We are proud to announce that we will be partnering with the Yorkshire Sculpture Park for this year’s exhibition. This is a real coup for South Africa and the exhibition will feature an array of both local and international works.
A Place in Time is curated by Helen Pheby PhD, Senior Curator at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, in collaboration with Mary-Jane Darroll, assisted by interns Naudia Yorke and Danika Bester.
A Place in Time will celebrate, encourage and share with the world the highest standard of creative practice informed by and focusing attention on the exceptionally important context of South Africa as a centre of global heritage and an exciting contemporary art destination.
A Place in Time presents over 40 new sculptures by artists from Africa, Europe and the USA – including Richard Long, Willem Boshoff, Nandipha Mntambo, Tom Price, Moataz Nasr, Rachael Champion, Anton Burdakov, Tom Price, Serge Nitegeka, Mikhael Subotsky, Angus Taylor and Marco Cianfanelli– created in response to this highly significant environment. The exhibition considers contemporary sculpture practice within a human tradition to make and appreciate objects that is seemingly as old as we are, underpinned by an exceptional display of artefacts on loan from the University of the Witwatersrand Origins Centre Museum collection, curated by Lara Mallen.
For a taste of exhibitors who will be travelling to the Fair from Franschhoek, see the below listings:
ANTHONIJ RUPERT WINES
L’Ormarins is the home base and main estate of Anthonij Rupert wines, based in Francschhoek. The vineyards have been extensively remodelled over the last six years, with the lower lying vineyards pulled out and new plantings higher up the slopes of the Groot Drakenstein mountains
Babylonstoren’s wines are best exemplified by their logo, which consists of the pipe, representing the farmer; the flower, representing the garden; and the bird, representing nature. It’s a combination of the very essence of Babylonstoren, that is keeping things as simple and as true to the earth as possible.
BLACK ELEPHANT VINTNERS
Black Elephant Vintners is a new independent wine company operating from the heart of the majestic Franschhoek Valley. We source and produce wines from grapes grown solely in this picturesque corner of our beautiful South Africa. Black Elephant Vintners wines are made with passion and a love for this art that we believe should and must be shared.
Agriculture and a simple farm lifestyle are at the heart of Boschendal. One of the oldest farms in South Africa, founded 1685, the farm has grown with the passing centuries into a cherished source of wholesome produce, great wines and happy memories. Both their restaurant and winery will be present at the Fair.