The Turbine Art Fair

 

 

 

 

 

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The first Turbine Art Fair took place at the Anglo-Gold Ashanti Turbine Hall in Newtown. Dubbed the ‘affordable’ art fair, works on show ranged from R1000 to just over R20 000. I attended an introductory talk on the contemporary art market, given by a representative of the Steven Welz auction house.  This is some of the advice he gave about starting a collection and interrogating artists to include in that collection:

  • Look at an artist’s exhibition history – where they’ve exhibited and which curators have engaged with their work
  • Which collections they are included in, preferably public ones
  • Their commitment to being artists, and innate drive to produce art, no matter what
  • What other artists say about them – this will highlight whether other artists deem them a threat

Another piece of advice I received from a different source, was that a piece must be ‘a thing of beauty’, whatever that may mean to you.

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David Krut stall

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Gallery Art on Paper stall

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Norman catherine

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Ilana Seati – Pink Lady

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Kreh Melic

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Kreh Melic

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Gregg Price

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Heike Allerton Davies

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The Bag Factory stall

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