The Fringe runs concurrently with the Joburg Art Fair will again give art lovers the chance to see some extraordinary, possibly affordable, definitely discoverable emerging work; pieces that might push boundaries.
The event takes place at the Juta St precinct/vicinity (between Hoofd, Smit, Melle and De Beer Streets, Braamfontein , Johannesburg). 2012 sees the Joburg Fringe remaining loyal to this developing precinct and happening across three venues as well as some satellite spaces in the city. A big first is A STAND at the Joburg Art Fair which will show works by 2012 Joburg Fringe artists chosen from the juried show. This innovation titled “Trade Rerouted”is generously supported by the Joburg Art Fair; sponsored by the Joburg Art Fair and the Goethe-Institut of South Africa and curated by Nontobeko Ntombela of the Joburg Art Gallery. The Joburg Fringe opening is at 6 pm on 5th of September 2012, one day ahead of the Joburg Art Fair.
2012 Joburg Fringe has grown since it started five years ago. This year our horizons have broadened -The Goethe- Institut South Africa has sponsored us and our jury comprising: Anthea Buys, Alexandra Dodd, David Koloane, Joseph Gaylard and Khwezi Gule. We’ll have a presence in form of a Joburg Fringe 2012 selection, Trade Rerouted, curated by Nontobeko Ntombela of the JAG, on the Joburg Art Fair to inform the public about the Joburg Fringe, thanks to the Joburg Art Fair and the Goethe-Institut for this.
Artsists participating in the juried show are:
Alexandra Ross, Alison McKay, Ann-Marie Tully, Asanda Kupa, Candice Hirson, Craig Actually Smith, Elize Vossgatter, Fabio Cremonese (Naples/Berlin), First Floor Gallery Harare: Moffat Takadiwa, Brian Banda, Zacharaha Magasa, Terrence Musekiwa and Wycliffe Mundopa. Frederick Clarke, Grant Peterson (NYNY), Helen Joseph, Hermann Niebuhr, James Sey, Jamie Gowrie, Kai Lossgott, Laurence Bonvin (Switzerland/Berlin), Louise Ross, Mara Fleischer & Nelson Banderson (local/Malawi), Mudi Yahaya (Lagos), Neville Petersen, Oliver Westerbarkey (Munich), Raymond Marlowe, Rebecca Haysom, Sikhumbuzo Makandula, Subtle Agency: Bradley van Sitters, Niklas Zimmer, Noncedo Gxekwa, and Julia Raynham. Suzy Bernstein, Tanisha Bhana, Vincent Bezuidenhout. (unless otherwise indicated the artists are local), as well as Claudia Shneider (unjuried).
Included in our line-up are the following invited shows:
North and South curated by Gordon Froud, Of Gravity and Life: A Selection of AFDA CT experimental films put together by Kevin Yates with films by Philippa Caddow , Etienne Fourie, Anders Bigelow Ingvaldson, Robert Ross Kleinloog, Ian Morgan, Karien Murray & Robert Smith. Junior Fringe at the Bag Factory, Newtown on Saturday, 8 September and the 1st Joburg FridgE: fringe of the Fringe.