The 5th Kinetica Art Fair returns February 28th – March 3rd 2013 at Ambika P3, as one of London’s annual landmark art exhibitions and a permanent fixture in the Art Fair calendar, renowned as the UK’s only art fair dedicated to kinetic, robotic, sound, light, time-based and new media art.
Having built up a diverse and international audience of over 12,000 visitors, Kinetica is hosting the work of over 45 galleries and art organisations nationally and internationally, with representatives from UK, France, USA, Poland, Holland, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Indonesia and Japan, collectively showing over 400 works of art.
Alongside the Fair, Kinetica will present a Feature exhibition, daily programme of talks, presentations and performances themed on Illusion and Reality which will explore the thin veil between what is real and what is perceived. Eminent pioneers, experimental artists, performers and key figures in the field of kinetic and electronic art, cybernetics and neurosciences have been invited to participate.
Kinetica will be collaborating with groundbreaking holographic technology company Musion to produce the fair’s programme of augmented reality, 3D projection mapping and live performances through Musion’s state of the art holographic screen.
Highlights of exhibitors at Kinetica Art Fair 2013 include:
– Light installations from Artgiro and John Popadic
– Kinetic sound works from Alex Allmont
– 1960’s Op works by Italian kinetic artist Alberto Biasi
– A kinetic ‘tree’ from contemporary French artist Laurent Debraux
– A life-size ‘Galloping Horse’ made of light by Remi Brun
– Narrative mechanical flipbooks by Wendy Marvel and Mark Arnon Rosen
– Holographic works by Andras Mengyan – Gallery A22, Budapest
– Kinetic work from Indonesia by Edwins Gallery
– An ‘Ocean of Light’ by Squidsoup
– Smart & interactive wearables by Rainbow Winters
– Illusion & perception glass & mirror works by Jonty Hurwitz
– Mechanical contraptions by American artist Aaron Kramer
– Sensory light installations by Aether & Hemera
– Architectural models and 4D projections from AAD LAB
– Programmable Architechture by Kensuke Hotta
– Technological circuit mandalas by Leonardo Ulian
– Giant Wave sculpture by Matthieu Schönholzer
– Kinetic contraptions by Piotr Jedrzeiewski
– Installations of kinetic jewellery from Jenny Lee, Myia Bonner and Mark Bloomfield – MAD Museum – Kinetic works from the new Museum.
A special Kinetica exhibition within the Fair will feature eight pioneering international artists that are recognised and well established within the contemporary art world, including:
Gregory Barsamian, a Brooklyn low-tech artist who has a self professed “Industrial Revolution-style.” His work explores dream-like states through zoetropic sculptures using persistence of vision, and challenges what is real and what is perceived. His most recent commission was for the worlds largest private collection at David Walsh’s Museum of Old & New Art in Tasmania and he has works in collections worldwide including ICC (Inter Communcation Centre) Japan.
Tim Lewis creates animatronic objects that raise questions about the boundaries that lie between nature, perception and fabrication. His work is in the collections of Arts Council Great Britain, British Council, Damien Hirst, British Airways and many more. Tim Lewis will be creating a new work for Kinetica 2013.
Chris Levine is one of the most progressive artists working in light today and is widely considered one of the pioneers of the laser and holographic artform. Commissions, clients and collaborations include HRH The Queen, Mario Testino, Cartier and Hugo Boss. The innovative use of laser, holographics and LEDs feature extensively in his work which has an edge of pertinence and super modernity.
Christiaan Zwannikenʼs installations are like interactive Wunderkammers, new configurations of shrieking, clapping, ticking curiosities generated by machinery, as if in a futuristic zoo. His works are hybrid, man-animal-machine figures, made of components that come to ‘life’, responding to the viewer and to each other. Zwanikken plays nature – against artificial – against viewer removing any authoritative role. Zwanniken has recently exhibited at American Museum of Natural History New York and at the most recent edition of ISEA. He will be debuting a new work for Kinetica Art Fair 2013.
Other feature artists include Titia Ex (Holland), Pierrick Sorin (France) and Ivan Black (UK), with more to be announced soon.
Kinetica Museum will also be curating a smaller exhibition within the Fair to showcase 10 Kinetica Oxygen Artist Members. This new membership scheme has opened the door for many artists to be showcased through Kinetica, and this yearʼs exhibition will include work by David Ogle (UK), Laurent Debraux (France), Joseph Pentland (USA), Madi Boyd (UK), Ariel Avraham (Israel), and i>LAB (UK).
Kinetica Art Fair provides an opportunity for serious buyers and art collectors to procure cutting edge international contemporary art (previous collectors have included Damien Hirst, David Roberts, David Walsh, Ron Dennis & Anthony Horowitz), whilst remaining accessible to new buyers interested in the field. Leading artists and galleries from around the globe will gather to exhibit work that converges science, technology, nature and new media to present astonishing and often breathtaking creations.
Prices range from £200 – £50,000
Kinetica Art Fair 2013 will for the first time present a live and online auction on the Saturday evening of the Fair, led by an auctioneer from Sothebys, to highlight the increasing popularity of this genre as a collectable artform.
Exhibitors participating in Kinetica Art Fair 2013 include:
AAD LAB (UK)- https://vimeo.com/47090058
Aaron Kramer (UK) www.urban-objects.com
Aether & Hemera – www.aether-hemera.com/
Alex Allmont (UK) – http://www.alexallmont.com/index.php?page=Video Alexander Berchert – http://www.alexanderberchert.com/
All Visual Arts – http://www.allvisualarts.org
Artgiro (Italy) – http://www.artoday.it
Colour Holographic (UK) – http://www.colourholographic.com/ Edwins Gallery (Indonesia)- http://www.edwinsgallery.com Gallery A22 (Hungary) – http://www.gallerya22.com/
Gestalt Circle (UK) – http://tiny.cc/v39gpw
Piotr Jedrzejewski (Poland) – http://tiny.cc/dge5nw Hertfordshire University (UK) – http://tiny.cc/see5nw
Jenny Lee (UK) – http://jennylee.org.uk/
Jo Hemsley (UK) – http://www.joannahemsley.com/
John Popadic (UK) – http://bringtheawesome.tumblr.com/ Jonty Hurwitz – http://www.jontyhurwitz.com
Kensuke Hotta (Japan) – http://kensukehotta.com
Krzyzsztof Jagieto (Poland) – http://tiny.cc/rce5nw
Laurent Debraux (France) – http://www.laurentdebraux.com/ Leonardo Ulian (UK) – http://www.leonardoulian.it
Mad Museum – http://themadmuseum.co.uk/
Marco Kruyt – http://www.baileybots.com
Mark Bloomfield (UK) – http://electrobloom.com
Matthieu Schönholzer (France)- http://www.schonholzer.com Mechanical Flipbook (UK)- http://www.mechanicalflipbook.com Myia Bonner (UK) – http://www.myiabonner.co.uk
Rainbow Winters (UK) – http://www.rainbowwinters.com/ Ravensbourne College (UK) – www.rave.ac.uk
Remi Brun – http://tiny.cc/ime5nw
Silvia Weidenbach – http://www.weidenbach-klein.com/ University of Lincoln (UK) – www.lincoln.ac.uk