Art for her sake
Introducing SOLO, a new section celebrating women artists at the 2018 Cape Town Art Fair
The 2018 Cape Town Art Fair (CTAF) introduces a new section, SOLO, focusing on the production of woman artists that centers on the pervasive sociopolitical issues affecting women in both the private and public domain.
A showcase of their various artistic perspectives and contribution to the art world, SOLO is guest-curated by Nontobeko Ntombela, who works with fair curator Tumelo Mosaka and the CTAF team. “I’m interested in the concept of what it means as a female artist to have this extended self through art,” says Nontobeko. “The artists we are working with have explored this in diverse ways.” The chosen pieces are all about “upsetting the norm and upsetting the image of women”.
Featured artists include Maïmouna Guerresi (Italy), represented by Officine dell’Immagine; Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum (Botswana), represented by Tiwani Contemporary; Stacey Gillian Abe (Uganda), represented by Afriart Gallery Kampala; Parul Thacker (India), represented by Amar Gallery; Lola Keyezua (Angola), represented by MOV’ART; Lhola Amira (South Africa), represented by SMAC; Lucinda Mudge (South Africa), represented by Everard Read CIRCA Gallery; Kimathi Mafafo (South Africa), represented by EBONY/CURATED; and Ingrid Bolton (South Africa), represented by Candice Berman Gallery.
The Cape Town Art Fair, in its sixth year in 2018, works with local and international galleries who support both emerging and established artists from South Africa and abroad.
“I’m interested in the concept of what it means as a female artist to have this extended self through art,” says Nontobeko.
The fair runs from 16–18 February 2018 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). capetownartfair.co.za.
Credits: Text: Debbie Loots ARTWORKS @Stacey Gillian Abe, courtesy of Afriart Gallery Kampala, Seat of Honour 3, 2017, 100 x 100 cm; @Lhola A.5 – Lhola Amira Narrative, courtesy of SMAC, LAGOM: Breaking Bread with the Self-Righteous V, 2017, giclée print on Hahnemühle; @Maïmouna Guerresi, courtesy of Officine Dell’Immagine, Aisha, 2015, Lambda print, 200 x 125 cm RE_