SECOND EDITION ROTTERDAM INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR
SAINT LAURENS CHURCH IS THE DECOR FOR THE INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR ON 9TH & 10TH SEPTEMBER 2016
The organisation behind the Rotterdam International Art Fair is the Global Art Agency, an international award-winning business that organises large-scale art events in city's such as Barcelona, Tokyo, Miami, Vienna, Amsterdam and Oxford. The concept of these events is that the selling process is directly between the exhibitor and the potential buyer, meaning the artworks can be bought commission-free, a reasonable unique concept in the art world. Furthermore they connect art with art, with their choice of venues (instead of warehouses or sterile exhibition halls) the organisation holds events in the most extraordinary venues such as the Laurens church (the only remnant of the medieval in Rotterdam), Unesco building Gaudí's Casa Batlló in Barcelona, Palace of Schönborn in Vienna, Oxford Victorian listed Oxford Town Hall, De Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam - a true magical experience!
At the Rotterdam International Art Fair every art lover will be getting his art fix. Besides some of the best works of international talent such as Liangang Sun (New York), Mimi Revencu (Roemenië), Govind Sirsat (India), Frank Van Imschoot (België), Michelle Follett (Verenigde Staten) en Miabo Enyadike (Zuid-Afrika), there will also be national and local Dutch talent such as; Caroline van der Weide, Reginald Koé, Ike Smitskamp en Lei Olischlager. In total 150 exhibitors from 30 countries will be represented. Exhibitors can still apply online to submit for curation to exhibit at the event. Deadline is end of June 2016.
The Rotterdam International Art Fair has put together a fantastic programme for the visitors. On Friday 9th September the exclusive VIP grand opening and Vernissage with Champagne Reception will take place. (Limited tickets are for sale €10 online)
Dates : 9th & 10th september 2016
JOBURG FRINGE 2016: This will be the 9th annual Joburg Fringe, a satellite fringe art
show running in sync with the Joburg Art Fair.
When: 9-12 September
Where: Arts On Main, 264 Fox St & Berea Road, Maboneng, Johannesburg.
Opening hours: Fri 9th 2pm-11pm Sat 10th 10am-8pm Sun 11th 10am-6pm Mon 12th 10am-3pm
Almut Determeyer / Asanda Kupa / Bisschoff & De Villiers / BLD collective / City of Ekurhuleni: Visual Arts Development Programme - curated by Xolani ‘Galax’ Ngwenya and Raymond Mokoena / Claudia Shneider / Coila-Leah Enderstein & Nicola van Straaten / Frances Spangenberg / Gabriel Communications curated by Odirile Majatladi presenting: Huma Ditshwene, Modise Moeletsi, Charmain Caroll and Bakang Malestse / George Holloway collaborating with Gene Gualdi and Peter Primich / Howard Smith / Imbali Visual Literacy Project and The Keisikamma Trust / Isabella Potenza / It is what it is…Neo Diseko, Richard Specs Ndimande, Dimakatso Mathopa and Zimkhita Mliswa / Kelly Clohessy / Lisahluma / Matshediso Isen School /
Miabo Enyadike / Mwamba Mulangala / Nellien Brewer / Phumelele Kunene / Richard Ketley and Logo Oluwamuyiwa / Stephen Rothenburg / The Printing Girls / Umle
Our Special shows
Young Capital : one liners curated by Andrew Lindsay
VideoART! curated by Dean Hutton
Joburg Fringe will again give the public an ENTRANCE FREE opportunity to see some extraordinary, possibly affordable, new art.
Our Special thanks to this year's jury who are giving their experience, insight and time free of charge - an enormous contribution to making the Joburg Fringe a meaningful and unmissable event.
Jury for 2016:
Andrew Lindsay, Asanda Kupa, Benon Lutaaya, Claudia Shneider, Colleen Alborough, Felix Walser, Frances Potter, Gordon Froud, Graeme Williams, Luiza Cachalia, Malcolm Payne, Marilyn Martin, Miriam Asmal, Mudi Yahaya, Rita Potenza, Thulile Gamedze, Usha Seejarim
Thank you to this year's sponsors: The Media Mill, arts on main.