Africa’s leading and longest running contemporary art fair, FNB Art Joburg will return to Sandton Convention Centre for its 16th edition. We look forward to seeing you there to offer you the best in contemporary African art.

Dada Khanyisa. ​​Wonder where I’d be had I not placed desirability at the forefront of my identity, 2022. Mixed media on wood. 84 x 124 x 10cm. (Courtesy of STEVENSON )

Features

Entry view of dot.ateliers (© Edem J. Tamakloe/ courtesy of dot.ateliers)

Space of Interest

On enabling continental cross pollination

with dot.ateliers

HeVi, Oslo, 2016. Silver gelatin print. 100 x 75.5cm. Edition of 8 + 2AP (Courtesy of Stevenson)

First Person

Portraiture as self love

with Zanele Muholi

Portrait of Githan Coopoo with his work ‘Do you think the Taj Mahal was built out of guilt?’ (Image by Micha Serraf courtesy of Everard Read)

Re:View

Desi Casual Glamour as a critical site of validation

with Githan Coopoo
acrylic on canvas painting by Gregory olympion titled confluence

Gregory Olympio. Confluence (left), 2022. Acrylic on canvas. 100 x 81cm (detail).(Courtesy of Gregory Olympio and blank projects.)

Re:View

Staying inside the line

with Gregory Olympio​

Sungi Mlengeya. Constant 3, 2019. Acrylic on canvas. 140 x 140cm. Courtesy of Afriart Gallery. (Photo by Dillon Marsh)

First Person

Making art to heal the self

with Bonolo Kavula

Carlos Garaicoa. Hospital baleado, 1997 - 2008. 50 x 60 cm. Edition of 5. (Courtesy Goodman Gallery and Carlos Garaicoa Studio)

Artist of Interest

"I'm doing this for the matriarchal gaze"

with Nokukhanya Charity Vilakazi

First Person Series:
Zanele Muholi

First Person Series: Zanele Muholi

First Person is an intimate video-based series by FNB Art Joburg where artists, curators and gallerists offer personal accounts of their platforms, practice, process, and projects. This week, we feature Sir/ Professor Zanele Muholi.

A visual activist working in the medium of documentary and performance photography, Muholi’s arresting portraits contribute towards South Africa having a democratic queer visual history. Looking to offset the stigma and negativity attached LGBTQ+ identities in African societies, they speak to us about their queer approach to archiving. Touching on rememory and performative photography as subversion, we learn why their relationship with portraiture remains ceaseless.

Construct Series

Construct Series

Institut Français Afrique du Sud (IFAS) and FNB Art Joburg are delighted to present CONSTRUCT: a series focused on woman artists working in Joburg across all mediums.

Just as “construct” may refer to the physical act of building or making, a construct can also refer to a concept; one formulated without empirical evidence that therefore does not necessarily reflect the lived reality. In this way the series explores both the identity and gender constructs female identifying artists navigate through their work as well as the physical practice of each artist.

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Ruth Ige. Don't hide your glory, 2022.
Acrylic on canvas. 122 x 122cm. (© Copyright 2022, STEVENSON. All rights reserved)