The 2013 edition of the London Art Fair, which is also their 25th anniversary, has announced their final gallery line-up which looks to be exciting in content and substance. London Art Fair is the UK’s premier art fair for Modern British and contemporary art. A total of 100 UK and international galleries have been confirmed for the Main Fair with a further 30 younger galleries exhibiting new work in the acclaimed Art Projects section. Photo50, a themed showcase for contemporary photography presented by a guest curator, will return for the seventh year.
Contemporary galleries include CHARLIE SMITH london, Galerie BRAUBACHfive, UNION Gallery, Danielle Arnaud, Flowers Gallery, SALON VERT, Pertwee, Anderson & Gold, Jack Bell Gallery, Scream and VIGO. Modern British specialists will once again form an important core of the Fair, including Agnew’s Gallery, Osborne Samuel, PIANO NOBILE, The Fine Art Society, Austin/Desmond Fine Art and Robin Katz Fine Art. Major artists represented include Bridget Riley, Barbara Hepworth, Eduardo Paolozzi, Sol LeWitt, L S Lowry, Elisabeth Frink, Helen Chadwick, David Hockney, Edward Burra, Kenneth Armitage, Marcus Harvey and Barry Flanagan.
Now in its eighth year, Art Projects features London’s emerging contemporary artists and galleries presenting solo shows, curated group displays and large-scale installations, this year including Limoncello, COLE, Hannah Barry Gallery, The Sunday Painter, Ceri Hand Gallery and Poppy Sebire. Exhibiting at the Fair for the first time, the Artist-Led Initiatives Support Network (A.L.I.S.N) will present a selection of the most sophisticated of artist-led projects in the UK and also show as part of Art Projects Film and Performance Programme. ArtLyst will be there to answer any questions about their new online curated program for emerging artists. Visitors to the Fair will be greeted by Tread Pad – a monumental sculpture by James Capper, represented by Hannah Barry Gallery.
Photo50 is an exhibition of contemporary photography and features fifty works – many for sale – this year curated by Nick Hackworth, Director of Paradise Row. Hackworth’s exhibition, titled A Cyclical Poem, will ask us to consider the idea of historical change through the work of photojournalists and documentary photographs from the 1970s to the present day.
Those attending London Art Fair can visit The Macallan’s Masterclass lounge for an introduction to The Macallan and to view the third edition of their The Masters of Photography Series, featuring Annie Leibovitz photographs of Kevin McKidd, whilst enjoying a dram of The Macallan Gold, the newest edition to The Macallan’s portfolio.
Alongside Photo50 a number of galleries at London Art Fair will be exhibiting work by contemporary photographers, including Alma Enterprises, BEARSPACE, Beers.Lambert Contemporary Art, Danielle Arnaud, England & Co, Eyestorm, FAS Contemporary, FOLEYgallery, GBS Fine Art Ltd, Hoxton Art Gallery, JECZA Gallery, Opus Art, Osborne Samuel Ltd, Other Criteria, Pertwee Anderson & Gold, Purdy Hicks Gallery, Richard Saltoun, Rise Art, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, Serpentine Gallery, Stephanie Hoppen,
T E N D E R P I X E L . , The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, Troika Editions, UNION Gallery and the Whitechapel Gallery.
A Photography Focus Day on Wednesday 18 January will examine contemporary photographic practice with debates, discussions and tours; all free to attend with a ticket to London Art Fair.
London Art Fair tickets are on sale at £12 (plus £1.50 booking fee) in advance, including a copy of the 2013 Fair Guide (to be collected at the Fair). Tickets on the door are £16.
For a full list of galleries and the latest London Art Fair news visit: www.londonartfair.co.uk