London Art Fair with over 100 galleries featuring the great names of 20th Century British art and exceptional contemporary work from leading figures and emerging talent has finished for 2011 The next fair is January 2012 dates to be announced.
This years fair saw over 100 leading Modern British and contemporary art galleries brought together for the 23rd edition of the London Art Fair – the UK’s largest Modern British and
Contemporary art fair – at the Business Design Centre, Islington.
Every year, 23,000 visitors enjoy the work of over 1,000 leading artists ranging from Modern British masters to the most recent contemporary talent. Galleries are chosen by a selection
committee and include major UK art dealers such as Richard Green, FAS and Jonathan Clark Fine Art, as well as younger contemporary spaces. Established returning galleries will be
joined by newcomers to the fair; Poussin Gallery, Pratt Contemporary, Golden Thread Gallery (Belfast) and CHARLIE SMITH london.
The fair includes the highest-quality paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, videos and editioned prints and multiples. Situated alongside the galleries in the main fair are two curated sections focusing on younger galleries, new work and contemporary photography: Art Projects and Photo50. Art Projects has now been a major part of London Art Fair for six years. Established as one of the most exciting sections of the Fair, it features solo shows, curated group displays and large-scale installations with galleries from across the world. At London Art Fair 2011 these will include Bearspace, Ordinary–Light Photography, Chisenhale/Studio Voltaire and Platform A. In its 5th year, Photo50 is a showcase for contemporary photography featuring established artists and less well known figures selected by a distinguished panel. This year’s panel includes Sebastien Montabonel, European Senior Specialist in Photographs at Phillips de Pury, and Zelda Cheatle, Curator and Director of the Tosca Fund Photography Collection. All the works shown are for sale and members of the panel will champion the artists they have nominated. A Photography Focus Day on Wednesday 18th January will feature a series of discussions and tours dedicated to contemporary photography.
You’ll also find solo shows and curated group displays in our Art Projects section, with galleries drawn from across the world, while Photo50 is a showcase for contemporary photography with 50 works selected by a distinguished panel.
Art Projects has now been a major part of London Art Fair for six years. In 2010 it expanded into a new space with 25 projects featuring emerging artists and new work. Established as one of the most exciting sections of the Fair, it features solo shows, curated group displays and large-scale installations with galleries from across the world.
Pryle Behrman has worked on Art Projects as curator since its inauguration in 2005. Behrman is an art journalist and curator who writes for several major art magazines, including Art Monthly. He is soon to be the reviews editor of Moving Image Review and Art Journal (MIRAJ), a new international journal of artists’ moving image work launching in late 2011. Behrman is also editor of Kent Arts Listings Email (KALE).
See ArtProjects Video 2010
List Of Galleries for Art Projects 2011
|Duration||19 January 2011 - 23 January 2011|
|Times||Tuesday 18 January - Preview Evening 6pm - 9pm Wednesday 19 January 11am - 9pm Thursday 20 January 11am - 9pm Friday 21 January 11am - 7pm|
|Cost||£11 day pass, in advance o £15 (£10 concessions) day pass, on the door o £25 for the preview even|
|Venue||Business Design Centre|
|Address||52 Upper Street London N1 0QH, ,|
|Contact||020 7288 6736 / / www.londonartfair.co.uk|