It’s that time of year again, and the highly anticipated RMB Turbine Art Fair 2018 is back with over 380 artists and is also celebrating it’s 6th year, since it’s inception. The fair, which has become a calendar highlight for art collectors and artists alike, brings together galleries and artists from around the country to present and sell works in the iconic Turbine Hall in Newtown.
This year the fair will take place from 12 – 15 July 2018, and once again offers visitors an opportunity to view and buy quality artwork from emerging and established talent in a fun and accessible way, with all pieces for sale priced below R50 000.00.
There will also be a series of special projects for visitors to view during this 2018 Fair, which include things such as ‘The RMB Private Bank Talks Programme’. Throughout the weekend of the Fair, this daily programme includes walkabouts with celebrities, art professionals and well-known artists and is partnered by RMB Private Bank. These free walkabouts also include age appropriate options aimed at helping children understand art and sharing a vocabulary that equips them to appreciate and describe it.
“Our investment in the ‘RMB Private Bank Talks Programme’ helps to bring art to life and offers both our clients and all Fair attendees the chance to mindfully explore the way in which art moulds, builds, and contributes towards our creative economy.” says Eric Enslin, CEO RMB Private Bank.
A Fair highlight of 2018 is an exhibition featuring a selection of Irma Stern still lifes from private collections titled “Is there Still Life? The Work of Irma Stern”, is proudly presented by Strauss & Co. Not only is Irma Stern the bestselling artist on the secondary market, and specifically at Strauss & Co, but her still lifes serve as inspiration to young contemporary artists as well.
The Graduate Exhibition returns for a 4th year and is curated especially for the RMB Turbine Art Fair. This exhibition features some of the best post-graduate paintings and in 2018 the inclusion of photography from university arts departments across South Africa.