We are excited to share with you our Special Projects Programme for 2023
From 26 - 28 May 2023, RMB Latitudes will bring together artists and exhibitors from across the continent to transform Shepstone Gardens, a magnificent three-acre property, into a curated celebration of art from Africa.
International Galleries Section
Supported by RMB’s Broader Africa focus, The International Galleries Section provides a sustainable means for galleries and artists on the continent and in the diaspora to show in South Africa.
The 2023 International Galleries show is led by curator Nkhensani Mkhari, in close dialogue with the Project Advisory Committee members; Azu Nwagbogu, Valerie Kabov and Lucy MacGarry.
Read Valerie Kabov’s views on the shifting face of contemporary art fairs HERE.
INDEX (Independent Artists Exhibition)
INDEX is a captivating survey exhibition that brings together an array of independent artistic practices from South Africa, the African region, and the diaspora.
INDEX is a new platform to give exposure to independent artists, who often have to create their own networks and methods for getting their work seen by audiences.
The exhibition is divided into three themes, each part of the broader special projects theme of co-emergence. Exploring the intersection of various cultural and aesthetic influences on the creation and interpretation of art from Africa. This can include the blending of traditional and contemporary art forms, the incorporation of elements from different ethnic and regional cultures within Africa, and the impact of global perspectives and influences on African art.
A three-way dialogue, presented by Lexus
Essay is an exhibition that showcases a cross generational dialogue through the works of three artists - Sam Nhlengethwa, Katlego Tlabela, and Cinthia Sifa Mulanga.
The exhibition explores a nuanced dialogue in concept, approach to colour, and line. The artists’ works are linked by the theme of homage, whether honouring the past or projecting into the future. The interior scenes depicted in several works investigate the aspirations and inefficiencies in our constructed and natural settings as well as the relationship that people of colour have with them. The artists use their personal histories, projected onto paper and canvas as a journalistic expression of their own becoming. The exhibition highlights the complexities of identity, culture and artistic heritage.
RMB Latitudes is thrilled to partner with Strauss & Co to offer three unmissable conversations on Friday 26 May at the Fair.
Strauss Education has partnered both internationally with the African Art in Venice Forum and locally to present content-rich and insightful discussions.
Seats have been fully booked.
RMB Latitudes is proud to have partnered with OpenStudios.Joburg, an exciting project that provides Joburgers with open access to art buildings, spaces and projects across the historical CBD.
On Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May, visitors will be invited to meet artists in their studios, interact with the works, and enjoy a programme of exhibitions, walkabouts, performance and design.
OpenStudios.Joburg and RMB Latitudes will be linked via a shuttle service that will allow visitors to safely explore the city.
Purchase your ticket to RMB Latitudes and you will receive a promo code to receive 20% off your ticket to OpenStudios.Joburg.
The RMB Young Artists’ Playground
The RMB Young Artists' Playground is a dedicated children's area, tailored for adventure, the joy of discovery and artistic collaboration.
Its four activity stations, The Zine & Printmaking Corner, The Tech Corner, The Up-cycling Corner and The Playdough Party offer supervised art-related activities for children that are accessible throughout the day and over the fair weekend.
The Young Artists' Playground will encourage children to explore and work with different materials, under the guidance of inspiring local artists.