Modern British & Contemporary Art
Business Design Centre, Islington, London
19-23 January 2011
The LONDON ART FAIR celebrates its 23rd year in 2011, bringing together over one hundred leading British galleries, unique curated art projects and a contemporary photography showcase selected by a specialist panel.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2011 LONDON ART FAIR
o The main section of the Fair includes over 100 Modern British and Contemporary galleries. The Fine Art Society will be bringing a lost original illustration by Christopher Wynne Nevinson for the War edition of Blast, a key Vorticist image that was found last year in a US thrift store. Contemporary galleries this year include Vegas Gallery, Bartha Contemporary, Foley Gallery, Charlie Smith London and Danielle Arnaud.
o ART PROJECTS returns for its seventh edition with 31 UK, European and American galleries presenting curated displays. Engaging with contemporary economic themes, Guillochon Gallery (London) present a group show responding to the monetary crisis, including Alexis Milne’s video piece featuring footage of civil unrest, “Riot part one and two”. Meanwhile WW Gallery (London) present a range of art ‘products’ in a stand modelled on a superstore aisle complete with a checkout and roving promotions girl. International work includes emerging Korean artists including San Keum Koh exhibited by the Hanmi Gallery (London), and younger Latin American artists presented by Lodeveans Collection (London). Meanwhile there are several art projects from galleries in the East End of London: Monika Bobinska, Nettie Horn and the youngest gallery in the Fair, PayneShurvell.
o Maurice Einhardt Neu Gallery present FADMEN, in collaboration with FAD website. In ‘DO NOT OPEN’ 15 artists are invited to deposit a piece of work in a safety deposit box which is then padlocked and closed with a wax seal. Each artist must add their signature to a document confirming that they have submitted a work. Purchasers receive a box and do not know which artist's work they have, nor the nature of the work. Each box costs £2000.
o Installations feature prominently, with provocative work by Glaswegian art collective littlewhitehead presented by SUMARRIA LUNN (London) at various points around the Fair – outside of the traditional Fair stand - including a series of darkly humorous, lifesize, hyper-real sculptures drawn from news imagery.
o PHOTO50 will present a fifth year of the contemporary photography showcase, featuring 50 works, all for sale, selected by a distinguished panel: Zelda Cheatle (Curator and Director of the Tosca Photography Fund Collection), Celia Davies (Head of Projects, Photoworks), Sebastien Montabonel (European Senior Specialist, Photographs, Phillips de Pury) and Joanna Pitman (The Times). The work includes a broad range of approaches to contemporary photography with established artists such as Helen Chadwick showing alongside emerging practitioners.
o Showing as part of Photo50 is Maggie, a remarkable sequence of pictures of Margaret Thatcher taken from photographer Lisa Barnard’s series 32 Smiths Square.
o London Art Fair have Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres as the official charity beneficiary for 2011 and in partnership with the Fair will hold an auction of 20 artworks by leading contemporary artists including Maggi Hambling and Yoko Ono at the Preview Evening on Tuesday 18 January.
o Tours, Talks and Discussions: This year’s talks programme brings together professionals from the visual arts sector to give advice to collectors, debate key topics and consider broader themes illustrated by works exhibited in the Fair. Speakers are drawn from The Art Fund, Contemporary Art Society, National Media Museum and The Fleming Collection alongside well-known and respected curators, photographers, collectors and academics, including Iwona Blazwick. Also, responding to demand at last year’s Fair, there will be a greater number of guided tours.
o Cass Art Trail: Cass Art is hosting a special family art trail around the 2011 Fair. Children accompanied by an adult, will be able to pick up a copy of the trail and complimentary Cass Art bag from the Information point at the entrance to the Fair.
LONDON ART FAIR 2011: PHOTO50
London Art Fair will present a fifth year of the contemporary photography showcase, Photo50, featuring the work of 9 artists selected by a distinguished panel: Zelda Cheatle (Curator and Director of the Tosca Photography Fund Collection), Celia Davies (Head of Projects, Photoworks), Sebastien Montabonel (European Senior Specialist, Photographs, Phillips de Pury) and Joanna Pitman (The Times).
The selection of 50 works, all for sale, includes a broad range of approaches to contemporary photography with established artists such as Helen Chadwick showing alongside emerging practitioners.
