LONDON ART FAIR RETURNS TO LAUNCH THE INTERNATIONAL ART CALENDAR THIS JANUARY
London Art Fair
Business Design Centre, London, 18 - 23 January 2023
● Over 100 galleries from the UK and around the world return to exhibit at this year’s London Art Fair.
● Presenting exceptional modern and contemporary art from both emerging and internationally renowned names including Osborne Samuel Gallery, Purdy Hicks, CHARLIE SMITH LONDON, Galerie Olivier Waltman the Fair continues to nurture collecting at all levels.
● Alongside an extensive gallery line up, London Art Fair presents an inspiring programme of curated spaces, events, talks, tours and lates.
● Artsy is LAF's 2023 Online Marketplace Partner and will be live on Artsy from January 18, 2023.
● Tickets are now on sale and are available here: https://londonartfair.seetickets.com/
● Images are available here: https://www.dropbox.com/t/OD5RIMxsuoZdxB7A
London Art Fair returns to its traditional January slot, launching the international art collecting calendar once again with an exceptional collection of modern and contemporary art from over 100 emerging and established galleries from the UK and across the globe.
London Art Fair 2023’s curated talks include ‘Revisiting Modern British Art’, ‘The Fine Art of Commissioning’ and ‘Does The Artist’s Muse have a place in the Modern World?’ with contributors including Jo Baring, Director of The Ingram Collection, Adriana Paice Kent, Founder of Woven Spaces, and Ruth Millington of Sotheby’s Institute.
The Fair's extensive gallery line-up will showcase a diverse cross-section of art from emerging talent to established art-world favourites alongside an arresting programme of curated exhibitions, immersive installations, engaging performances and topical talks and tours.
Photography lovers will enjoy the contemporary photography showcase, Photo50, an impressive guest-curated exhibition of current trends; celebrate the breadth of different artists responding to a topical theme or medium, with London Art Fair’s own Platform section and discover the new and unexpected, from the next generation of artists and gallerists in Encounters.
The 2023 Fair welcomes new international exhibitors including Iceland's foremost fine arts dealership Gallery Fold and kick-starting their centenary celebrations at the Fair will be Modern British painting and sculpture specialists, Redfern Gallery. The Fair will feature work by a host of renowned contemporary artists including Purdy Hicks, Rebecca Hossack, Charlie Smith London, and international artists such as Galerie Olivier Waltman from Paris and Miami and Mollbrinks from Sweden.
“London Art Fair will continue to evolve and reflect the art market in all its breadth, from established and more traditional art forms, to mediums of growth such as digital art and textiles; as it returns to its January dates to open the art collecting calendar once more. The Fair will be celebrating its heritage through initiatives such as our annual Museum Partnership, whilst also embracing change and disruption through our curated sections which feed our visitors’ and collectors’ appetite for discovery and to engage with art in new and innovative ways. It’s fantastic to bring the London Art Fair community back together in person and to be connecting great art and people once more.” - Sarah Monk, Director of London Art Fair
Discover expert insight into new innovations in contemporary art through the Fair’s new curated section, Encounters. Encounters is a provoking space in which the two meanings of the word 'encounter' collide. Encounters can both lead to the discovery of something previously unknown or, alternatively, indicate a confrontation between opposing positions that challenge entrenched views and understandings.
London Art Fair 2023’s curated talks programme compliments the work on display, providing expert insight and topical debates including ‘Revisiting Modern British Art’, ‘The Fine Art of Commissioning’ and ‘Does The Artist’s Muse have a place in the Modern World?’.
● Chaired by Jo Baring, Director of The Ingram Collection, ‘Revisiting Modern British Art’ will
draw out what we mean by 'modern British art', why we seek to define what 'British' art is,
and how its future will be shaped by contemporary 'British' artists.
● ‘The Fine Art of Commissioning’ explores how collectors move from building a collection to commissioning an artist to create a unique work for either a private home or public space. This live panel discussion will be recorded and released as part of the BeSpoke podcast, which reveals the stories behind the creation of unique objects, experiences, and places, hosted by Adriana Paice Kent, Founder of Woven Spaces.
● ‘Does The Artist’s Muse have a place in the Modern World?’
Ruth Millington, Sotheby’s Institute, and author of Muse, will chair a panel of leading art historians and lecturers from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, including Programme Director Dr David Bellingham, and contemporary artist Roxanna Halls. The panel will discuss the role, representation and history of the muse, across time and cultures, with a focus on Modern British Art and the Bloomsbury Group, right up to today.
Spokespeople available for comment/ interview around London Art Fair 2023:
● Sarah Monk, London Art Fair Portfolio Director - overarching/ general Fair comment
● Pryle Behrman, Encounters, Curator & Selection Committee – Encounters section - comment/ interview
● Hannah Payne, London Art Fair Programme Curator – Talks & Events programme - comment/ interview
● Katy Barron & Pelumi Odubanjo, Guest Curators of Photo50 – Photo50 curated exhibitions
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Notes to Editors:
London Art Fair 18 – 23 January 2023
The Business Design Centre, 52 Upper St, London N1 0QH
Press Preview Times
Tuesday 17 January: 11am – 2pm
Tuesday 17 January: 2pm – 5pm
Preview Evening: Tuesday 17 January: 5pm-9pm Wednesday 18 January: 11am – 9pm
Private View: Wednesday 18 January: 5pm-9pm Thursday 19 January: 11am – 9pm
Thursday Late 19 January: 5pm – 9pm Friday 20 January: 11am – 7pm Saturday 21 January: 11am – 7pm Sunday 22 January: 11am – 5pm
Advanced tickets range from £13 for a Thursday Late ticket, to £19.50 for a Day Pass for multiple
entrances on a single day, to £34.50 for a Preview Evening ticket.
About London Art Fair
London Art Fair was founded in 1989 by London’s Business Design Centre in Islington – where the Fair still takes place today – with the aim of providing a space to showcase exceptional Modern and Contemporary Art, to discover and to buy. Launching with just 36 UK galleries, the Fair has grown steadily over the years with well over 100 galleries now regularly exhibiting.
The Fair provides a home for Modern British Art, as well as, embracing an increasingly international and contemporary outlook, with new galleries from around the world expanding our offer and reach – these now make up 25% of our exhibitors, and continue to grow.
The London Art Fair nurtures collecting at all levels, from prints and editions starting in the hundreds, to major works by internationally renowned artists including works by Grayson Perry, Bridget Riley, Henry Moore, and David Bomberg.
Providing a platform for nurturing talent the London Art Fair has played host to acclaimed artists early in their career as well as established names, with Chris Ofili and Jenny Saville awarded ‘rising star’ awards at the 1996 edition.
The Fair’s extensive gallery line up showcases a diverse cross-section of art from emerging talent to established art world favourites; alongside an inspiring programme of curated talks, panel discussions and artists insights.
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