LONDON ART FAIR ANNOUNCES LONDON ART FAIR: EDIT PRESENTING LEADING MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY GALLERIES IN A REFINED PROGRAMME OF DIGITAL INITIATIVES. Whilst we are unable to present London
LONDON ART FAIR ANNOUNCES LONDON ART FAIR: EDIT PRESENTING LEADING MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY GALLERIES IN A REFINED PROGRAMME OF DIGITAL INITIATIVES.
Whilst we are unable to present London Art Fair in its usual physical format at the Business Design Centre, Islington, we remain focused on delivering a safe and compelling alternative for us to bring our Fair community together.
Returning for its 33rd edition 20 – 31 January 2021 (VIP Preview 18 – 19 January), London Art Fair: Edit will present over 50 leading modern and contemporary galleries in an alternative digital format.
Providing an unmissable opening to the art calendar, London Art Fair: Edit invites collectors and enthusiasts to discover works by renowned artists from the 20th century to today.
The digital Fair will host online Viewing Rooms allowing visitors to discover, browse and enquire upon selected works from the galleries, featuring audio and written commentaries narrated by the galleries themselves; allowing for a more personal interaction and viewing experience.
An inspiring programme of Talks and interactive Workshops will include panel discussions and conversations with artists, curators and leading experts, providing further insight to the work on show and taking an in-depth look at emerging trends and art world topics.
New additions to 2021 include LAF Selects with invited experts, collectors and prominent friends of the Fair presenting their own personal highlights from the Viewing Rooms.
Alongside the galleries curated Viewing Room presentations and continuing the Fair’s role in nurturing collecting at all levels, LAF Editions provides our audience with a unique opportunity to purchase limited edition prints exclusively through London Art Fair website.
Over 50 galleries from around the world are participating in London Art Fair: Edit. With regular London Art Fair exhibitors Advanced Graphics London, Jealous (London), Jill George Gallery (London), Rabley Gallery (Wiltshire), Beaux Art London, Oxford Ceramics (Oxford) and England & Co.; alongside first-time exhibitors EVE LEIBE GALLERY (London), Bavan Gallery (Iran) and African Arty (Morocco).
London Art Fair’s specialism in Modern British art continues to be strongly represented and received through the participation of some of the UK’s leading galleries in the field including Osborne Samuel (London), The Nine British Art (London), Browse & Darby (London), Castlegate House Gallery (Cumbria), Crane Kalman Gallery (London) and Jenna Burlingham (Hampshire).
Also making a welcome to return to the Fair, Richard Green (London) presents No Man is an Island, a selection themed on British artists’ response to the twentieth century: currents of European Modernism entwined with British Romanticism and a strong association with Nature. Highlights include John Piper’s pulsating Abstract Forms on white ground, 1935, informed by his experience of the art of Picasso and Braque and William Scott’s Poem for a jug, no.19, 1980, muses on the purity and timeless beauty of everyday objects.
Contemporary galleries include; CHARLIE SMITH LONDON with Project Papyrophilia, Purdy Hicks (London) presenting new photographic work by Céline Bodin, Sandra Kantanen and Susan Derges, new works by two British painters Gill Button and William Brickel and sought-after works by artist Sikelela Owen. African Arty will be presenting a focus selection of contemporary African art artists including; Cedrick Sungo, Franck Kemkeng Noah, Dagmar van Weeghel and Cinthia Sifa Mulanga.
Platform: Folk Art
Launched in 2019, the Fair’s curated section, Platform focuses on a single distinct theme, with galleries presenting well-known, overlooked and emerging artists that align to the focus. For 2021, the theme is Folk Art and at a time when the world is ever changing, curator Candida Stevens, looks at our cultural heritage, our communities and our identity, and how artists working in the Folk tradition have chosen to pass on this knowledge and inspiration.
Platform galleries at LAF EDIT are Candida Stevens Gallery, Cavaliero Finn, Ed Cross Fine Art, Gibbons & Nicholas, Jaggedart, MADEINBRITALY, Outside In, Robert Young Antiques, Ruup & Form, Ting – Ying and Vessel Gallery.
As London Art Fair: Edit’s Marketplace Partner, Artsy will provide a unique opportunity for exhibiting galleries to promote their virtual booths to Artsy’s global audience. Collectors can experience London Art Fair on Artsy to discover artists, save favourite works, view works on their home walls through Artsy’s AR mobile tool and directly purchase work from galleries.
january 20 (Wednesday) - 31 (Sunday)