PARTNERS / SPONSORS
Investec has been the title sponsor of the Cape Town Art Fair since 2018. “We believe art can break down barriers and bring people together. So, we’re delighted to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Fair, with the 2023 face-to-face edition, combined with the digital edition, which could bring the world of art to a potentially larger, more diverse audience.” said Investec’s head of sponsorships, Peta Dixon.
IMPACT ON THE ART INDUSTRY
- Brings together leading local and international galleries and collectors.
- Creates an economic platform for contemporary art which results in the growth of sales and participants within the South African art market.
- Encourages the sharing of knowledge and professionalism in South Africa's art industry.
- Creates a widely seen creative platform for the visual arts, which is accessible both internationally, regionally, and locally.
Cape Town boasts a vibrant arts scene, driven by top galleries on the African continent. Thanks to its dynamic and diverse cultural heritage and geographic beauty, the city is a compelling destination for both art world professionals and collectors alike. The enormous sales seen by Investec Cape Town Art Fair's exhibitors in past editions suggests that a sustainable model for an art fair is not only viable but essential for the art market.
Also integral to Investec Cape Town Art Fair is its curatorial component which contributes to the social and cultural economy for contemporary art in the region. The Fair showcases a diversity of work that represents the forefront of contemporary art from Africa to the world, and the world to Cape Town.
“Investec Cape Town Art Fair provides an annual platform for artists, galleries, curators, museums, cultural institutions, collectors and art appreciators to connect and interact in the name of art. But it also creates an opportunity for engagement that welcomes a meaningful dialogue, education and far-reaching interaction around contemporary African (and global) art. The fair facilitates space for the art network to evolve, lending support to the visibility and celebrational exchange of art."
Fair Director, Investec Cape Town Art Fair
Investec Cape Town Art Fair is produced by Fiera Milano Exhibitions Africa (FMEA) of the Fiera Milano Group, one of the world’s leading events companies and the creators of the critically-acclaimed Italian art fair MIART. The Fiera Milano Group exhibition was started in 1920 in Milan and is now the leading exhibition group in Italy and one of the top players in the world. Fiera Milano is the only Italian trade fair listed on the stock exchange (since December 2002). Renowned experience in the trade fair business, excellence in professional exhibitions and services, as well as cutting edge facilities and its success in international conference management, all make Fiera Milano the ideal partner for promotion, development and internationalisation.