Announcement // London Art Fair Launching the 2016 Art Year

Article by April Dell in Berlin // Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

London Art Fair ushers in the new art world year, encompassing over 100 selected participating galleries and showcasing leading Modern British and contemporary artists from across the UK and abroad. With five days of exhibitions and events running from January 20 – 24, 2016, the fair attracts seasoned and aspiring collectors, and art lovers alike. The fair is hosted at the Business Design Center, a grand historical hall built in 1862. Alongside the main art fair are a series of much-anticipated special exhibitions and an extensive film programme. Tickets are already on sale, and don’t miss out on the limited 30% discount offer for day-tickets when you book online.

Isabelle Wenzel: ‘Triple 1’ (Series Transformations), 2015, Photo print, 120.9 x 100 cm // Courtesy of GALERIE bart

Art Projects is a curated exhibition of emerging cutting edge contemporary art featuring large-scale installations, solo shows, and group displays. The 2016 Art Projects features 28 UK and international galleries, including NOME from Berlin exhibiting works by Paolo Cirio, James Bridle, Jacob Appelbaum. Dialogues is a guest curated section within Art Projects, curated by Natasha Hoare, that will feature collaborative presentations between invited UK and International galleries. The Art Projects Film Program showcases a selection of experimental film and video work in a purpose-built screening room throughout the fair.

For this year’s museum partnership, London Art Fair teams up with the Jerwood Gallery to show important works from the Jerwood Collection of 20th and 21st century art, as well as artists from their 2016 summer programme. Shown in a special pavilion space at the fair, the exhibition brings together works by artists including Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, John Piper, John Tunnard, and Christopher Wood. The exhibition, titled Coast, takes the unique British coastline as its theme, exploring how the seaside as a physical and spiritual place, and its extraordinary light, has influenced the works of these major British artists. Also on display are works from the 2016 exhibition programme by John Bratby, Prunella Clough and Marcus Harvey.

Photo50 is another guest-curated exhibition running alongside the fair, featuring 50 photographic works from a group of selected artists exhibiting current positions in contemporary photography. Curator Federica Chiocchetti’s exhibition for 2016 is titled Feminine Masculine and presents a range of approaches to the dynamics of this gender binary, mixing satire, sadness, romanticism and exploring emotional clichés.

Subscribe to the newsletter to receive updates on featured galleries and artists, as well as the film programme and information on the talks, tours, performances, and events happening throughout the fair. Take advantage of a fantastic limited offer by booking your day ticket online before December 18th to receive 30% off the advanced ticket sale price by using the promo code: LAF810. Thursday 21st is a special late night at the fair, staying open till 9pm and providing guests with evening performances, talks, film screenings and complimentary drinks served by Peroni Nastro Azzurro. Advanced sales for Preview Evening and five-day tickets also available online now. Check out the website for more details and programme updates.


Additional Information

Art Fair and Exhibitions: Jan. 20 – 24, 2016
Business Design Centre
52 Upper Street, London (click here for map)


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