RMB Turbine Art Fair (RMB TAF), a unique South African art fair that brings together exhibitors from around the country to present, sell and celebrate art, is going online this year – a first of its kind in South Africa. RMB TAF has become the epicentre of emerging art in South Africa. It presents a space for the showcasing of established and new talent in an environment that is immersive, accessible and inclusive.
August 2020 will be the 8thedition of RMB Turbine Art Fair with the aim of offering a bigger, bolder and exhilarating fair as we look forward, look back, look in and look out to the rich cultural and creative landscape of South Africa. RMB TAF – where visionaries meet!
“Due to Covid-19 and lockdown safety precautions across the country, a physical fair is not possible. But a fair is most definitely required to offer support and a platform for galleries and artists alike,” says Glynis Hyslop, Founder of RMB TAF.
The virtual RMB TAF will take place from 27th (VIP Preview) August – 2 September 2020. An online fair gives galleries a chance to exhibit work of selected artists, and provide a platform to showcase their brands and capitialise on the extensive marketing opportunities RMB TAF offers. A virtual fair also enables galleries and artists to harness a national, and possibly an international, audience.
Each gallery will have a dedicated virtual booth where they will display their artworks with interactive messaging, behind the scenes profiling of artists, and video. Vistors to the online RMB TAF will be able to search artist, exhibitor, or medium.
“The public has embraced the ethos of RMB TAF and over the years have built a long-standing, trusted relationship with the fair, which provides a safe and curated space in which to buy art,” says Hyslop.