Nominated and introduced by Zelda Cheatle:
HELEN CHADWICK (1953 - 1996)
Wreaths to Pleasure, 1992-93
110 cm (circumference)
Courtesy of Tosca Photography Fund
Leeds Museums & Galleries (Henry Moore Institute Archive)
photographed by Edward Woodman
Wreaths to Pleasure: “These 13 photographs present glowing clusters of flowers resting on a variety of domestic fluids - whether black red roses on household paint or an exotic orchid lying on a pool of window cleaner. Both toxic and organic, they show Chadwick as seducing the viewer, dazzling and beguiling with the sumptuousness of her images, whilst hijacking the instincts.”
Nominated and introduced by Celia Davies:
Lisa Barnard and David Spero
40 inches x 30 inches
Image courtesy of the artist
“Maggie is taken from LISA BARNARD’s current series 32 Smiths Square, which examines the architecture and ephemera of the former Conservative Party Headquarters in London. Found within the building during the ‘clear out’, the photographs had become stuck together and the photographic chemicals had started to ‘eat away’ at her image.”
Nominated and introduced by Sebastien Montabonel:
“BEN ADAMS establishes cinematic reference through the transfer of information from bought and acquired transparency film through to the ilfochrome prints. It is suggested that these landscapes, and the details within, are from the wilds of Western America, although this remains unconfirmed.”
Nominated and introduced by Joanna Pitman:
Bill Armstrong, Scarlet Hooft Graafland, Adam Hinton
From the series Renaissance, 2006-7
C-print mounted to aluminium Framed
76.2 x 91.4 cm
Edition of 5
Image courtesy of the artist
“BILL ARMSTRONG uses a unique process of photographing found images using a camera with the lens set at infinity. His source materials are reworked master drawings, mostly from the Renaissance. Armstrong retains the essence of the original gesture so that his figures appear to be flying, floating or diving, luminous creatures exploring a fluid, ethereal world.”
The PHOTOGRAPHY FOCUS DAY on Wednesday 19th January will feature a series of discussions and tours dedicated to contemporary photography and its place in the art market today. Partners include the Contemporary Art Society, PhotoVoice, Photoworks, Hotshoe and ORDINARY-LIGHT Photography. Sessions include Image Fatigue: Can photographs still be a catalyst for positive social change in a world saturated with images? with Jessica Crombie (Film and Photography Manager, Save the Children), and the (d)e-materialization of the photographic record in the age of technological advance with Simon Bainbridge (Editor, British Journal of Photography)
London Art Fair will this year present the seventh edition of Art Projects, featuring curated solo and group exhibitions from 31 UK, European and American galleries.
Photography features strongly in the 2011 edition of Art Projects. Bearspace (London) presents emerging artists responding to the theme of feudal living in the Middle Ages, including Suzanne Moxhay’s imaginary vast landscapes, each image derived from a three dimensional collage of cut-outs sourced from an extensive archive of collected material, mainly imagery from the 1950s to 1970s.
A different meditation on the past features in David Maisel’s Library of Dust, presented by Ordinary Light Photography in collaboration with Hotshoe Gallery. The photographer visited an Oregon psychiatric hospital and photographed the copper canisters containing the ashes of former patients cremated between the 1880s and the 1970s – canisters which themselves are corroding.
Monika Bobinska from London’s East End presents American photographer Tracey Snelling’s iconic scenes of America in her series Women on the Run, work that derives from voyeurism, film noir and geographical and architectural location. Other dynamic East End galleries presenting work include Nettie Horn and the youngest gallery in the Fair, PayneShurvell.
Engaging with contemporary economic themes, Guillochon Gallery (London) presents a group show responding to the monetary crisis, including Alexis Milne’s video piece “Riot part one and two” which plays with notions of civil unrest and protest.
Meanwhile WW Gallery (London) presents a ‘Supermarket Sweep’, featuring a range of art ‘products’ in a stand modelled on a superstore aisle complete with a checkout and roving promotions girl.
Installations feature prominently, with provocative work by Glaswegian art collective littlewhitehead presented by SUMARRIA LUNN (London) at various points around the Fair – outside of the traditional Fair stand – including a series of darkly humorous, lifesize, hyper-real sculptures drawn from news imagery.
Not-for-profit spaces Chisenhale Gallery and Studio Voltaire will be collaborating, selling limited edition prints by both emerging and more established British and international artists including Wolfgang Tillmans and Henrik Olesen, to benefit the galleries’ ongoing exhibitions, events and education programmes.
