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.
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.
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.
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.
by Caroline Simpson
Front page image: Angus Fairhurst Proposal for a Public Space 2006 , courtesy of Paul Stolper Gallery
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
Thurs 22 January, Thursday Late, 11am – 9pm
Friday 23 January, 1am – 7pm,
Sat 24 January, 10am – 7pm
Sun 25 January, 10am – 5pm