The Art15 art fair London is about to start soon! One of the fastest-growing fairs in the world will be held in a city that is one of the major contemporary art hubs in the world (take a look at our article about 10 galleries in London you have to visit). Logically, Art15 art fair London 2015 will feature a large number of renowned modern and contemporary galleries presenting quite extraordinary artists. This year is the third edition of the Art London, and there is an increased emphasis on curatorial rigor, with a reduced number of participants presenting more focused installations. The Art15 art fair London 2015 sees the highest number of solo artist presentations to date with new exhibitors. Over one half of the galleries attending Art15 have spaces outside of Europe, with several spanning multiple cities. There is a greater presence of Modern art, particularly Italian Modernism as seen in a presentation from new exhibitor, Switzerland's Cortesi Gallery. Contemporary photography remains a core component for Art15 art fair London.
Art15 art fair London is sponsored by Citi Private Bank. This year, 134 international galleries from 41 countries will present their artists and artworks. It is interesting that over one third of the participating galleries come from Asia. The Fair continues to explore new scenes within the ever-burgeoning Asian market. In response to an increased presence from Taiwanese collectors, this year nine galleries from Taiwan are participating including Lin & Lin Gallery, AKI Gallery and Yiri Arts. The main program is divided into: London First (that provides unprecedented access to galleries making their debut in London); Galleries (the main section); Emerge (which encompasses the curatorial notion of emerging – from markets to galleries to artists); and Non-for-Profit (offers alternative approaches from the perspective of internationally renowned public art spaces based in London, Birmingham, Oxford and Dundee, as well as Romania, Kazakhstan, Nigeria and the UAE). Apart from the main program, Art15 art fair London has a quite rich supporting program as well.
One of the highlights of the Art15 Art Fair London will be the booth of Coates and Scarry Gallery. They will present the works by amazing Kate MccGwire (whose work SIREN attracts a lot of attraction at Venice Biennale), Dean Melbourne, Lisa Wright and Henry Hussey. Henry Hussey is a young British artist whose work brings together vintage, hand-dyed and printed fabrics, embroidery and bead-work in the production of rich and emotive textile pieces. Whitechapel will present the works by Angela De La Cruz, Armando Andrade Tudela, Nazgol Ansarinia, David Batchelor, Peter Liversidge and Zhao Yao. new exhibitors ARNDT (Berlin/Singapore) showcasing the Filipino painter Rodel Tapaya; 10 Chancery Lane (Hong Kong), who are dedicating their space to Huang Rui, a Chinese artist known for his social and cultural criticism; Australian artist Kate Shaw will be creating work on site at Fehily Contemporary’s stand (Melbourne); Zipper Galleria (São Paolo) present one of Brazil’s rising stars James Kudo; Sulger-Buel Lovell (Cape Town/London) showcase the work of emerging sculptor Isabelle Grobler; and the prominent British painter Stella Vine presents new work at COB (London).
Art 15 Art Fair London 2015 has a truly impressive, global and rich supporting program. Special tours will be organized by one of the London’s most revered art education institutions, Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Freedom Audit is another supporting program, curated by Kathleen Soriano, who will conduct a curatorial enquiry into the ways in which artists, from across the globe and from a wide-range of cultures, are negotiating a path through the politics surrounding them. #IRL is another interesting supporting program of Art15 art fair London, and it will feature a significant new digital project curated by Valentina Fois, founder of La Scatola Gallery, London. Special projects program will also be organized with galleries presenting some amazing artist, while a series of interesting talks, sessions and discussions about global modern and contemporary art will accompany the main fair’s program all the days.
Art15 art fair London will take place at Olympia in Kensington, London. It is ideally located for international visitors, with easy access to Heathrow airport, as well as luxury hotels, shopping districts and the city’s finest restaurants. First nights standard ticket costs £30, while for the other days tickets can be bought for £15. VIP guest should register online. The Art15 art fair London is opening on May 20th, and it will be open from May 21st until May 23rd. For all additional information, visit the official fair’s website.
More than 130 galleries are participating at Art15 art fair London. Scroll down, and take a look at the list of exhibitors.
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Chun Kwang Young (Skipwiths)
All images courtesy of Art15 London.