ART WEEK CAPE TOWN 2016 | LAUNCH
Now in its fourth year, ART WEEK CAPE TOWN will be taking place from Tuesday 16th February – Sunday 21st February 2016! An initiative of the Contemporary Art Development Trust (CADT), ART WEEK is aimed at strengthening and increasing the visibility of the city’s visual art sector. What began in 2012 as a small project driven by the simple idea of highlighting local contemporary art grew into the only annual festival to shine a spotlight on both the Johannesburg and Cape Town art scenes, pulling together galleries, public institutions, curators and artists for one focused week of art happenings.
Please join us at the opening of our featured project
Live Architecture: the 55 minute hour
Tuesday, 16 February, 18h00 - 20h00
Trubok Factory, Brickfield Junction, 15 Brickfield Road, Salt River
Reconfiguring space through performance:
Live Architecture: the 55 Minute Hour is the work of Off Plan International, a curatorial collective featuring Mary Corrigall, Amy Watson, and Nelisiwe Xaba. This site-specific programme is set in the vacated Trubok clothing factory in Salt River, that will soon be subject to gentrification, as has been the fate of many of the buildings in the area. Live Architecture: the 55 Minute Hour is designed to address regulated factory life and the politics of labour that the regeneration of buildings inevitably erases. The interdisciplinary programme brings together the work of sound and performance artists, fashion designers and artists using dress as a mode of expression, to create an experimental and immersive experience encouraging audiences to interrogate the site outside of its everyday use.
Participating artists: Igshaan Adams, Zyma Amien, Bernardo Guiamba, Jenevieve Lyons, Gerald Machona, Francesco Nassimbeni and Richard De Jager, Buhlebezwe Siwani and James Webb.
This year's ART WEEK CAPE TOWN programme includes art fairs, exhibitions and special projects taking place in and around Cape Town. Open to the public, the programme aims to make different manifestations of contemporary art accessible to as many people as possible.
For more information, please visit our website.
To download the ART WEEK CAPE TOWN 2016 map guide, please click here.