London Art Fair 2019
Business Design Centre, London, United Kingdom16 Jan 2019 - 20 Jan 2019
London Art Fair , in association with IG, will return to the UK capital from 16 – 20 January to open the 2019 international art calendar. Connecting the best galleries from around the world with both seasoned and aspiring collectors, London Art Fair provides a unique opportunity to discover and champion exceptional modern and contemporary art from the 20th century to the present day.
Sitting alongside the main fair, London Art Fair provides expert insights into innovative curatorial concepts in contemporary art through its critically-acclaimed curated sections: Art Projects , offering a platform for the next generation of artists and gallerists, and Photo50 , showcasing current trends in contemporary photographic practice.
In addition, London Art Fair continues to champion and support regional museums through its annual Museum Partnership, which this year invites Eastbourne’s Towner Art Gallery to showcase its extraordinary evolving collection at the Fair.
This year will see the participation of over 100 galleries from around the world, with new international exhibitors AN INC. (South Korea), Galerie BAYART (France), Gallery G-77 (Japan), Gallery Tableau (South Korea), Hazelton Fine Art Galleries (Canada), REM Project (Puerto Rico) and Víctor Lope Arte Contemporáneo (Spain) joining new UK-based exhibitors ARTHILL GALLERY , Emanuel von Baeyer , Encounter Contemporary , Messum’s , Patrick Heide Contemporary Art , RAW Editions , Vigo Gallery and Zuleika Gallery .
Established in 2005 to support emerging galleries, Art Projects returns for its 15th edition at the Fair to showcase the freshest contemporary art from across the globe, with over half of exhibitors coming from outside of the UK. Highlights will include a new body of work by London and Beijing-based painter Xiao-yang Li at narrative projects ahead of her first solo museum exhibition at Mexico’s Museo Leonora Carrington in January 2019 and an investigation into contemporary painting being made in the UK today by four women artists at New Art Projects.
Photo50 is the Fair’s annual guest-curated exhibition, providing a critical forum for examining some of the most distinctive elements of current photographic practice. Now in its 13th year, Photo50 will be curated by British curator, writer and editor, Tim Clark . Who’s looking at the family, now? will engage with fundamental questions about family life, its changing dynamics and complexity, as represented through contemporary photographers from around the world. The exhibition will feature the work of fourteen artists such as the acclaimed British and Irish artists David Moore, Trish Morrissey and Léonie Hampton alongside artists on display for the first time in London, including Mexico City-based Mariela Sancari, Thai-born artist Alba Zari, Iranian artist Amak Mahmoodian and Lebohang Kganye from South Africa.
For more information about programme, galleries and artists please visit: londonartfair.co.uk