Titled Convergence, this year’s exhibition is about life today: the people, the connections and networks they make up. With art projects ranging from explorations into Brenda Fassie’s roots to interventions on transport routes in the city, a focus on our shared African roots, reading roots and even some root vegetables.
CAPE 09 challenges traditional biennale models, rejecting a single curatorial vision in favour of a series of diverse but interlinked projects by a range of different curators – from new emerging talent of the CAPE Young Curator’s Programme to acclaimed international and local artists and curators. They will present exhibitions, public interactions and interventions that reimagine the city of Cape Town as an activated, participatory project space, focusing how we move and engage with each other. Exhibition sites traverse the socio-economic and geographic divides of Cape Town, and include the Metrorail Station, the city centre, Langa and Khayelitsha, as well as moving exhibitions on taxis.
In addition, CAPE 09 brings together a programme of launches, discussion sessions, film screenings, readings and performances, running throughout the 51 days of the biennale.
GENERAL INFO: For more details about the exhibition, venues, artists and events watch www.capeafrica.org (relaunched on 15 January 2009) and the local press.