RMB Latitudes 2023 Special Projects
We are excited to share with you our Special Projects for 2023
The International Galleries Programme
Supported by RMB’s Broader Africa focus, The International Galleries Programme 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.
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. Through a rich dialogue between diverse artists, the exhibition seeks to explore the complexities of contemporary African identity and its global connections. Featured artists include, Lebogang Mogul Mabusela, Gaelen Pinnock, Jody Brand, Thokozani Mthiyane, Bulumko Mbete, Phillip Newman, Benjamin Selvatore, and Terrence Maluleke to name a few.
This special project brings together the work of three artists, Sam Nhlengethwa, Katlego Tlabela and Cinthia Sifa Mulanga, to explore a nuanced dialogue in concept, and approach to colour and line.
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.
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.
RMB Latitudes is proud to partner with Strauss Education to present a series of talks at RMB Latitudes. Strauss Education has partnered both internationally with the African Art in Venice Forum and locally to present content-rich and insightful discussions. Seats are pre-booked via the Fair’s online booking system.