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There is a theory whose name I can’t remember, that I heard from someone who I vaguely remember, that links creativity to the neurological stimulation that occurs when a person is in the presence of natural greenery. The theory goes on to use this notion to explain why the economies of coastal cities are, more often than not, driven by creative industries. It was then I noticed the coast of cities such as New York, London, Rio, Stockholm and the infamously lush Cape Town.

This weekend there is no denying that Cape Town is a city where creativity reigns supreme. It’s no wonder that Italian Arte Fiera Group is partnering with Performa, a New York City performance art fair, to create the Cape Town Art Fair.

 Mohau Modisakeng, Brundyn+


Mohau Modisakeng, Brundyn+

In the midst of a summer calendar packed with the cities most famous creative events the Cape Town Art Fair is bringing together trusted names in the art business and exhibiting works from the likes of the BRUNDYN Gallery, William Kentridge, Christopher Møller Art Gallery, the Goodman Gallery as well as ARTLabAfrica from Nairobi, Kenya and Omenka Gallery from Lagos, Nigeria to name a few.

These exhibitors are merely the tip of the iceberg. The Fair is also joining hands with Iziko Museums for their much anticipated Museum Night when guest curator, Sue Williamson, is set to give a guided walkabout that includes a whiz past the 50th edition of the World Wild Life Photographer the Year Exhibition. In addition each day of the Art Fair sees the Talks Programme, curated by Matthew Blackman, come alive at the Aquarium’s auditorium. The GRID Cape Town Biennial International Photography Festival at the V&A Watershed and Art in Public Places, a series of installations around the Waterfront as curated by Vulindlela Nyoni.

Interested? You’re in luck.

 From left to right : Lakin Ogunbanwo, WHATIFTHEWORLD - Daniel Morolong, Everard Read Gallery - Edson Chagas, Omenka Gallery


From left to right : Lakin Ogunbanwo, WHATIFTHEWORLD – Daniel Morolong, Everard Read Gallery – Edson Chagas, Omenka Gallery

More Than Food is getting together with the Cape Town Art Fair to giveaway 2 sets of double tickets to this full weekend of creative escapades.

How to enter, simple:

1)Like More Than Food & RSVP to The Cape Town Art Fair on Facebook

and

2) Creatively comment below and tell us why you are looking forward to seeing your favourite exhibitor (see list here).

 From left to right : Florine Demosthene, Gallery MOMO - Pascale Marthine, Galleria, Continua - Ndidi Emefiele, Omenka Gallery


From left to right : Florine Demosthene, Gallery MOMO – Pascale Marthine, Galleria, Continua – Ndidi Emefiele, Omenka Gallery