5 Feb 2024 ///
News /// Art

Barcelona-based gallery Suburbia Contemporary announce salon-style pop-up exhibition ‘Ifestile’ at Kitsune in Bo-Kaap

Suburbia Contemporary proudly announces their first pop-up exhibition in the vibrant Bo-Kaap neighbourhood of Cape Town, titled “ifestile”. Suburbia Contemporary’s exhibition proposes a selection of artworks that manifest through different types of media, from emerging and established artists in the heart of Cape Town. 

By expanding beyond the four walls of the gallery, and similar institutional spaces: ifestile offers a window into aspects of everyday life that uniquely inform the art world as we know it. Curated by Kim Makin and Francesco Ozzola in a salon-style (as a nod and play on the host space Kitsune), ifestile seeks contact across alternative contexts. 

In this way, different paths have been chosen that, through the artists’ gaze offer new possibilities for discovery and adventure in and out of the city. Where ifestile presents the isiXhosa translation for ‘window’ in English, through a play on language it is interesting to note the manner in which the word similarly translates across local languages with reference to the same root word: “ifasitela”, in isiZulu, “venster” in Afrikaans, “lefasetere” in Sepedi, “fensethere” in Setswana, to name but a few. Thus, the exhibition presents unique aspects of the every day, that simultaneously speak to some shared experience across space, place and people.

ifestile will feature a diverse array of talented artists, including Alexandra Karakashian, Amy Rush, Ciara Dunsby, Jacob van Schalkwyk, Jake Aikman, Ed Young, Han Bing, Kim Karabo Makin, Kutlo Mabua, Shana-Lee Ziervogel, and Yolena Doda, Lucy Jane Turpin each contributing their unique perspectives and artistic expressions to enrich the showcase.

Curator Kim Makin, courtesy of Suburbia Contemporary


Kitsune in Rose St, Bo-Kaap, courtesy of Suburbia Contemporary


Investec Cape Town Art Fair
Unbound City
We are excited to participate as exhibitors in the eleventh edition of the The Investec Cape Town Art Fair, an annual event that showcases contemporary art from Africa and around the world. 

The 2024 edition of the fair will have a new theme: Unbound City, focusing on emerging and unbound voices. The role of the city of Cape Town becomes even more relevant for its local artists and for an international audience of collectors and institutions. This year the fair provides individuals a platform for expression, a space where diverse voices can be heard. Unbound serves as a conduit for exploring alternative possibilities and breaking free from constrictive narratives.

Suburbia Contemporary
Based in Barcelona, Suburbia Contemporary is on a mission to showcase challenging and innovative creations from various cultures and backgrounds. Founded in 2017 in Granada with the purpose of providing visibility to artists with a geographically balanced variety, transcending traditional artistic forms with their unique and distinctive perspectives. Suburbia Contemporary curates a well-balanced selection of art, representing a wide range of styles and mediums, from painting to sculpture and performance. In 2019, the gallery introduced Satellite spaces in Cape Town and, in 2020, in Florence. Demonstrating a forward-thinking approach, Suburbia Contemporary seeks to connect people across borders through its international art collection, fostering a global dialogue in the ever-evolving landscape of contemporary art.

Kim Karabo Makin, Ceramic Basket (series), 2023, courtesy of Suburbia Contemporary

Jingle Bells by Kutlo Mabua, courtesy of Suburbia Contemporary

Jacob van Schalkwyk, untitled, 2024, courtesy of Suburbia Contemporary

10 – 15 February 2024
Opening Hours: 10.00 – 17.00 h
Kitsune, 72 Rose St, Schotsche Kloof, Cape Town, 8001
Admission: Free

Curated by: Kim Makin and Francesco Ozzola

Artists: Alexandra Karakashian, Amy Rusch, Ciara Dunsby, Jacob van Schalkwyk, Jake Aikman, Ed Young, Han Bing, Kim Karabo Makin, Kutlo Mabua, shana-Lee Ziervogel, Yolena Doda, Lucy Jane Turpin

‘ifestile’ forms part of the program of Unbound City by Investec Cape Town Art Fair

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