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"TRANS CAPE: Over 60 Artists, from 19 African Countries in 24 Venues"
2007-03-24 until 2007-05-02
CAPE Africa Platform
Cape Town, ,
ZA South Africa
CAPE 07 is a "Cultural Soup Afrique": a multi-venue, multimedia contemporary African art event that aims to challenge artistic conventions, cross socio-economic and geographic divides and offer fresh perspectives on contemporary African art. Featuring a dynamic programme of exhibitions, discussion sessions and performances, as well as a mobile art school and an innovative "Soup Afrique" kitchen, it is call to action for cultural practitioners to respond to the unique realities of present-day Africa and redefine African cultural practice.
Starting 24 March and running until 02 May 2007, CAPE 07 features over 40 Lions of contemporary African art, showing work in a range of media including video, new media, photography, painting, sculpture and installation. The 5-week event spans the entire Cape Town Unicity, with exhibitions, performances and discussion sessions taking place in diverse venues including the Iziko South African National Gallery (SANG), The Castle of Good Hope, Look Out Hill in Khayelitsha, the Spier Wine Estate and unexpected public spaces.
X-CAPE, an artist-led fringe programme featuring 280 participants, from visual artists to performers and new media artists, will run in conjunction to the main event.
The official opening of CAPE 07 will take place at 13:30 at Lookout Hill, Khayelitsha on Saturday 24 March.
Transport is available to the public to visit the route on Fridays and Saturdays during the event and maps will be available in the SA Art Times, Cape Town Tourism Information Centers and from the CAPE Africa Platform offices, 71 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town.
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