LONDON ART FAIR 2011 ART PROJECT GALLERIES
Chisenhale Gallery / Studio Voltaire
Florence Trust Studios
FOLD Gallery | London
Gazelli Art House Ltd
Hanmi Gallery (London + Seoul)
Miller Art Associates
ORDINARY-LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY/Hotshoe Gallery
SUMARRIA LUNN Various locations
The Catlin Guide 2011
LONDON ART FAIR 2011 PARTICIPATING GALLERIES: MAIN FAIR
Advanced Graphics London
Anthony Hepworth Fine Art Dealers Ltd
Austin/Desmond Fine Art
Beaux Arts Bath
Browse & Darby Ltd
Caroline Wiseman Modern & Contemporary
CHARLIE SMITH london
Chisenhale / Studio Voltaire
ULLA VON BRANDEBURG
Black and white fibre-based Lambda print
30 x 40 cm
Image Courtesy of CHISENHALE GALLERY / STUDIO VOLTAIRE
Crane Kalman Gallery Ltd
Cross Street Gallery
Cyril Gerber Fine Art
Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art
Duncan R Miller Fine Arts
England & Co
Ewan Mundy Fine Art
Florence Trust Studios
Galerie Olivier Waltman
GBS Fine Art Ltd
Gilden's Arts Gallery
Glasgow Print Studio
Golden Thread Gallery
lamba chrome light jet print
102 x 102 cm
Image courtesy of GOLDEN THREAD GALLERY
LAURENCE S LOWRY (1887 - 1977)
A Lancashire Town, 1963
Oil on canvas
55.8 x 66.1 cm Signed and dated
Image courtesy of HAZLITT HOLLAND-HIBBERT
James Hyman Fine Art
James Kinmont Fine Art
Jill George Gallery
Jonathan Clark Fine Art
Lemon Street Gallery
Lena Boyle Fine Art
Long & Ryle Gallery
Mark Jason Gallery
Martin Tinney Gallery
MAUGER MODERN ART
Miller Art Associates
Offer Waterman & Co
Panter & Hall
Pieroni Contemporary Art
Purdy Hicks Gallery
Quantum Contemporary Art
Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery
Portrait of J.Y.M. seated, 1976
Oil on canvas
58.4 x 50.8 cm
Image courtesy of RICHARD GREEN
Roger Billcliffe Gallery
Sarah Myerscough Fine Art
Sims Reed Gallery, London
Stephanie Hoppen Gallery
SUMARRIA LUNN Gallery
TAG Fine Arts
The Art Movement
The Catlin Guide 2011
JACOB DAHLSTRUP JENSEN
Banana, string, cotton cloth, wood
20cm x 15 cm x 8x cm
Image courtesy of THE CATLIN GUIDE 2011
The Cynthia Corbett Gallery
The Fine Art Partnership
The Fine Art Society
The French Art Studio
ROB and NICK CARTER
Blue Skies, 2011
Cibachrome print with Neon/ Edition 1 of 5 + 2 APs
Image courtesy of THE FINE ART SOCIETY
The French Art Studio
Thomas Williams Fine Art
Oil on Canvas
100 x 70 cm
Image courtesy of VEGAS GALLERY, London
Whitford Fine Art
Wilson Stephens Fine Art
Wolseley Fine Art
Zoe Bingham Fine Art
LONDON ART FAIR 2011: TALKS, TOURS AND DISCUSSIONS
This year’s talks programme brings together professionals from the visual arts sector to give advice to collectors, debate key topics and consider broader themes illustrated by works exhibited in the Fair. Speakers are drawn from The Art Fund, Contemporary Art Society, National Media Museum, Whitechapel Gallery and The Fleming Collection alongside well-known and respected curators, photographers, collectors and academics. All tours and talks are free to attend with your Fair admission ticket or invitation and a limited number of spaces can be reserved in advance via the London Art Fair website. Talks are held in the Talks and Discussions Theatre located on Gallery Level 2, above Art Projects.
Wednesday 19th January, PHOTOGRAPHY DAY
12.00 - 1.00 Image Fatigue: Can photographs still be a catalyst for positive social change in a world saturated with images? In association with PhotoVoice - Leading photography professionals discuss past and present campaigns that use socially driven imagery and ask whether they still have an impact in today’s media, and if so what makes these images successful in driving social change. The discussion is led by Marc Schlossman (PhotoVoice Trustee and photographer) with Monica Allende, Picture Editor, Sunday Times Magazine, Gideon Mendel (Photojournalist) and Jessica Crombie (Film and Photography Manager, Save the Children).
1.30 - 2.30 On The Ephemeral in Photography - In association with Hotshoe and Ordinary-Light Photography - A panel discussion considering the etymology and characterisations of the ephemeral in photography and the wider concept of the ephemeral as it appears in culture and the arts. This session will be led by Daniel Campbell Blight (Director, Hotshoe Gallery) with Rut Blees Luxemburg (artist), Julian Stallabrass (Reader, The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Douglas Murphy (author of The Architecture of Failure, forthcoming from Zero Books).
