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The 9th edition of Turbine Art Fair presents new hybrid fair in 2021
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The 9th edition of Turbine Art Fair presents new hybrid fair in 2021

Posted on 29 June 2021

Turbine Art Fair (TAF) is a unique South African art fair that brings together galleries, artists and curators from around the country to showcase and sell contemporary art. Founded in 2013 by The Forum Company, TAF was the first accessible and affordable South African art fair aimed at small scale and emerging galleries as well as emerging artists and collectors, working toward growing the market for South African Contemporary art.

The 9th edition of Turbine Art Fair - TAF ARCADE returns in 2021 from 30 September 3 October 2021. The new hybrid fair of online viewing rooms and exhibition space in Illovo is a new way to experience and relish in art and culture during the pandemic.

"Our vision for TAF has always been to develop young artists and grow the market for African art as well as elevate art collecting across a wider market. With Covid bringing our world to a standstill, we believe that it is imperative that we continue to support and champion emerging artists and continue the conversations around art, collecting and keeping the art ecosystem engaged for its survival and growth," say Glynis Hyslop, Founder of Turbine Art Fair.

The 2021 programme is themed Evergreen and will showcase a selection of art exhibitions by South African and Southern African galleries, collectives, art dealers, creative project spaces, designers as well as specially curated exhibitions.

"We are delighted to welcome back many of our longstanding galleries who have supported us throughout the years as well as a host of new and exciting ones into the mix this year. With the help of our esteemed selection panel, we believe that we have a really stellar line-up for visitors to TAF both virtually and in person. There is really something for everyone," adds Hyslop.

Since its inception, TAF has always prided itself on innovative and diverse projects and 2021 is no exception and includes the newly re-launched TAF Unearthed Mentorship, Off the Grid, Sculpt, SUBLIME, The Graduate Show & TAF Talks.

For more information. visit www.turbineartfair.co.za.

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Nkhensani Rihlampfu, Gatekeeper III, 100 x 70cm

Navel Seakamela, Ambient, 2020

Thokozani Madonsela, Sisalindile, 2021, Acrylics and pastels on canvas, 196cm x 150cm


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