Celebrating its 25th edition, the London Art Fair opens on the 16 January and runs until 20 January. Bringing together over 130 leading galleries from across the UK and overseas, museum-quality Modern British art is presented alongside contemporary works from the world’s top artists, spanning a vast range of works from the 20th century to the present day. Aside from the Main Fair there will also be two curated sections, Art Projects and Photo50, putting the spotlight on younger galleries, new work and contemporary photography. With an inclusive atmosphere and a taste for quality, the London Art Fair will provide viewers with exceptional work from over 1,000 artists all in one location.
A small selection of those galleries at the Main Fair will be Flowers Gallery, CHARLIE SMITH london, CCA Galleries, Pangolin: London & Chalford, Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery and The Cynthia Corbett Gallery. While Art Projects delivers a snapshot of the current practice and concerns of contemporary artists. This curated showcase, presents the freshest contemporary art from across the world and will include large-scale installations, solo shows and group displays from selected galleries. An other element of this section is the Art Projects Film Programme, hosting a selection of experimental film and video work.
And for a singular look at photography, Photo50 highlights the richness and diversity of the practice of photography today. Including contemporary photography, this presentation will feature 50 works in an exhibition curated by Nick Hackworth of Paradise Row Gallery. This years participating artists are: Ian Beesley, Dorothy Bohm, Brian Griffin, Paul Hill, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, Marketa Luskacova, Chris Steele-Perkins and Homer Sykes.
London Art Fair, 16 – 20 January, Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH
1. Michael Ormerod, Girl on Bike, 1986, courtesy of Crane Kalman Brighton.
2. Leila Pazooki, This is not Green, 2009, courtesy of Hilger BROTKunsthalle.
3. Oliver Griffin and Henry Stringer, The Hannah Barry Gallery Artists Mini Ghetto Velodrome Association 5, 2008 courtesy of Hannah Barry Gallery.
Posted on 14 January 2013