Announcement // Contemporary Art in Historical Context at the London Art Fair

Making its 27th return to the art world, the London Art Fair will be taking place from 21-25 January 2015. Showing significant artworks from 20th century museum collections alongside leading artists from the contemporary art scene, the fair creates a comprehensive, historical survey of modern art.

In addition to the main art fair, a few special sections have been arranged. Art Projects is a curated exhibition of recent talent from around the world, with bold installations, group shows, and solo projects. With much critical acclaim, Art Projects is a space of experimentation, challenging conventional presentation formats and allowing artists to play with various mediums.

London Art Fair, installation view 2014, photo copyright of James ChampionLondon Art Fair, installation view 2014, photo copyright of James Champion

Photo50 is a section of the London Art Fair that is exactly what it sounds like: an exhibition of 50 conscientiously selected photographic works. This year, the photographic exhibition titled Against Nature has been curated by Sheyi Bankale, with a provocative aim: questioning the status of the photograph as an object, an act, or an intervention. The works further reflect on the substance of the image and its dimensions as a narrative, physical, and aesthetic construction.

London Art Fair’s museum partner Pallant House Gallery will offer key works from its permanent collection, which can be viewed in a pavilion constructed at the front of the fair. In addition, the artistic director of the gallery, Simon Martin, will curate a special exhibition, The Figure in Modern British Art.

Douglas Swan "Red Net" (1959), photo courtesy of Whitford Fine ArtDouglas Swan “Red Net” (1959), photo courtesy of Whitford Fine Art


Additional Information

VIP Preview: Jan. 20; 3-6pm
Preview Evening: Jan. 20, 6-9pm
Exhibition: Jan. 21 – Jan. 25, 2015
Business Design Centre (click here for map)

More information about the London Art Fair:

Blog entry by Alena Sokhan in Berlin; Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.

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