London Art Fair 2020

Opening the international art calendar for 2020, the London Art Fair takes place in Islington between 22nd and 26th January.

The Fair aims to nurture art collectors at all levels while providing expert insight into the changing international market. In addition to the main Fair, curated sections ‘Art Projects’ and ‘Photo50’ feature the next generation of artists, collectives and gallerists; showcasing increasingly innovative and interactive ways to engage with art.

South London galleries taking part this time round include the JGM Gallery, Quantum Contemporary Art and The Art Movement (all from Battersea), Christopher Kingzett Fine Art (exhibiting Woolwich-born artist, Ray Richardson) and Sim Smith (both galleries based in Camberwell. Lambeth/Kennington will be represented by Advanced Graphics London, Art First and the Shtager Gallery.

The event also makes accessible the contemporary art market through its talks, tours,
screening programme and critically-acclaimed curated sections, including Art Projects, Photo50 and Dialogues. London Art Fair continues to champion regional collections through its annual museum partnership, which this year invites Southampton City Art Gallery to showcase their outstanding modern British and contemporary art.

Last year London Art Fair launched Platform, a new section focusing on a single theme or discipline. For 2020 it will capture the breadth of different artists working in textiles and the growing appreciation of the medium as a beautiful and collectible art form.

Threading Forms, curated by Candida Stevens, brings to the fore a selection of galleries and artists who are both embracing the potential, and challenging the limitations, of thread in contemporary art. Candida Stevens said: “Over the last few years textile art has risen from being a largely unknown and neglected arena to a trending art form. This exhibition aims to demonstrate various ways that artists can use textiles – different methodologies, different aesthetics – with thread as the common link.”

Ticket prices are £22 each but with advance booking can be purchased for £17.

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