The 2021 iteration of the Turbine Art Fair returns this month for a hybrid virtual and physical event.
The physical event will be held from 30 – 3 October at 10 Fricker Road, Illovo, Johannesburg, and will feature all the usual exhibitors along with a few outstanding emerging creatives.
The virtual art fair will be housed on turbineartfair.co.za.
On the agenda, is also a range of exceptionally talented South African female creatives who will be showcasing their work at the event.
Here are a few we look forward to seeing:
A recent graduate of the Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cole May is a multimedia artist who aims to highlight beauty in a broken world. With her graduate collection, she chose to depict “a glitch in aesthetic, which describes a sudden malfunction or fault of equipment.” This is a commentary on how digital devices have taken over our world. Through her artwork, she aims to inspire hope, encourage perspective and incite critical thought.
Fleur Du Cap Award winner Lukhanyiso Skosana is an actress, performance artist, vocalist/composer and theatre-maker. She holds an Advanced Diploma in Theatre from UCT and is trained in Classical Music and a variety of theatrical styles. Fitzmaurice voice-work, the Sanskrit system of “rasa”, body mapping and free writing form the foundation of her practice.
Lukhanyiso considers herself a black, queer, andogynous body and aims to highlight and navigate this experience through her performances.
Cape Town born-born-and raised Kirsten Eksteen as a passion for creating and working within the fashion industry. She believes that an artist is a part of the art they produce and showcased this at her latest exhibition by creating work that were moulded to her body shape.