EP11 / Interview: 'FNB Art Joburg 2019' with Mandla Sibeko

Welcome back to Unframed - a podcast which hosts talks and conversations about South African art and artists. I am your host Anthea Pokroy. You may have noticed a very large gap between this and the last episode. I was finishing off my Masters in Fine Art and so, unfortunately, had to focus all my energy on that. But Unframed is now back and we are looking forward to the program that is to follow in the coming months!

In this episode, I am excited to be in conversation with Mandla Sibeko, the new owner and director of Art Joburg which is a new incarnation of the iconic Joburg Art Fair. This rebranded and revisioned art fair will take place in a few weeks from 13-15 September at Sandton Convention Centre.

In this interview, Mandla explains to me this shift from the old to the new, and the reasons behind it; what this new art fair will consist of - what we as visitors can expect to see and experience at the fair; the role of this and other art fairs in Joburg, South Africa and internationally in the broader art ecosystem.

Be sure to clear your calendars between 13-15 September for Art Joburg and its affiliated Gallery Weekend, as well as for Latitudes Art Fair and The Underline Show happening the same weekend. Check out their websites and social media for more info on very exciting showcases of South African art:
Art Joburg: https://artjoburg.com/
Latitudes Art Fair: https://latitudesartfair.com/
The Underline Show: https://underlineprojects.art/

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