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.