13 - 15 September
Nelson Mandela Square Johannesburg          





          LATITUDES is a new fair for African art in international times.



Join us for our debut edition in Johannesburg

13 -15 September, 2019.








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Friday hours: 11am-9pm
Saturday hours: 10am-6pm
Sunday hours: 10am-5pm


TICKETS
& VISITOR INFORMATION




 
         
TICKETS


Prices:

Day pass: R120 online, R150 at the door
Three-day pass: R250 online, R300 at the door

VIP opening night + Weekend pass: R500
DOWNLOAD VIP PROGRAMME
HERE .

LATITUDES LTD VIP Package: R4000

Students and pensioners are eligible for a 25% discount.

Children 12 and under enter free.


Tickets are available for purchase online or at the door (capacity limits apply).

Book online here.




         
PARKING


There is ample parking in Nelson Mandela Square and Sandton City.

        
FOOD & BEVERAGE

Select food and beverage offerings will be available within the Fair and can be enjoyed in our outdoor seating area on the Square. We encourage visitors to enjoy the restaurants on Nelson Mandela Square before or after visiting the Fair.

        
GETTING AROUND

The Gautrain is an excellent option for airport transfers, and for travelling between Pretoria, Marlboro, Rosebank, Joburg CBD and Sandton. We also recommend Uber for commuting within Johannesburg.


WHAT TO EXPECT



ANNOUNCING OUR 2019 EXHIBITORS

Afriart Gallery, Uganda
ARTCO, Germany
Arte de Gema, Mozambique
Artfundi, South Africa 
Artist Proof Studio, South Africa
Centre for the Less Good Idea, South Africa
Dale Sargent Fine Art, South Africa
David Krut Projects, South Africa
EBONY/CURATED, South Africa
Emerging Painting Invitational Prize, Zimbabwe
First Floor Gallery Harare, Zimbabwe
Gallery Tiny, USA
Guns & Rain, South Africa
Kalashnikovv Gallery, South Africa
KZNSA Gallery, South Africa
LL Editions, South Africa
Strauss & Co, South Africa
Suburbia Gallery,  Spain
The Artists’ Press, South Africa
The Melrose Gallery, South Africa
This Is Not a White Cube, Angola
TMRW Gallery, South Africa 
Warren Siebrits, South Africa
Weekend Server, Norway


For our first edition of LATITUDES,  exhibitors will be presenting within the following categories:

SOLO
Single artist presentations.

DUO
Two-person presentations. 

TRIO
The work of three artists in conversation. 

STUDIO
Editioned artworks produced through collaborations between artists and specialist technical studios.


         


CURATED PROGRAMMING


ESSAY 
PITIKA NTULI AND STHENJWA LUTHULI

Essay brings together the work of two artists, one established and one early-career, who have not been widely acknowledged in South Africa to date. For the inaugural edition of LATITUDES, Essay artists are struggle veteran, artist, poet, and academic Pitika Ntuli, and Durban- based early-career artist Sthenjwa Luthuli. Born in Springs in 1942, Ntuli was detained in solitary confinement for a year under the apartheid regime before he moved to the United Kingdom in 1978, and then to the United States, where he pursued a Masters of Fine Arts at the Pratt Institute in New York. Ntuli’s transdisciplinary practice spans sculpture in a variety of media, monumental scale sculptural installations and poetry. Born in Botha’s Hill in 1991, Luthuli’s artistic journey began in his childhood and was brought to fruition through his arts education at the BAT Centre in Durban. His work is inspired by the importance of the circular form in African cultures.



