This October, The Other Art Fair is returning to London’s Old Truman Brewery hub for the 10th time. Established in 2011, The Other Art Fair became one of the best platforms for the emerging talents and independent artists. Specific for its casual atmosphere and direct contact between the artists and the visitors, this art fair provides an interesting alternative to the coinciding, gallery-run Frieze. With artworks starting at £50, The Other Art Fair will be a great opportunity for the young collectors and first-time buyers to obtain their first pieces and for the seasoned collectors to expand their collections with some fresh and original works. Just like last year, The Other Art Fair will share the exhibiting space with the Moniker Art Fair, giving an amazing insight into the works of established artists and those still undiscovered talents, all under one roof.
The Other Art Fair is celebrating its 10th anniversary and Tracey Emin will be back to support the event as this year’s guest artist. For the occasion, Emin International will launch two new limited edition prints available only to the visitors of the fair along with the exclusive poster hand signed by Emin herself during the fair. Prints Right Here and In My Head are taken from two of Emin’s recent works and come in the editions of 50, while the poster But Yea has been created from her neon artwork of the same name made in 2005 and it will available for £50. There are also some interesting supporting events to be visited during The Other Art Fair. One of the highlights will definitely be The Green Room secret installation, interactive and participatory feature installed by the artist Rebeca Mason bringing her Neon Health Service Department of Light Therapy. The charity program will also be included in the form of a creative Matchbox project. Initiated by The House of Fairy Tales, Deborah Curtis and Gavin Turk’s children’s art charity, the project will gather numerous artists to create matchbox-inspired artworks featured in a special exhibition and offered to collectors through a silent auction.
Just like in 2014, The Other Art Fair will welcome 130 young and emerging artists from all corners of the world chosen by the expert selection committee. The honor and responsibility of the selection fell into the hands of the art collector Sven Hansen and dealer and curator James Birch. The versatile selection of artists spanning all media is bound to give a spectacular range of quality works which will be available for purchase directly from their creators at the fair and via online shop. This year will also see a new section entitled London First which will showcase the work of 20 artists who have never exhibited in London before. Numerous supporting events will also be launched from Encounters Film Festival and interactive theater event to pop-up restaurants and live music performances. Some interesting programs to be on the lookout for are Photo 21, exhibition dedicated to the emerging photographers showing the work of Gina Soden, Polly Tootal and Roy's People and Protein Forum which will host conversations on the future of the museum institutions. UK urban artist Sickboy is another guest artist whose screenprint will also be available at the fair.
The tenth edition of The Other Art Fair in London will be hosted at Old Truman Brewery, under the same roof as the Moniker Art Fair. One ticket will enable access to both fairs and their price will range from £8, £6 concessions for the advanced tickets and £10, £8 concessions for tickets on the door. Note that the tickets for The Green Room will be sold separately and the organizers strongly recommend online advance booking. The Other Art Fair will run from 15th October through 18th October, 2015. The private view is scheduled for October 15th from 5 pm to 9.30 pm. For additional information and opening hours, visit The Other Art Fair website.
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First three images: Previous editions of The Other Art Fair
The House of Fairy Tales at The Other Art Fair. Copyright The House of Fairy Tales
Roy's People, Celebrate, 2015. Copyright Roy's People
All images courtesy of The Other Art Fair