Zoo 2009




Zoo 2009

 

The fifth Zoo Art Fair will be held in London in October 2009. One of the foremost international platforms for emerging contemporary art talent, the Fair showcased under six year-old commercial and non-commercial arts organisations.

Within a new multi-site location situated in the East End, the producers of Zoo Art Fair present Zoo 2009. An event that takes on an adapted structure, bringing together up to
45 contemporary arts organisations and practitioners, through a series of exhibitions and stand presentations. For collectors, curators, critics, dealers, artists and art enthusiasts,
Zoo 2009 remains a considered introduction to the next generation of art professionals.

Located on Shoreditch High Street near to many of the best contemporary art spaces in Europe’s largest cultural quarter, Zoo 2009’s venue consists of three buildings that date from 1875 to 2003. Zoo 2009 will present four significant exhibitions, curated by invited organisations and curators – FormContent, LUX, Studio Voltaire and Rob Tufnell – which will be displayed in unused Victorian industrial warehouses set in cobbled streets. (For more information see Appendix below.)

Alongside these, up to 25 commercial and non-commercial organisations will present projects and artists in stands within adjacent showrooms dating from the 1960s. Exhibitors are primarily under 6 year old organisations that include international galleries, project spaces, artist collectives, curatorial groups and publishers. (The exhibitor list will be announced shortly.)

Once again, Zoo 2009 will present exhibitions of last year’s winners of the
Champagne Perrier-Jouët Prize – Scoli Acosta and John Jones Art on Paper Award –
Clunie Reid. (Further information will follow shortly.)

In addition there will be a section of booths dedicated to limited editions and multiples, presented by public and private institutions and organisations such as Whitechapel Gallery, ICA, Chisenhale Gallery and 176 / Zabludowicz Collection.

Zoo 2009 is pleased to announce a new section for October’s event dedicated to artists’ limited editions and multiples presented by public and private institutions and organisations. With prices ranging from £10 to £4,000, at an average of £200, the Editions section offers an unparalleled opportunity for all who possess an interest in contemporary art to collect works at an accessible level from some of today’s most exciting artists. Often produced to accompany major exhibitions at highly respected institutions, many of these limited edition works have been purchased for major collections, as well as by key collectors. Whether looking to begin or add to a collection, the Zoo 2009 Editions section will offer a broad audience the confidence to purchase art from an expertly considered selection of works.

Within a new multi-site location situated in London’s East End, Europe’s largest cultural quarter, the producers of Zoo Art Fair present Zoo 2009. Taking on an adapted structure, the event brings together over fifty contemporary arts organisations and practitioners, through a series of curated exhibitions and stand presentations.

In addition to the Editions section, Zoo 2009 showcases 21 emerging galleries, project spaces, artist collectives, curatorial groups and publishers in a series of stand presentations. Alongside these, individual works by 14 artists will be showcased in a specially dedicated Solo Works section. Within Zoo 2009’s hybrid format, stand and booth exhibitors will bring the dynamic of an art fair to exist alongside the more contemplative exhibition zones. These include four specially curated exhibitions by FormContent, LUX, Rob Tufnell and Studio Voltaire as well as solo shows of last year’s winners of the Champagne Perrier-Joüet Prize – Scoli Acosta and the John Jones Art on Paper Award – Clunie Reid. Bringing together all elements of the event, a special full-page colour publication – Zoo Catalogue – will be kindly sponsored by Hallett Independent.

For collectors, curators, critics, dealers, artists and art enthusiasts, Zoo 2009 remains a considered introduction to the next generation of art professionals.

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Editions Exhibitors

176 / Zabludowicz Collection
Camden Arts Centre
Chisenhale Gallery
Dundee Contemporary Arts
ICA
Other Criteria
PAUL STOLPER
PEER
Serpentine Gallery
Studio Voltaire
The Multiple Store
White Cube
Whitechapel Gallery

—About Zoo 2009

Within a new multi-site location situated in the East End, the producers of Zoo Art Fair present Zoo 2009. An event that takes on an adapted structure, bringing together over 50 contemporary arts organisations and practitioners, through a series of exhibitions, solo shows and stand presentations. These include specially curated exhibitions by Rob Tufnell, Studio Voltaire, FormContent and LUX; solo shows by winner of the 2008 Champagne Perrier-Jouët Prize – Scoli Acosta and winner of the 2008 John Jones Art on Paper Award – Clunie Reid; as well as 25 stand presentations by young international arts galleries and project spaces. In addition the event presents a new section selling artists’ editions and multiples from major private and public institutions. Bringing together all elements of the event, a special full-page colour publication will be kindly sponsored by Hallett Independent.

This year, Zoo 2009 will produce an East End Map, highlighting over 60 contemporary art organisations within a 2 mile distance of Zoo 2009. Representing all types, from emerging to established, public to private, commercial to non-commercial spaces, it will offer visitors a unique insight into the richness of what is known to be Europe’s largest cultural quarter.

Zoo 2009 is produced by Zoo Art Enterprises – a non-profit organisation that specialises in emerging contemporary art. Zoo 2009 is sponsored by established galleries, collectors, commercial brands and arts businesses as well as public funding. Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

For collectors, curators, critics, dealers, artists and art enthusiasts, Zoo 2009 remains a considered introduction to the next generation of art professionals.

29 September 2009

Zoo Art Enterprises is delighted to announce Sponsors for Zoo 2009, including many who have supported since the beginning.

Zoo 2009’s sponsorship structure is distinctive for an international contemporary art event, bringing together many aspects of cultural giving – including private patronage and public grants, brand sponsorship and in-kind support. Zoo 2009 provides a singular occasion for interested parties to express their commitment to emerging art and arts professionals. Donations have taken many and various forms – some directed to the event as a whole, others more focused on particular aspects. Sponsors have also contributed through in-kind support and the special attention they give to the event and its exhibitors.

This ongoing and new support continues to be invaluable, ensuring that
Zoo Art Enterprises delivers an event of international significance, representative and reflective of London and the UK’s status as one of the best locations globally for cultural activity.

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Zoo 2009 Sponsors

Main Sponsors

Champagne Perrier-Jouët
Hallett Independent Ltd
John Jones
176 / Zabludowicz Collection

Public Funding

Swiss Cultural Fund in Britain
Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

Honorary Zoo Keepers

Anita and Poju Zabludowicz
Brian Balfour-Oatts / Archeus
David Roberts Foundation
Gimpel Fils
Glen Davis and Mary-Jane Aladren
Haunch of Venison
Hauser & Wirth Zürich London
Jay Jopling/White Cube
John A. Smith and Vicky Hughes
Kay Hartenstein Saatchi Lodeveans Collection
Marion and Guy Naggar
Maureen Paley
Nicola Togneri
Other Criteria
Paul Hedge, Hales Gallery
The Mayor Gallery
The Saatchi Gallery
Victoria Miro Gallery

Sponsors in Kind

ADi Audiovisual/ADi Solutions
Cawdell Douglas
Hilton Consulting
OmniColour
Polimekanos

Intern Scheme Partner

Outset Contemporary Art Fund

Partner Bookshop

Artwords Bookshop

Partner Hotel

Days Hotel London Shoreditch

Partner Restaurant

Bistrotheque

Duration 16 October 2009 - 19 October 2009
Times 12-8 pm Friday 16 October-Sunday 18 October 12-5 pm Monday 19 October
Cost see website
Venue NULL
Address 3-10 Shoreditch High Street (near Norton Folgate) London E1 6PG, ,
Contact +44 (0)207 247 8597 / info@zooartenterprises.com / www.zooartenterprises.com

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