Perhaps you don’t know much about contemporary art. Perhaps you find the chatter of art types intimidating. Neither of these is a good enough reason to not attend the Investec Cape Town Art Fair, which is taking place on February 16-18 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Sure, the fair is going to be a maze of gallery-like white cubes displaying all kinds of art, and you’re bound to stand alongside some person talking about a painting being "conceptually strong and a powerful commentary on the heteronormative gaze". But that’s not what these things are about. Or at least, not entirely. After all, what is art if not something that you admire because it’s beautiful and/or makes you feel something and/or challenges you? The fair’s chief art curator, Tumelo Mosaka, says: "We live in a visual world, and what’s really important is that we have a response to something we look at — it’s like being in a club and hearing music; you may not know what it is but you have an opinion...

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