3.00 - 4.00 (D)e-materialization and Photography in the Age of Technological Advance - In association with Ordinary-Light Photography - A discussion of the (d)e-materialization of the photographic record in the age of technological advance. Led by Brad Feuerhelm (Director, Ordinary-Light Photography) , the panel includes Charlotte Cotton (Creative Director, London Galleries, National Media Museum ), Jason Evans (artist, writer and lecturer) and Trish Morrisey (artist).
4.30 - 5.30 Politics in Photography - In association with Photoworks - This session focuses on contemporary photography concerned with the current socio-political climate in the UK. It considers the artists position in providing an important commentary on social change, political unrest and challenging political conventions. Speakers include: Anna Fox (artist and Professor of Photography, University of the Creative Arts), Lisa Barnard (artist, exhibiting in Photo50 at London Art Fair), Steve Edwards (Senior Lecturer in Art History, Open University) and Gordon MacDonald (Photoworks Head of Publications, Editor of Photoworks).
6.30 - 7.15 and 7.30 - 8.15 Collecting Contemporary Art - In association with the Contemporary Art Society - Now celebrating its centenary year, the Contemporary Art Society is the UK's leading authority on contemporary collecting. Over the last 100 years they have purchased the work of seminal artists early in their careers - Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso, Francis Bacon and Damien Hirst – and enjoy a unique and enviable reputation for being 'ahead of the curve'.
Thursday 20th January
2.00 - 3.00 Presenting Photography - In association with John Jones - Matthew Jones (Managing Director, John Jones) and Tim Blake (Senior Frame Consultant) will discuss maximising the longevity of different print types as well as frame design and trends in presenting photography. The differences between Museum Standard, Conservation and Archival Framing will also be discussed, looking at each element of the framing process and how it can be designed with both impact and protection in mind.
5.00 - 6.00 Presenting Art for Interiors - In association with John Jones - The team from John Jones will discuss recent projects and trends, focussing on the impact that artwork has on an interior environment and how the creative presentation of the work can help to incorporate art within an interior or create a statement piece. As well as frame designs and finishes, the installation of the work will be discussed, particularly the aesthetic considerations such as height, position and vista. The talk will be followed by a drinks reception.
3.30 - 4.30 The Artist Edition with Iwona Blazwick, Director of Whitechapel Gallery - In assocation with Whitechapel Gallery - From Marcel Duchamp’s moustached Mona Lisa to Joseph Beuys’s wooden postcards to Bridget Riley’s Op Art silkscreens, great artists often make their work in editions. The print and the multiple give artists a way of democratising their ideas. They also give us an affordable way of collecting their work. Iwona Blazwick, director of the Whitechapel Gallery, gives a potted guide to the art edition, outlines how they support arts institutions and why they are the ideal way of starting a collection.
Friday 21st January
2.00 - 3.00 The Art Fund Talk - In association with The Art Fund - Simon Martin is Head of Curatorial Services at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, which boasts one of the best collections of Modern British art in the world. In 2007 the gallery won the Gulbenkian Prize (now the Art Fund Prize for Museums and Galleries) following the opening of its contemporary wing. In addition to its permanent collection, the Gallery has a strong contemporary programme with artists such as Andy Goldsworthy, Langlands & Bell and Wendy Ramshaw. Simon will be drawing on his experiences at the Gallery to discuss the challenges and possibilities of collecting and showing conceptual art versus collecting and showing more traditional work.
3.00 - 4.00 The Scottish Colourists - In association with The Fleming Collection - Selina Skipwith, Keeper of Art for The Fleming Collection, will give a talk on The Scottish Colourists. The Fleming Collection is widely regarded as the finest collection of Scottish art in private hands and the gallery is now recognized as An Embassy for Scottish Art in London. Selina Skipwith writes and lectures extensively on Scottish art, is author of A History of Scottish Art (Merrell, 2003) and has curated numerous exhibitions in the UK and abroad.
Saturday 22nd January, 3.00 - 4.00 The Future of Modern British Art - In association with Apollo - The panel will discuss what the future holds for Modern British Art examining how and where the market will grow. How will international critics, museums, and collectors treat this material in the next decades and who are artists who remain undervalued or overlooked? Panel to include: Oscar Humphries (Editor, Apollo Magazine), Robin Katz (Art Collector and Dealer in Modern British Art), Marco Livingstone (Art Critic and Biographer).
