ART WEEK JOBURG 6-10 September 2017

ART WEEK JOBURG will be taking place from 6–10 September 2017 and presents a CAPE TOWN SPECIAL EDITION from 15–25 September 2017!

An initiative of the Contemporary Art Development Trust (CADT), supported by the Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA), ART WEEK JOBURG is aimed at strengthening and increasing the visibility of the city’s visual art sector. What began as ART WEEK CAPE TOWN in 2012 as a small project driven by the simple idea of highlighting local contemporary art grew into an 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.

The ART WEEK JOBURG programme includes exhibitions, special projects and talks and will take place in various venues all over Johannesburg. Open to the public, the programme aims to make different manifestations of contemporary art accessible to as many people as possible. ART WEEK JOBURG coincides with the FNB Joburg Art Fair, which attracts an international audience of collectors and curators.

Contemporary art from Africa is gaining increasing attention internationally, and ART WEEK JOBURG aims to harness that interest and establish Johannesburg, with its incredible energy and diversity, as a hub for art from the region and the continent.

ART WEEK JOBURG aims to create a more robust community of art producers and consumers both locally and internationally. As ART WEEK JOBURG creates greater public awareness of contemporary art, it aims to build a sustainable art market while culturally enriching the city.


The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) is opening in Cape Town directly after ART WEEK JOBURG 2017 and there are a host of contemporary visual art events surrounding this which we believe warrant a special edition of ART WEEK in Cape Town for September 2017.

For press queries contact:
The Contemporary Art Development Trust
Liesl Potgieter
c: +2783 626 4470

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