The 26th edition of London Art Fair takes place this upcoming weekend at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London. From the 15th to the 19th of January this art fair will be open to public as the main event for Modern British and Contemporary art. On this edition the art fair hosts 93 galleries in the main area, which are mainly focused on Modern and Contemporary British art, together with 35 Art Proijects’ galleries, which essentially centralize international Contemporary art and features large-scale installations, solo shows, and group exhibitions.
Art installation from the Art Projects at London Art Fair. Source: Art Projects
This secondary art event has become an important venue for local art. However in the last years London Art Fair has incorporated different projects and programmes in order to attract more international galleries and collectors to the fair. Such programmes have shifted the fair towards a more dynamic and interesting attraction for international art professionals in London.
In partnership with The Hepworth Wakefield Museum, this year the fair has a new special and unique exhibition, Barbara Hepworth and the Development of British Modernism, which brings together exceptional works by Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore and their contemporaries. Such exhibition has been curated by Drances Buy, Head of The Hepworth Wakefield, and features the highlights of the museum’s collection.
On the other hand, Photo50 is a special programme of the London Art Fair, which has been curated by Charlie Fellowes and Jeremy Epstein, and shows 50 digital works of art at the named Immaterial Matter.
Kate Steciw ‘Background, Basic, Bright, Burlap…’ at London Art Fair. Source: Photo50
Therefore if you are around London this weekend do not miss this fantastic art fair.
Have a lovely weekend!