INDEPENDENT
Presented by the South African Mint
LATITUDES is proud to present this exhibition platform, which aims to give profile to artists who work independently, without traditional gallery representation. Presented by the South African Mint, Independent 2019 takes the form of an exhibition titled Salt Form – an exploration of abstraction and inverted ways of seeing through photography, painting and sculpture. Works included on this show use humour, ‘plot twists’ and unexpected juxtapositions to challenge the viewer’s visual preconceptions, bringing into question a number of categories that are often taken for granted in relation to aesthetics. Taste is perhaps the most notable of these categories. Through experimenting with formal and thematic elements, the selection of artists often work at the margins of ‘good taste’, proposing that taste is a matter of acclimatisation rather than principle.

FEATURING: KHOTSO MOTSOENENG, LWANDO DLAMINI, UNATHI MKONTO, GINA WALDMAN, LEBOGANG MOGUL MABUSELA, NATALIE PANENG, ZEN MARIE, JARRETT ERASMUS, JACO VAN SCHALKWYK, ASHLEY WALTERS, MAGNHILD ØEN NORDAHL




                                                 Zen Marie, Paradise Fallen, 2018-2019.




SPOTLIGHT
Spotlight is a curated selection of artists from Africa and the diasporas whose work is unknown or underrepresented outside of the regional contexts in which they or their galleries operate. Each artist is presented through a concise feature showcasing 3 works. Curatorially, the Spotlight section allows a conversation between different artistic practices while giving due spatial specificity to each installation. Practically, this platform allows African galleries to explore relationships with the South African market without taking on the financial risk of a full exhibition stand at LATITUDES Art Fair.

LONGITUDES
Longitudes 2019 explores new contexts for north-south relations predicated on connections other than colonial heritage. Online trans-geographic communities have dramatically changed the way people relate and connect with each other, professionally and socially, across cultural divides, and this is shifting the role regionality plays in culture. Longitudes 2019 traces artistic connections between South Africa and Norway along formalist, thematic, and narrative lines, bringing together the work of Africa-based and Norway-based artists in ways that foreground global politics and shared cultural literacy.

The artists and platforms included as part of Longitudes 2019 are Bergen-based project space Weekend Server and artists: Kobie Nel (ZA/NO), Annika Eriksson (SE/NO), Bjørn Mortensen (NO) and Magnhild Øen Nordahl (NO)

         
EMERGING PAINTING INVITATIONAL PRIZE (EPI)

The Emerging Painting Invitational Prize (EPI) is an international platform developed by the Emerging African Art Galleries Association (EAAGA) to support and recognise excellence among emerging painters living and working in Africa, and to create new opportunities for engagement with art and art centres in Africa for local and international collectors, art professionals and general audiences. LATITUDES is proud to host an exhibition of the prize winner Nelly Guambe, and finalists Epheas Maposa and Surafel Amare.

DAYTONA COLLABORATION
Luxury vehicle custodian, DAYTONA collaborated with the 2019 LATITUDES Limited artists to wrap five of their models including the McLaren 650S, McLaren 570S, Aston Martin Vanquish, Aston Martin N400 Vantage and Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge. Be sure to come to the fair to see these unveiled.


TEAM





MAKGATI MOLEBATSI

Business Development Director

Makgati Molebatsi is an art advisor and curator with professional expertise spanning art collecting, marketing and integrated communications, and business development. In addition to the art world, she has worked in sectors including FMCG, retail, energy, rail and advertising. She sits on the board of the Bag Factory Artists Studios in Johannesburg, and provides mentorship within the visual arts sector through the Business and Art South Africa (BASA) mentorship programme. She graduated BA Social Sciences from The University of the North and obtained a Certificate in Business Administration from Wits Business School. She also holds a Certificate in Art & Business from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London Campus.
Contact: makgati@latitudesartfair.com



LUCY MACGARRY
Executive Director

Lucy MacGarry has more than 12 years experience in bridging the gap between the art and corporate worlds. In 2018 she founded a South African-based art advisory, consulting to organisations such as Keyes Art Mile and Mesh Club. In 2017 she curated the The South African Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, and from 2014-16 she was Curator of the FNB Joburg Art Fair. Lucy has served as an advisor for private and corporate collections throughout South Africa, and has produced successful collaborations between artists and artisans, commercial platforms and non-profit initiatives for over ten years.
Contact: lucy
@latitudesartfair.com



