Pertwee Anderson and Gold
The 24rd edition of the Modern British and Contemporary art showcase, bring together over one hundred leading British galleries, unique curated art projects and a contemporary photography showcase selected by a specialist panel. Alongside the main fair, Art Projects features emerging international contemporary artists and galleries presenting solo shows, curated group displays, editions and large-scale installations.
London Art Fair, the UK’s original and largest art fair for Modern British and contemporary
art, announces a stellar line-up of over 100 galleries from the UK and beyond. They will be
complemented by the acclaimed Art Projects section, focusing on new work from younger
galleries and Photo50, a showcase for contemporary photography.
Major artists represented include Bridget Riley, Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Patrick Heron, Damien Hirst, Keith Coventry and Marcus Harvey, as well as the most exciting new talent. UK-based contemporary galleries include CHARLIE SMITH london, Danielle Arnaud, Other Criteria, Pertwee Anderson and Gold, Purdy Hicks, Scream, UNION Gallery and VIGO, while Modern British specialists such as Agnew’s, Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert, Offer Waterman, Osborne Samuel, Piano Nobile, Robin Katz Fine Art and The Fine Art Society and will once again prominently feature.
International galleries include Artêria (Canada), FOLEY Gallery (New York), Galerie Olivier Waltman (Paris), JECZA Gallery (Romania), whatiftheworld gallery (South Africa). Work on sale ranges from £50 to over £1 million, highlighting London Art Fair’s reputation for both quality and accessibility.
Alongside the main fair, Art Projects features emerging international contemporary artists and galleries presenting solo shows, curated group displays, editions and large-scale installations, this year including: Alma Enterprises, BEARSPACE, Edel Assanti, Hannah Barry Gallery, Hoxton Art Gallery, Limoncello Editions and THE RESIDENCE GALLERY. Photo50 is an exhibition of contemporary photography and features fifty works – many for sale – this year curated by writer, broadcaster and photography curator Sue Steward. Steward’s curatorial focus is on artists whose practice sees them adorn, transform and deface the print, introducing other media and employing techniques from across the history of the medium.
An extensive programme of talks and critical debates in association with key partners, plus daily tours of the Main Fair and Art Projects, will be announced in the next few weeks. London Art Fair tickets are now on sale from www.londonartfair.co.uk at £11 (plus £1.50 booking fee) in advance, including a copy of the 2012 Fair Guide (to be collected at the Fair). Tickets on the door are £16.
London Art Fair, the UK’s largest art fair for Modern British and contemporary art returns, with over 100 galleries featuring the great names of the 20th century alongside exceptional recent work, from leading figures and emerging talent.
Highlights of the 24th London Art Fair will include:
Galleries from across the UK and overseas will be exhibiting the work of over 1,000 artists covering the period from the early 20thCentury to the present day. Museum quality Modern British art is presented alongside contemporary art from today’s leading artists.
Established as one of the most exciting sections of the Fair, Art Projects features solo shows, curated group displays and large-scale installations from contemporary artists and galleries across the world.New to Art Projects in 2012 are Beers.Lambert Contemporary Art, EdelAssanti,Hoxton Art Gallery, Limoncello Editions, Michael Klein,Tenderpixel andWhatiftheworld.
A showcase for contemporary photography established in 2007, Photo50 features 50 works presented in an exhibition curated by Sue Steward. Photography Focus Day, Wednesday 18 January 2012 Featuring a series of discussions and tours dedicated to contemporary photography. Tours, Talks and Discussions An extensive programme of talks and critical debates in association with key partners, plus daily tours of the Main Fair and Art Projects.
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Immagine: Tessa Farmer, The White Lie, 2011, rat, mosquitoes, insects and plant roots. Courtesy of Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art
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