The 2020 edition of the RMB Turbine Art Fair was held exclusivley online.
THK Gallery presented works by Andrew Kayser, Jake Michael Singer, Nonzuzo Gxekwa, Pierre le Riche, Nyasha Marovatsanga, and Johno Mellish.
Jake Michael singer was a featured artist of the fair, creating limited edition Dawn Chorus Ordinal sculptures sold exclusively on the opening night of the online fair. This project was supported by RMB and promoted the launch of the Emergence Art Prize, which was announced on the occasion of the RMB TAF 2020.
The Emergence Art Prize is targeted, as the name suggests, at boosting the careers of emerging artists who are yet to gain official gallery representation. The prize was adjudicated by a prestigious professional panel.
The prize includes an exhibition at THK Gallery in Cape Town, a two month residency at the innovative Quartier am Hafen Studio House on the banks of the Rhine in Cologne, Germany, in June and July 2021, and an R80 000 cash prize, a portion of which will go towards airfares and a stipend while the artist is in residence.