With a return to a physical fair for this year’s Investec Cape Town Art Fair (ICTAF), there’s much to see and do from 18 – 20 February 2022. While the fair’s home base is the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), events and exhibitions are taking place across the city. If you’re not sure where to begin, we’ve highlighted a few of the exhibitions, performances and talks that we’re most looking forward to.
Catch Hambha Mfazi! A performance by Philiswa Lila | 19 February at the CTICC
We’re big fans of the work of Philiswa Lila. In addition to her solo exhibition, the artist will also be presenting a performance piece titled Hambha Mfazi! The performance will portray marriage and motherhood as a type of rebirth of childhood memories associated with girls being taught about the qualities of a woman from a young age.
Visit the Tomorrows/Today section | 18 – 20 February at the CTICC
Tomorrows/Today is a curated section which aims to highlight artists who will be tomorrow’s leading names. The section is co-curated by Nkule Mabaso (Head Curator, Michaelis Galleries, South Africa) and Luigi Fassi (Artistic Director, MAN-Contemporary Art Museum, Italy). We’re personally looking forward to seeing Michaela Younge’s weird and whimsical felted artworks.
Michaela Younge, Maiden Voyage to Nowhere Good, 2021, Merino Wool on Felt, 103.5 x 96 cm
Grab a copy of Strange Cargo | 19 February at the Berman Contemporary booth
South African author and art critic Ashraf Jamal has recently published his latest collection of essays on art, Strange Cargo. Head over to the Berman Contemporary booth for a book signing with Jamal and one of the artists featured in the book, Robyn Denny.
Visit Nandipha Mntambo’s Agoodjie | Until 28 February at Everard Read
Nandipha Mntambo is exhibiting her solo Agoodjie at Everard Read Cape Town from 2 – 28 February. The story of the Agoodjie is on the border of myth and reality. How their story has been simultaneously deleted and mythologised forms the building blocks for this exhibition, which includes the artist’s signature hide works, in addition to photography, paintings, bronzes and a video piece. There’s also an exhibition walkabout on 19 February at 11:30.
Pick up some prints | 18 – 20 February at the CTICC
Participating in the EDITIONS section of this year’s ICTAF is a host of leading print galleries and workshops that specialise in prints, multiples and editions.Prints are great for starting budding art collections or as gifts. Check out what’s on offer from 50ty/50ty, Artist Proof Studio, LL Editions Contemporary and more.
Plan your ICTAF weekend by viewing the full programme here.