Art and Play at Cape Town Art Fair 2017


By BLANC Modern Africa

Cape Town Art Fair.

Cape Town Art Fair.

This year's edition of Cape Town Art Fair introduced 'Unframed', a section dedicated to strongly interactive large-scale works. Four artists from local galleries created site-specific installations that solicited visitors to explore, jump and crawl through the works - actions that seldom pair with fine art. Of course, fairgoers obliged, and shared their memories on Instagram. Relive the fun, here.


Katharien De Villiers, The Human Car Wash, 2017. SMITH gallery, Cape Town.

A dreamy walk-through @ct_artfair with @smithstudioct #sensoryexperience #interactivesculpture #unframed #ct_artfair

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Michael Linders, King of My Castle, 2017. SMITH Gallery, Cape Town.

@nelsonmakamo on Michael Linder's Jumping castle #CTAF2017

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Liza Grobler, Barbed Wire Paradise. EverardRead/CIRCA, Cape Town.

A walk through. Ready...go! #barbedwireparadise #lizagrobler #everardreadcirca #CTAF #ctaf17

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Moment of zen at #CapeTownArtFair ✌🏼🇿🇦 📸@ebkinsella #MarySibande #CTAF2017

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Mary Sibande, GalleryMOMO, Cape Town.