Art16 opens its fourth edition on Thursday with a focus on exciting and innovative contemporary art from established, emerging and mid-career artists across all visual art forms. Art collectors will have fresh discoveries of artists working outside the western canon, particularly with ‘London First’ and ‘Emerge’ sections to unearth new talent. ‘Emerge’ showcases the next generation of artistic talent while ‘London First’ brings together galleries who have never before participated in an art fair in London.
Art16 gathers 100 galleries from over 30 countries and presents more than 1,000 artworks at Olympia, London. Alongside the gallery presentations, Art16 is launching a new series of talks, ‘Let’s talk about art’ to present dynamic voices from the international art, design and fashion worlds. Highlights include discussions on the global art world, women in the arts and the crossfertilisation between the arts and the wider cultural sphere.
What is really incredible about art fairs is that they bring together leading galleries from all over the world in one place. We are thrilled that Pearl Lam Galleries, a driving force within Asia’s contemporary art scene, will return to Art16, together with Galerie du Monde. Our London First section for galleries showing in London for the first time is the perfect place to unearth new talent and I am excited to see what these exhibits have to offer and what discoveries will be made.- fair’s director Nathan Clements-Gillespie
Art16 runs at Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, W14 8UX, from 20-22 May (First Night Preview on 19 May). Advance general admission tickets are £15 for adults and £10 for concessions, prebooking online is recommended. Share your favourite photos from the fair, use the hashtag #Art16 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.