The Best of Cape Town is a newly devised event taking place in Cape Town during the Formula e fest in February 2022 that will showcase the very best art, food and wine the region has to offer. A combined Southern Africa Eye and Best of Cape Town teaser will bring young rising star chefs, winemakers and artists to START at Saatchi Gallery.
During the week of the fair the selected chefs and winemakers will delight visitors with their palate-pleasing food and wine set against a background of exciting artworks selected for 2022’s new Eye edition; Southern Africa Eye.
Southern Africa Eye, the latest in the critically acclaimed Eye Programme follows Korean Eye 2020 and is the first Eye to focus its gaze outside of Greater Asia.
Curated by PCA (Parallel Contemporary Art) founder Serenella Ciclitira and State Hermitage Museum Head of the Contemporary Art Department Dr Dimitri Ozerkov, the exhibition series will begin with a teaser at START 2021 ahead of a larger touring show that will open at the State Hermitage, St Petersburg, then on to Saatchi Gallery, London as well as a Cape Town exhibition.
The accompanying book will feature 75 emerging Southern African artists and will be the 10th in the Eye book series edited by Serenella Ciclitira and published by Skira.
G. Amaranta Peña Carrasco is captivated by the symbolism of stories, myths and rituals. She brings them to life in her paintings and through the sounds of her hand-crafted ceramic instruments
Born in 1986, she completed her bachelor's degree in Applied Anthropology in 2015 at the Salesiana University in Quito. Her interest in holistic well-being and in liberal arts education led her to explore the fine arts and crafts of different cultures and in 2020 she completed her Master in Arts at the Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts.
G. Amaranta Peña Carrasco
Royal flycatcher from the Amazon Jungle (2020)
Handmade Watercolours on mulberry paper
20 x 17 cm
Daydream in Music, (2020)
Supported by the Italian Embassy, London, Spotlight Italia will feature a diverse curated mix of Italian contemporary art. Accompanying the exhibition will be a programme of talks.
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