Africa’s leading and longest running contemporary art fair, FNB Art Joburg returns to the Sandton Convention Centre for its 16th edition.
The fair is a platform where curatorial and commercial interventions meet. It is divided into six specialised sections: gallery HUB gallery LAB, MAX, ETC, AUX and .ORG sections.
The gallery HUB is the fair’s central section and presents the best in contemporary Africa art from across the continent and the world to reflect the fair’s objective to be a quality rather than quantity focused fair.
Looking to the future of contemporary African art, is gallery LAB, an incubation to develop emerging galleries and hybrid art spaces, gallery LAB will present and test new ideas and business models aimed at transforming the contemporary African art landscape.
The MAX section houses installations or works that would present a challenge if presented in the conventionally sized gallery booth.
Giving fair goers the opportunity to engage with master print and publishing houses, the ETC section offers an abundance of books, prints, catalogues and zines.
A representation of Johannesburg’s seminal art institutions, the ORG section looks to redefine how the public engages with organisations. Whether museums, universities or private institutions, the section is a hands-on approach to examine bodies that were established for the good of the public.
Spanning talks, screenings, public lectures and audio essays, the AUX section, brings industry leaders to the public to explore a plethora of topics impacting the contemporary art world.
FNB Art Joburg remains committed to audience and collector development through an educational platform and immersive programming respectively known as ArtJoburg.com, the BMW Young Collectors Co., and Open City.