LONDON ART FAIR 2011 TOURS SCHEDULE
o Tuesday 18th January, 6.30 - 7.15 and 7.30 - 8.15 Guided Tours by Brownhill Insurance Group and AXA Art Insurance Ltd. Each tour will take in a variety of galleries in the Fair and cover a wide range of work including photography, video, painting, drawing, sculpture and installation. Tours will also include the Art Projects section and Photo50. A third of AXA Art’s staff are art historians, reflecting the company’s in-house art expertise. Led by AXA Art experts, visitors can also talking to AXA Art about insuring an art collection and the home. The tour will last approximately 45 minutes and will start from Brownhill’s and AXA Art’s stand (S1).
o Wednesday 19th January
12.00 - 1.00 and 3.30 - 4.30 Photography Tour with Jean Wainwright. This tour will introduce photography for sale in the Main Fair, Art Projects and Photo50, introducing specific artists and giving an art historical context. Jean has published extensively on contemporary art as well as appearing on television and radio programmes.
1.00 - 1.45 Tour and Introduction to Art Projects. Led by Pryle Behrman, critic, curator and member of the Art Projects selection committee, this tour will explain the selection process for Art Projects and discuss the practices of the selected artists and the ideas behind their work, highlighting common and contrasting themes.
3.00 - 4.00 murmurART Tour. murmurART is a contemporary art company dedicated to supporting and promoting emerging artists through innovative projects and bespoke services. Donald Eastwood, Director & Co-Founder and Robert Dingle, Curator, will lead a tour of Art Projects focussing on emerging artists.
6.30 - 7.15 and 7.30 - 8.15 Guided Tours by Brownhill Insurance Group and AXA Art Insurance Ltd. As above
o Thursday 20th January: 1.00 - 1.45 Tour and Introduction to Art Projects. As above / 3.00 - 3.45 and 6.30 - 7.15 Own Art Tour. Whether you're starting or developing an art collection, or just love art and want to know more, Own Art Tours offer an opportunity to view a range of art at this year’s Fair. Own Art is Arts Council England's interest free loan scheme designed to make it more easy and more affordable to buy contemporary works of art.
o Friday 21st January: 1.00 - 1.45 Tour and Introduction to Art Projects. As above / 2.00 – 3.00 and 3.30 - 4.30 Contemporary Art Society Tour. Join the Contemporary Art Society for a tour of the Fair to gain tips on buying and collecting from an organisation that has been advising individuals and museums for over 100 years. Tours will cover Modern and Contemporary work across the Fair.
o Saturday 22nd January: 12.00 - 1.00 and 3.30 - 4.30 Contemporary Art Society Tour. As above / 1.00 - 1.45 Tour and Introduction to Art Projects. As above / 2.00 - 2.45 Own Art Tour. As above
o Sunday 23rd January: 12.00 - 1.00 and 3.30 - 4.30 murmurART Tour. As above / 2.00 - 2.45 Own Art Tour. As above
LONDON ART FAIR 2011 COMMITTEE
Exhibitors are vetted by a selection committee to ensure work on display is of appropriate quality and suitable for the Fair. The 2011 committee comprises:
Jonathan Burton (Director)
Sarah Monk (Manager)
Toby Clarke (FAS Contemporary)
Nicola Shane (Purdy Hicks)
Sam Chatterton-Dickson (Haunch of Venison)
Gordon Samuel (Osborne Samuel)
LONDON ART FAIR 2011 OPENING TIMES
o Tuesday 18 January - Preview Evening 6pm - 9pm
o Wednesday 19 January 11am - 9pm
o Thursday 20 January 11am - 9pm
o Friday 21 January 11am - 7pm
o Saturday 22 January 11am - 7pm
o Sunday 23 January 11am - 5pm
LAF ADMISSIONS PRICES
o £11 daypass, inadvance
o £15 (£10 concessions) day pass, on the door
o £25 for the preview evening ticket (12January) / £30 on the door
o £30 for six-day pass in advance / £35 on the door
£1.50 booking fee applies per ticket purchased in advance
Long recognised for its quality and welcoming atmosphere, London Art Fair aims to provide an environment in which visitors can understand the historical importance, value and unique qualities of works from across the spectrum of the art market.
AXA Art and Brownhill Insurance Group are sponsoring the Fair for the third year.
LONDON ART FAIR 2011
MODERN BRITISH & CONTEMPORARY ART
Business Design Centre
Islington, London N1
19-23 January 2011