London Art Fair Opens

Posted January 22, 2015 at 1:39 pm in Fashion, News

London Art Fair 27th edition Alexander Calder, Alexander Calder La Mer, 1947, Alexander Calder Whitford Fine ArtAlexander Calder, La Mer, 1947, courtesy of Whitford Fine Art

THE 27th edition of the London Art Fair has opened at the Business Design Centre, Islington. The Fair has  128 exhibitors ranging from established UK-based modern British and contemporary galleries to emerging spaces in the Art Projects section; as well as international gallery presentations from Milan, Paris, Toronto and New York. The London Art Fair offers a programme of curated exhibitions, talks, tours, films and performances aiming to provide an inspiring and supportive environment for collectors of all levels.

London Art Fair 27th edition Miguel Vallinas Prieto, Miguel Vallinas Prieto, Rabbit, 2013, courtesy of My Life In Art,Miguel Vallinas Prieto, Rabbit, 2013, courtesy of My Life In Art

This year’s Fair includes a museum partnership with Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, presenting an exhibition of key works from their collection in The Figure in Modern British Art; two monumental sculptures by Eduardo Paolozzi installed outside the Fair;
international Dialogues selected by Anna Colin, co-curator of the next British Art Show; Photo50: Against Nature, an exhibition of photographic installations curated by Sheyi Bankale of Next Level Projects.

London Art Fair 27th edition Clive Barker, Clive Barker Origami Boat, 2010, courtesy of Whitford Fine Art, Clive Barker Whitford Fine Art, metal origami sculpture,Clive Barker, Origami Boat, 2010, courtesy of Whitford Fine Art

The Fair launches the inaugural Art Projects Artist Award, which is provided by the Fair’s education sponsor Sotheby’s Institute of Art. There will also be a film programme presented in partnership with LIMA, Amsterdam and live performances including B.I.N.G.O, an interactive game led by artists Henry/Bragg and the premiere of William Mackrell’s North South.

London Art Fair 27th edition Amelia Stein, Amelia Stein White Stable, 2012, Courtesy of Oliver Sears Gallery.jpgAmelia Stein, White Stable, 2012, Courtesy of Oliver Sears

An extensive programme of talks, tours and critical debates will also take place throughout the week in association with partners such as the Contemporary Art Society, ArtTactic, Apollo magazine, Lund Humphries, The Arts Desk, Photoworks and Sotheby’s Institute of Art which are free to attend with a ticket to the Fair.

Julia Hamilton, Woman into Fox, 2013 oil on canvas St Annes Galleries, London Art Fair 27th edition Julia Hamilton Julia Hamilton, Woman into Fox, 2013, oil on canvas. Courtesy St Annes Galleries

by Caroline Simpson

Front page image: Angus Fairhurst Proposal for a Public Space 2006 , courtesy of Paul Stolper Gallery

Ticketing information:
Day Ticket: £14.00 adv/£20.00 on the door/£13.00 conc.
Six Day Ticket (includes Preview Evening): £30.00 adv/£35.00 on the door

Child under 12 years old (accompanied by an adult): FREE
Please note: £1.50 booking fee applies per ticket purchased in advance

Opening Times:
Thurs 22 January, Thursday Late, 11am – 9pm
Friday 23 January, 1am – 7pm,
Sat 24 January, 10am – 7pm
Sun 25 January, 10am – 5pm

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