LATITUDES Art Fair 2019

LATITUDES is a new fair for African art in international times

Bringing together a curated selection of artists, galleries, independent curators and institutions, LATITUDES is a platform for the diverse art economies of the majority world. The fair takes a lateral and flexible approach to mediating and selling art, in which all applicants are considered equally viable.

LOCATION
The first edition of the fair will take place within a 900 m2 marquee at Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, Johannesburg from Thursday, 12 Sept – Sunday, 15 Sept.
The Fair will preview to VIP guests on Thursday 12 September and thereafter will be open to the public from Friday 13 Sept to Sunday 15 Sept.

ELIGIBILITY 
Bringing together a curated selection of galleries, artists and independent spaces, LATITUDES is a platform for the diverse art economies of the majority world.
The fair takes a lateral and flexible approach to mediating and selling art, in which artists, galleries, independent curators, online entities, and institutions are regarded as equally viable applicants.

SELECTION COMMITTEE
The LATITUDES Committee is comprised of experts in the field and remains anonymous. In the interests of impartiality, no gallerist are invited to the committee. Exhibitors are selected according to qualitative and conceptional criteria.

EXHIBITION CATEGORIES
We welcome your application to one of the following categories and look forward to providing you with our considered feedback by 01 July 2019.SOLO
Single artist presentations
(20/32.5 SQM stands)

DUO
Two-person presentations
(20/32.5 SQM stands)

TRIO
The work of three artists in conversation
(32.5 SQM stands)

STUDIO
Editioned artworks produced through collaborations between artists and specialist technical studios
(20/32.5 SQM stands)

LATITUDES encourages the submission of installations, new media, videos and performances.

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING
ESSAY
Each year the fair will present a focus section featuring the work of one established and one emerging artist. ESSAY is  geared towards rarely-seen work by artists beginning their careers and overlooked masters.

AFRICAN ART PRIZE
The fair is thrilled to host an annual solo exhibition by the winner of the African Art Prize in partnership with the Emerging African Art Galleries Association.

RATES
For our first edition, LATITUDES is offering exhibitors a reduced rate of R1300 excluding VAT per square metre.Stand Option 1
20 SQM at R26,000 (excl. VAT)

Stand Option 2
32.5 SQM at R42,250 (excl. VAT)

For larger stand options please enquire at info@latitudesartfair.com

SERVICES INCLUDED
Exhibition space of approx. 20–32.5 SQM incl. lighting, walls, one plug point, stand vinyl lettering and stand cleaning

Access to furniture hire, additional lighting and security at competitive rates

VIP tickets for collectors, curators and critics

Inclusion in all fair media

Inclusion on the LATITUDES website with link to the exhibitor website

Free Wi-Fi access at the fair

APPLICATION FORM
Please request an application from info@latitudesartfair.com

APPLICATION DEADLINE
25 June 2019

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