule Mabaso (Curator at Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town) and Luigi Fassi (Artistic Director of MAN Contemporary Art Museum in Nuoro, Italy), have curated a cross-section of the most exciting, emerging and under-represented artists from Africa and the Diaspora.
From its inception, the aim of TOMORROWS/TODAY has been to shine a light on emerging and under-represented artists set to be tomorrow’s leading names. It is open to those working on and beyond the African continent and, as the title implies, the ongoing theme is one of transformation, and experimentation showcasing unorthodox art forms addressing current social and political issues.
Artists that will be showcased in the section are Danica Lundy (USA) of Gallery C+N Canepaneri in Italy, Amanda Mushate (Zimbabwe) of First Floor Gallery in Zimbabwe; François-Xavier Gbré (France) of Gallery Cécile Fakhoury in Ivory Coast, Senegal and Paris; Andy Robert (USA) of Hannah Hoffman in Los Angeles; Fathi Hassan (Egypt) of Gallery Lawrie Shabibi in Dubai; Ernesto Shikhani (Mozambique) of Perve Galeria in Portugal; Nnenna Okore (Australia) of Gallery Sakhile&Me in Germany; Gregory Olympio (Togo) of Septieme Gallery in Paris; Bonolo Kavula (South Africa) of Suburbia Contemporary in Spain; and Isabelle Grobler (South Africa) of Sulger-Buel Gallery in London.