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5 Standout Booths at FNB Art Joburg 2023

Sandton Convention Centre

Sep 8 – Sep 10, 2023

Africa’s leading and longest-running contemporary art fair, FNB Art Joburg returns to Sandton Convention Centre for its 16th edition with a hybrid programme that showcases the best of contemporary art from Africa and the diaspora.

For over 15 years the fair has offered a diverse and dynamic platform for collectors, curators, artists, and enthusiasts to discover and engage with the latest trends and developments in African art, fostering a thriving commercial economy.

This year, the fair is divided into six specialised sections, each with its own focus and curatorial vision. Here are 5 Galleries that you cannot miss!

Everard Read Gallery | HUB #3

Mabowa i, Wood and glass beads, 450 x 210 x 260 mm | Courtesy of Everard Read Johannesburg

Africa’s oldest commercial gallery, Everard Read, has been a part of FNB Art Joburg since its inception almost two decades ago.

Curated by Everard Read Johannesburg’s curators, Stephanie Le Roy, the booths curatorial vision exudes excellence with creative expressions from a wide range of artists. As Le Roy explains, “From beaded works to large sculptures and paintings from both established and up-and-coming artists, what we’ll have on offer is a smorgasbord of the best. We’ve put together an offering of exceptional art that ranges from the highly intellectual to the seriously enjoyable”.


O'DA Art Gallery | LAB #A

Installation Shot of O'DA Art Booth at FNB Art Joburg, 2023. | Photo : Courtesy of O'DA Art Gallery

For its debut at FNB Art Fair Paris, O’DA Art Gallery will present a booth exploring the Unspoken stories of the African Identity and the histories connected to our traditions addressed through the practice of Nigerian multidisciplinary artist, Isaac Emokpae, Visual Artist, Duke Asidere & French visual artist, Ousmane Ba.


Exhibition Match | ORG Section (Janet Art Centre)

For its debut at the fair, Exhibition Match presents 'Masked Ball' by @kendell_geers!

A participatory installation that has been shown in various forms around the world in museums and art galleries. It is the first time the work is being showed at an art fair and on the continent.

In addition, Exhibition Match's kit is a collaborative effort with artist Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi. The collective incorporated Nkosi's artworks, 'The Medal Ceremony (Vancouver 1954 Revised)' on the back, and 'An Account' on the front of the jerseys in an effort to explore the power dynamics in sport settings. Nkosi large-scale group scenes portray athletes in moments of rest, preparation, and camaraderie, offering an alternative perspective on history and imperialism while enduring the search for unity.


Goodman Gallery | HUB #2

Yinka Shonibare CBE RA Hybrid Sculpture (Terpsichore/Bété-Guro Mask), 2022 Fibreglass and wood sculpture, hand-painted with Batik pattern, and steel base plate or plinth Figure: 150 x 56 x 44.5 cm | Courtesy of Goodman Gallery

Goodman Gallery’s FNB Art Joburg presentation spotlights leading and emerging artists from South Africa and the African diaspora, including 2023 FNB Art Prize winner Lindokuhle Sobekwa. Household names including William Kentridge and Sam Nhlengethwa will be shown alongside young talent such as Marsi van der Heuvel and Cassi Namoda.

Featured artists: Ghada Amer, Ernest Cole, Leonardo Drew, David Goldblatt, Gabrielle Goliath, Nicholas Hlobo, William Kentridge, Misheck Masamvu, Cassi Namoda, Sam Nhlengethwa, Walter Oltmann, Yinka Shonibare CBE RA, Lindokuhle Sobekwa, Mikhael Subotzky, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, Hank Willis Thomas, Clive van den Berg, Marsi van der Heuvel, Jeremy Wafer and Sue Williamson


EBONY/Curated | LAB #L


EBONY/Curated presents a Solo Booth by Aviwe Plaatjie in the Gallery LAB section. Plaatjie's latest body of work transcends mere utility to highlight the ethos of finding beauty in the overlooked. In this, the artist’s homage to the legacy of thrift culture, he weaves a visual connection between the individual and the stories woven into pre-loved items.


Location Sandton Convention Centre Exhibition Hall 1 161 Maude Street, Sandton

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