Investec Cape Town Art Fair is rethinking the synergy between art and landmark spaces with their second capsule showcase currently running at Mount Nelson Hotel. ‘An Endless Night’ is a group exhibition curated by Anelisa Mangcu, and displayed in different areas of the hotel.
The collection of works circles in on the pressures of ordinary existence with commentary on geographic, gender and historical specificities of the now.
‘We fill up our time with tasks, purpose, duty and creating memories, in hopes of taking our subjective existence seriously with intrinsic value. This way, we create value by affirming time and living it, and not simply obsessing over its passing,’ says Mangcu.
Works on show include sculptor and conceptualist Mary Sibande, photographer and multimedia stylist Trevor Stuurman, social realist painter Mongezi Gum, multidisciplinary artist Kimathi Mafafo as well as other significant artists to be announced.
‘We are thrilled, as the art fair, to see how an idea can become an integral part of the local culture in such a short space of time. Commitment to new ideas takes drive, skill and admiration for the creativity, which is what we all bring to this project’, says Laura Vincenti, Director of Investec Cape Town Art Fair.
Mount Nelson Hotel General Manager Tiago Sarmento explains ‘arts and culture are inherent to Belmond’s DNA and this feels like a natural partnership, not only because of the fair’s impeccable reputation in the art world but also due to its well-respected relationships with established and emergent artists on the continent.’
‘An Endless Night’ is open to hotel guests and the public until Monday, 28 August 2023.
Where: 76 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town