Event Time & Date: 17 February – 19 February 2017

Venue details :  Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) | Convention Square, 1 Lower Long St, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

Organiser: Gallery Liaison | khanya@fieramilano.co.za | art@fieramilano.co.za

Event website: Cape Town Art Fair

Event cost: You can find all the price details here. 

From the 17th  to the 19th of February 2017, the 5th edition of Cape Town Art Fair (CTAF) will return to the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). Positioned as the leading art fair in Africa, CTAF 2017 will include the foremost galleries from South Africa, the African continent, and abroad.

Cape Town Art Fair’s curated programme will be guided by the newly appointed Fair Curator Tumelo Mosaka. Also new to the fair is the introduction of the Unframed section, which will exhibit large-scale, museum-quality sculptures and new media installations. Once again, Tomorrows/Today will present solo presentations by some of the most exciting emerging artists from Africa and the diaspora. The programme will also include the Cultural Platforms section, showcasing art institutions and non-profit organisations, as well as curated walkabouts and talks by art professionals.


  • To showcase new trends in art emerging from Africa and its diaspora
  • To introduce collectors to an array of new artists, and facilitate relationships between galleries, collectors, and institutions
  • To adapt the best international practices to build a sustainable economic platform for the art market
  • To encourage innovation in art collection and production.
  • To educate the public and motivate greater participation in the arts
  • To further develop skills and professionalism within the arts sector

The allure of Cape Town Art Fair is its content and its placement on the African continent. With the arrival of its 5th edition, the market has proven that art fairs are a sustainable economic model for trade in contemporary art. Cape Town’s geography is an integral part of Cape Town Art Fair’s success. Cape Town is a cultural hub, attracting international collectors with a favourable exchange rate, the novelty of much of the artwork on display, and the city’s vibrancy.

Cape Town Art Fair showcases a diversity of work that represents the forefront of contemporary art from Africa to the world, and the world to Cape Town. The city boasts a vibrant arts scene, driven by the top galleries on the African continent. Thanks to its diverse cultural heritage and geographic beauty, Cape Town is a compelling destination for both art world professionals and collectors alike.

Suggested Hashtag for this event: #CTAF17

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