The alchemy that happens during the FNB JoburgArtFair is a special thing. This is the contemporary art event of the year in South Africa and on the African continent. As the first international art fair on the continent, the FNB Joburg Art Fair plays a pivotal role in supporting the burgeoning contemporary arts landscape in Africa. The Fair provides a space for leading artists, galleries, collectors, writers, thinkers and art lovers to congregate.
The 8th edition of the Fair features over 50 exhibitors from 7 different countries. In addition to being able to see and buy art from over 300 of Africa’s leading artists, visitors can experience a critically acclaimed programme of Special Projects. This year the focus is on experimental film and live performance.
Afriart Gallery is proudly presenting Ugandan multi-talented artist Xenson at the opening night at Sandton Convention Centre on Thursday 10 September with his performance titled: Ensi Yaleta.
Xenson (Senkaaba Samson b. 1976) creates multi-media work that explores the global circulation of ideas against a background of pre- and post-colonial history. Using movement, sound and visuals of traditional Ugandan “Kalayi” he brings to life the struggles of Africa’s urban populace.