This January sees the 27th annual London Art Fair. At the forefront of the modern art world, the fair has become the premier location to see the most talented artistic prospects of the British contemporary art scene, alongside museum quality pieces from the early 20th century onwards.
This five day event features exhibits from 128 UK and international art galleries to create a spectacular selection of art to entice collectors at every level and wow all art-lovers. Additionally Art Projects, the Fair’s annual showcase, brings together the most exciting and up and coming artists from drastically different backgrounds in art and experimental filmmaking. There are also two main projects. Photo50’s: Against Nature and a collaboration between UK and internationally based artists entitled: Dialogues.
Photo50 is a guest-curated photography collection; featuring 50 photographs from 9 hand-picked photographers all working under the same central thesis – Against Nature. The premise is for their work to pose questions rather than suggest answers as to how we relate to and view photographs and if that relationship can be elevated further.
Dialogues has returned for its second year, its goal is to connect five UK-based artists and galleries with similar international groups who have shared interests and similar styles in the name of collaboration. The project’s curator Anna Colin hopes it can “trigger new possible forms of exchange and cooperation between galleries which have not worked together in the past”
On top of all of that there is also Amsterdam-based LIMA’S collection of films which revolve around cinemas’ relationship with media art. And if you’re still looking for more there are a plethora of talks and tours which will guide you through each of the art projects and galleries, giving you some insight into what it takes to create some of the art on display.
Also don’t forget to see the two breath-taking sculptures by the legendary Eduardo Paolozzi that are situated in the grounds outside the main building.
Located at the Business Design Centre in Islington in North London and running over five days from Wednesday the 21st to Sunday the 25th of January. Visitors are strongly advised to leave their car at home but if you have no option but to bring your own transportation, you can pre-book your parking space here.
If you’re looking to travel on public transport, the venue is a five minute walk from Angel Station on the northern underground line and if you’re taking the over-ground train, it’s a brisk quarter of an hour distance from the Highbury & Islington Station. Lastly the 19, 30, 73, 43, 38, 56, 341 and 476 buses will all drop you off close to the fair. Opening times do vary so don’t forgot to consult the website before you make any traveling arrangements.
Tickets can be ordered online until the 19th of January and reduce the price of a day ticket from £20 to £14 however if you are a senior citizen, there are day tickets available for £13 but they must be purchased on the day of arrival.
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