David Krut Projects at the first African art fair

he Joburg Art Fair is the first art fair on the African continent and will include South African and international gallery stands as well as a curated exhibition by Simon Njami entitled ‘As you Like it’. The Joburg Art Fair will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, from March 13 to 16 and David Krut Projects will be at Booth 23.

David Krut Projects is part of the multi-facetted David Krut Arts Resource (DK Arts). We are a project space linked to a professional print workshop (DKW), an art book publishing house (DKP) and a community outreach programme (TAEP). We also collaborate on an ongoing basis with David Krut Projects, New York, which was established in 2001 to help promote the work of emerging South African artists and to host collaborative art projects.

On view at Booth 23 at the Joburg Art Fair will be unique and editioned works by featured South African artists Colbert Mashile, Maja Maljevic, Alastair Whitton, Sandile Zulu and Jan-Henri Booyens. In addition to these featured works, there will be a range of editioned prints and unique works – on exhibition and in our plan chests – by Ryan Arenson, Bruce Backhouse, Deborah Bell, Lien Botha, Mathew Brittan, Wilma Cruise, Johan Engels, Trasi Henen, William Kentridge, David Koloane, Dorothee Kreutzfeldt, Lehlogonolo Mashaba, Avhashoni Mainganye, Colbert Mashile, Andrzej Nowicki, Ellen Papciak-Rose, Stompie Selibe, Penny Siopis, Sean Slemon, Nathaniel Stern and Diane Victor.

In order to create a dialogue with art from outside of Africa, our booth will feature prints by major international printmakers Frank Auerbach (UK), Leslie Dill (USA), David Hockney (UK), Howard Hodgkin (UK), Julian Opie (UK), Suzanne McClelland (USA), Michelle Segre (USA) and Kiki Smith (USA), alongside paintings by American artists Carrie Moyer and Wallace Whitney.

Some of the artists will be at our booth to meet visitors and discuss their works. The printmakers from DKW, Jillian Ross, Mlungisi Kongisa and Niall Bingham, will be present to explain the different methods of printmaking and the benefits of collaboration with experienced printmakers in our workshop.
An exhibition, entitled ‘Andrzej Nowicki: Sleep Depot’ will be on at our project space in Parkwood, Johannesburg, until 29 March 2008. Nowicki is a recent Masters graduate from the Michaelis School of Fine Arts (University of Cape Town) and a recipient of the Irma Stern Scholarship from 2005 to 2007. He relocates this year as a practicing artist to New York.

David Krut Publishing (DKP) will have a bookstand at the JAF, featuring our own books, as well as a range of local and international art, architecture and design titles, including books from Tate Publishing (UK) and Assouline (US, France).

The Joburg Art Fair
13 – 16 March 2008
Sandton Convention Centre
Johannesburg, South Africa

For further information contact:
Gallery Manager: Lucy Rayner
t: +27 11 447 0627,
e: lucy@davidkrut.com
w: www.davidkrutpublishing.com
142 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood
Hours: Mon – Sat 09h00-17h00