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RMB Turbine Art Fair

RMB Turbine Art Fair (RMB TAF) is a unique South African Art fair that brings together exhibitors from around the country to present, sell and celebrate works. The fair is the epicentre of emerging art in South Africa. It presents a space for the showcasing of established and new talent in an environment that is immersive, accessible and inclusive.

We are GOING VIRTUAL for the 8th edition of the fair. Turbine Art Fair is proudly partnered with RMB and powered by The Forum Company.  Galleries representing established and emerging artists, art organisations, collectives and original projects will present their efforts side by side from the 27th of August to the 2nd of September 2020. The fair returns renewed, refreshed and reimagined. Our virtual fair will give galleries a chance to exhibit works by selected artists and a platform to showcase their brand, online. In this edition of the fair we are looking forward, looking back, looking in and looking out to the rich cultural and creative landscape of South Africa. RMB TAF offers a bigger, bolder and exhilarating fair with exciting new additions to its interactive public programme. This edition of the fair presents a new opportunit for RMBTAF to strengthen its commitment to embrace, grow, nurture and encourage galleries, collectors and artists at all career levels

"We believe that there is no better time than right now for collectors to actively support artists and galleries. We also see this as an opportunity to support and assist the art schools, to ensure another generation of new artists. Through our special projects we can add assitance too by showcasing the work of these emerging artists at the start of their career and give them a much needed lanuch-pad. We feel it is vital to keep the art ecosystem engaged during this time and keep the conversations happening and through our planned virtual talks programme we are able to do so" says Fair Founder, Glynis Hyslop.

RMB TAF 2020 will present visionary new projects to the fair, including Woven, an exhibition of specially curated textile-based artwork from a range of established, mid-career and emerging contemporary artists. RMB TAF 2020 will also showcase solo presentations of digital and new media-based work and will highlight the careers of select mid-career artists. RMB TAF invites you to join us in envisioning the endless possibilities that the artistic and cultural future holds.

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RMB TAF is an all-encompassing cultural experience for visitors, with artisanal food and beverages, vibrant entertainment and an interactive public programme. It differentiates itself from other South African art fairs through its accessible pricing strategy. The selling price of artworks generally falls between R1000 and R50 000, which presents opportunities to savvy investors and new buyers to extend their collections easily, and for new artists to thrive off this talent platform. Since its inception in 2013, RMB TAF’s mission has been to develop young artists, grow the market for emerging art and elevate art collecting across a wider market, strengthening the creative economy.

 

Home banner: Tendai Mupita | his artworks express an imaginary co-relationship between man and animals, in a way that portrays animal behaviours and physical statures that are humanly impossible that we can then ourselves only express through the power of imagination. As a gateway to enhance our meditative state and to bring about imaginary personal interaction, he uses complex fractal patterns.