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Rose Korber 17th Art Salon

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The Art Salon – considered one of the key events in Cape Town’s visual arts calendar – aims to present a comprehensive and varied overview of the current state of South African art.

Artists featured include William Kentridge, Robert Hodgins, Willie Bester, Sam Nhlengethwa, Colbert Mashile, Richard Smith, Kevin Brand, Stephen Inggs, Robert Slingsby, Deborah Bell, Claudette Schreuders, Nina Romm and Wendy Anziska.

Since its inception in 1992, the Art Salon has been a major enterprise, bringing together – under one roof – a large showcase of quality artworks, in various media and styles.  In keeping with international  trends, this event sees a subtle shift towards the most cutting-edge art , while still maintaining its backbone of ‘classics’, such as John Kramer, Erik Laubscher and Peter Bonney.

With the current trends towards the Contemporary, younger artists, such as Pamela Stretton, Peter Eastman, Sanell Aggenbach, Dan Halter, Kate Gottgens, Jaco Sieberhagen,  Penelope Stutterheime,  Kathryn Smith, JP Meyer, Ryan Arenson and Andrzej Nowicki, are well represented.

In addition to the traditional genres of landscape and figurative painting, the Art Salon will also feature examples of some of the best in sculpture, photography, ceramics and contemporary Shangaan beadwork.
Leading ceramic artists on this year’s Salon include Louise Gelderblom, Astrid Dahl, Barbara Jackson, Hennie Meyer, Helen Vaughan, Ruan Hoffmann, Laura du Toit, Shirley Fintz and Yvette McGee; while photographers of note include Stephen Inggs,   Dale Yudelman and Kathryn Smith.

According to Korber : ‘This year’s Art Salon promises to have a more focused selection, and is more directed towards the demands of the contemporary collector than ever before’.
‘Given the economic crisis facing the world’, she adds, ‘art, and especially South African art, seems to have weathered this storm amazingly well – against the most dire predictions’.

Venue: Rose Korber Art, 48 Sedgemoor Rd, Camps Bay. Tel: (021) 438 9152.
Gallery Hours: 10:00am - 6:00pm daily
Duration: 15 Dec 2008 - 11 Jan 2009

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