The 26th London Art Fair showcases the best of Modern British and contemporary art alongside an exciting programme of talks, screenings and debates. Presenting around 120 carefully selected galleries with work from both established and emerging artists, the London Art Fair draws collectors and enthusiasts to the five-day event in Islington. With such a range of art on display, we narrow down some of our favourite stands for you to visit this weekend.
From Duchamp-esque sculpture to intensely personal painting, Subodh Gupta’s collection Everything is Inside will be shown at the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi from 17 January to 16 March. This mid-career survey of Gupta’s work is curated by renowned art historian and curator Germano Celant in their first collaborative exhibition.
M+ is Hong Kong’s new museum for visual culture, encompassing 20th and 21st century art, design and architecture and the moving image from Hong Kong, China, Asia and beyond. A landmark exhibition showcasing the first acquisitions and donations to the M+ architecture collection is running until 9 February. The exhibition reveals the ongoing development of the 60,000 square-metre M+ building as it progresses towards its scheduled completion in late 2017.
The Architecture Centre in Bristol presents an exhibition of winning projects from the Royal Institute of British Architects’ prestigious international awards programme. This exhibition showcases global leaders in architectural design, including the most recent winners in the RIBA’s international award categories from 2013, with 9 RIBA Award Winning buildings from the European Union and 12 RIBA International Award winners.
Until 19 January, the 26th edition of the London Art Fair, showcasing the best of Modern British and contemporary art, will feature its first museum partnership with The Hepworth Wakefield. As part of this new partnership, the gallery will be exhibiting a unique collection of British Modernism, as well as a brand new collection of international Dialogues to be curated by Adam Carr of MOSTYN in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of the London Art Fair Art Projects series.
In recent years Nina Canell has exhibited at major international shows, including La Triennale, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, the 18th Biennale of Sydney and the 2010 Liverpool Biennial. Her work will be shown in a new solo exhibition at the Camden Arts Centre, inspired directly from the architectural space it inhabits. This presentation runs from 17 January to 30 March.
In just two days Art Stage Singapore is due to open, showcasing all that is great about Asian Contemporary Art. Attracting the world’s most influential private art collectors, corporate buyers and VIPs, the fair brings together professionals and art enthusiasts to discover emerging and established talent within the art industry. The event cooperates with Asian galleries, artists and collectors to create a distinctive matchmaking and networking platform, featuring a three to one ratio of Asian to western galleries. With so much to see we take a look at some of the best stands and exhibitions running during Art Stage Singapore week.
A major exhibition of Turner Prize winner and leading British sculptor Richard Deacon opens at Tate Britain from 5 February to 27 April. Best known for his large and open forms, Deacon utilises elements of engineering and combines these with sculptural techniques to create sinuous and contorted shapes. Tate Britain’s exhibition reflects the diversity of Deacon’s range of materials, which includes laminated wood, polycarbonate, leather and clay.
An audio-visual live performance combining animated, kinetic lights with live electronic music, GRID reexamines the nature-technology relationship. The art installation is a work of designer Christopher Bauder (WHITEvoid) and consists of 50 motorised LED-rod triangles that form a massive dynamic grid, spreading over 200 square meters. Live generated sound connects directly to light animations and triggers spatial movements. It moves, changes shape and colour and accompanied by music composed by Robert Henke (Monolake) and supported by the local choir L´Hostel Dieu it feels like a breathing organism. Every sound of music correlates with a visual impulse and spatial alteration. Both audio and visual elements can be changed spontaneously during the live performance. Nature and technology conflate before the eyes of spectators. Aesthetica spoke to Chris to find out more about GRID.
A selection of 19 international artists working across a range of media trace the contours of the human body in Body Language at the Saatchi Gallery until 16 March. Exploring how working with the body in art reflects on the human form, this show spans the grotesque to the uncanny, the poignant to the satirical, across ages, genres and countries.
The inaugural Jerwood Open Forest exhibition examines art in the environment and what it has the potential to be in its broadest definition. This unique, multisensory exhibition of new work charts the five selected projects over a six-‐month period of research and development. Juan delGado, Adam James, Amanda Loomes, artist duo Semiconductor (Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt) and Chris Watson collaborating with producer Iain Pate, have expanded on the concept of their ambitious proposals, engaging with forest sites across England. In doing so the artists have produced exciting new bodies of work comprising sculpture, film, audio, and performance, which will open on 15 January at Jerwood Space.
Sri Lanka’s pre-eminent platform for international dialogue in contemporary art, the Colombo Art Biennale (CAB14), which opens 31 January, will feature works by artists and collectives from 12 countries. This year’s biennale adopts the theme Making History and explores the artistic adventure of the creation of history and ideas such as man’s desire to invent the future and the implications of the past on the human condition.