Cool Collaboration: Marianne Fassler X Marigold Beads

WORDS Cheri Morris IMAGES Paul Samuels

Marianne Fassler and Marigold Beads have collaborated on a project that crosses the borders between art, craft and design at this year’s FNB JoburgArtFair.

The hybrid art collaboration is directly inspired by Burundi artist Serge-Alain Nitegeka, who is also a featured artist at the Fair this year. The visually arresting project embodies complex relations between genres and people. It is representative of creative and social encounters shaped by hands, and aims to create a thought-provoking set of ideas around the multiple decisions taken to produce different creative and social encounters.

The collaboration can be seen at the Friends of Johannesburg Art Gallery (FoJAG) at Stand 53 at the FNB JoburgArtFair.

The FNB JoburgArt Fair runs from 9 September to 11 September 2016 at the Sandton Convention Centre. The Fair will be open from 12pm – 8pm on Friday, from 10am ­– 6pm on Saturday and from 10am – 5pm on Sunday. Tickets cost R100 for Friday, R130 for Saturday/Sunday or R260 for a full weekend pass. For more information, visit