After much anticipation and excitement, the Stellenbosch Triennale will officially open on 11 February 2020. With the theme titled, “There will be more of us”, the emphasis is on hosting the finest contemporary art from Africa for the world to see.
The exhibitions are on a large-scale, free and encompass a number of different art forms. At various venues in and around Stellenbosch, there will be a lot to see. To highlight some:
The Curator’s Exhibition invites 20 artists from various parts of Africa to, according to the curators “explore, examine, interrogate, question, view and experience the present”. Visitors can look forward to a range of sculptures, installations, photography and many more. Look out for big names such as Kelvin Hazel and Nastio Mosquito at the Woodmill Lifestyle Centre.
At the Klein Libertas, visitors can view the work of 10 young South African artists as they look at the present, while imagining what the future can hold through their creativity and innovation.
Do not miss other items on the programme, such as the Creative Dialogues (talks on the theme of the Triennale) and the Concepts of Freedom Film Festival. Don’t forget to make a stop at Die Braak and the Stellenbosch University Museum for more exciting art on show. The Triennale ends on 30 April 2020, so make sure you see everything before it closes.
For a further art-enriching experience, head on over to Cape Town and enter the world of the Investec Cape Town Art Fair at the CTICC. The leading art fair on the continent, the Fair will showcase the best in cutting-edge contemporary art from 14-16 February. Meet the artists, enjoy a walkabout or engage in the talks programme.