ROBERTA COCI
Fair Experience Director

Roberta Coci has over a decade's experience working in the cultural and lifestyle space in Johannesburg. She started her career in editorial, writing for premium publications such as National Geographic, House and Leisure and Sunday Times. After this, she spent several years curating and producing large-scale events such as the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair and the Winter Sculpture Fair, before starting her own company, La Mano, in 2016. La Mano is an events and communications studio with a focus on local design, food, art and culture, through which Roberta creates events and activations such as museum exhibitions, food fairs, film festivals, mentorship groups, and art fairs.
Contact: roberta@latitudesartfair.com



NOKWAZI ZIMU
VIP Director

Nokwazi Zimu is a seasoned Media professional, having worked in broadcast media for 15 years, with SABC TV News, e-TV (now eNCA), Talk Radio 702, Summit TV, Power Fm, Kaya Fm, Voice Of Soweto and East Coast Radio, amongst others. Zimu is also a published academic author and holds an MA in Media Studies from Wits University. As the regional and national Vodacom Journalist of the Year (2005) award recipient, she also had the opportunity anchor SABC’s 7pm Prime Time News, Morning Live alongside Leanne Manas and the late Vuyo Mbuli, while hosting the Business Talk Show on SABC 3. More recently, Nokwazi transitioned to the visual arts sector and has worked with the FNB JoburgArtFair and and the Winter Sculpture Fair as their VIP Manager.
Contact: nokwazi@latitudesartfair.com



ANTHEA KEMP 
Creative Director

Anthea Kemp is a curator and writer with a background in institutional management and development, art criticism, project management, media, and academia. From 2014-2017 she was the director of Hordaland Kunstsentr, a leading contemporary art centre in Bergen, Norway, and prior to that was a PhD fellow in the Art History department at Columbia University in New York. Anthea has curated projects for spaces including Hordaland Kunstsenter (Bergen), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), WIELS Project Space (Brussels), Tallinn Art Hall (Tallin), Santo Domingo Ex-Convento (Oaxaca), Platform Stockholm (Stockholm), the Iziko South African National Gallery (Cape Town), the Johannesburg Art Gallery (Johannesburg), and Bergen Kunsthall (Bergen).

Contact: anthea@latitudesartfair.com



BRONWYN COPPOLA

Media and Communications

Bronwyn Coppola is an arts media specialist and communications strategist with more than twenty years experience in the marketing, communications and public relations sector. She established her own business in 2000, working across numerous industry sectors to represent brands like Nike SA, Wilderness Safaris and MiWay, and is now a co-founder of A Better World Network. The UNESCO World Heritage site, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, was a key client until Bronwyn decided to put her BA Fine Arts degree to the more specific task of working with arts-related organisations. These include the FNB JoburgArtFair (2015-18), Business and Arts South Africa, Keyes Art Mile, TMRW Gallery, Stevenson Joburg, more recently LATITUDES Art Fair and the A4 Arts Foundation.
Contact: bronwyn@abetterworld.co.za


Digital Team  

Artfundi
artfundi.com

Graphic Design
Modern Amusement
mod-am.com

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS 


︎NELSON MANDELA SQUARE

︎SANDTON
︎SOUTH AFRICAN MINT 
︎DAYTONA 
︎STRAUSS & CO
︎WEYLANDTS
︎GAUTRAIN
︎MESH CLUB
︎ARTFUNDI
︎SPIER
︎THIRST
︎ART AFRICA
︎ART WEEK JOBURG 
︎IMPAC
︎OPEN WINDOW
︎CITY SIGHTSEEING JOBURG
︎KIDS LIVING
︎HERITAGE CRAFT PRODUCTS
︎EMERGING PAINTING INVITATIONAL PRIZE