Amongst many exciting projects, two must-see projects are Dan Halter’s Heart Land and the BRICS Project by the Goethe Institut.
In Heart Land, his dedicated special project for the Fair, Halter addresses themes of a dislocated national identity and the politics of post-colonial Zimbabwe within a broader African context. He uses materials ubiquitous to South Africa and Zimbabwe, thus employing the language of craft and curio as a visual strategy to articulate his concerns within a fine art context. Don’t miss his walkabout on Saturday 28th at 1.30pm.
For the BRICS Project, the Goethe-Institut is presenting a selection of video works by artists from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, in a nod to the growing influence of these rising national powers. The exhibition considers the ways that artists have started to define new identities in countries defined by rapid change.
For more info on the FNB Joburg Art Fair, and for the full talks schedule, visit www.fnbjoburgartfair.co.za. The FNB Joburg Art Fair takes place at the Sandton Convention Centre from 27-29 September.