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Turbine Art Fair 2022 venue launched

Posted on 23 June 2022

The 2022 edition of the Turbine Art Fair (TAF) is heading underground to Oxford Parks from 21 - 24 July 2022 for its 10th edition. This year, the fair will play with themes of conventionality while exploring how far or 'deep' one can go to exhibit art. This playful, edgy, and modern take on a fair will surely excite lovers of art as we curate an undoubtedly unique experience that will make a mark on Joburg's social and cultural calendars.

"TAF will continue to push boundaries in 2022 but also continue to make the fair appeal to both the seasoned art collector and those wanting to start the art collecting journey. There is something for everyone," says Glynis Hyslop, Founder Turbine Art Fair.

TAF 22 will be showcasing 34 exhibitors and 5 special projects featuring work across all artistic mediums such a prints and multiples, painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, textiles and so much more. The special project include:

TAF Capsule: This year TAF will be showcasing a featured artwork by renowned artist, Pat Mautloa, recognized as one of the pioneers of modernist painting in South Africa. Mautloa will be showing large scale work that is broken up in multiple smaller pieces, all to be sold separately. This will allow young collectors to experience how it feels to own a piece of art, literally without owning the whole piece. Highlighting one of the goals of TAF - making art collecting accessible to young collectors. This special project is aimed at considering what it may be like to rethink the conventional approach to investing, democratizing the art investment world which is often only accessible to the few people who can afford it.

TAF Unearthed: Developed by Turbine Art Fair, this is a 6 month mentorship programme for 10 emerging artists which covers the business of art and art mentorship and culminates in a curated group exhibition of their work. TAF Unearthed is proudly funded by the NAC. The 2022 selected artists are: neesah Girie, Danna Margo, Gemma Sheppard, Lambi Chibambo, Lerato Ntili, Natali Downing, Pholile Hlongwane, Themba Given Msiza, Tshegofatso Tlatsi & Tumelo Mtklu. The artists will be mentored by Teboho Ralesai.

TAF off the Grid: Curated by Maja Marx in 2022, TAF Off The Grid is dedicated to mid-career artists outside of the main gallery circuit in an effort to support and sustain their careers. The exhibition is titled: 'A Pebble in the Mouth' and the following artist will be taking part: Jeanne Hoffman, Yonela Makoba, Dominique Edwards, Bella Knemeyer and Sivan Zeffertt

TAF Talent: This is the graduate show: a curated exhibition of the top talent from the graduating and Masters classes of the SA universities. The project will be curated by: Michaela Limberis and assisted by Siwa Mgoboza.

For those wanting to learn or engage with creatives, experts and art lovers, the TAF Talks will run daily and will include insights and interviews with artists and curators. The talks will take place at the Fair and virtually and are free to visitors attending TAF 2022.

This year TAF will be launching the TAF Shop - a curated gift shop during the fair; celebrating local businesses, craft, and styles. For this project we will be working with local brands to collaboratively produce select products both using the TAF branding as well as the work of the artists participating in our special projects. These products will then be sold at our shop at the fair and then exclusively on our website and via our social media channels.

To view the full line up of galleries exhibiting at TAF 22 and get all the visitor information, visit www.turbineartfair.co.za.

Tickets:

  • General Access: R150 online or R180 at the door
  • Weekend Pass: R300 (Fri- Sun)
  • VIP Opening Night : R800




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