LONDON ART FAIR RETURNS TO THE CAPITAL FOR 28TH SHOW

london_art_fair_homeThe London Air Fair has returned to the capital for the 28th time, this year held at the Business Design Centre in Islington.

The fair, which is dedicated to modern British and contemporary art, comprises of talks, tours, performances, paintings and sculptures.

Among the displays are Colin Davidson’s portrait of Angela Merkel, a subversive sculpture of Baroness Thatcher by Marcus Harvey and a portrait of Amy Winehouse made of corks, shot gun cartridges and mouse traps.

The Jerwood Gallery in Hastings is this year’s official partner gallery. They have provided some of their most important works for the four day fair, including pieces from the likes of Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, John Piper, John Tunnard and Christopher Wood.

One of the larger exhibits is Photo50, which this year features 50 images exploring the relationship between men and women, titled ‘Feminine Masculine: On the Struggle and Fascination of Dealing with the Other Sex’. Its subject is presented with a female narrative voice and largely features work from contemporary female artists. It is loosely inspired byJean-Luc Godard’s 1966 film Masculin Féminin.

Another highlight is ‘Dialogues’, which sees guest curator Natasha Hoare present work from around the globe, including pieces from galleries in Berlin, Antwerp and Rotterdam.

The fair, which began Jan 20 and will run until Sunday Jan 24, is being held at the Business Design Centre in Islington. For more information visit londonartfair.co.uk

For the full article: Evening Standard

 

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