London Art Fair 2020
32nd Edition / JAN 22–26, 2020

William Crozier, Interior, ca. 1990, Flowers Gallery

London Art Fair returns to London for its 32nd edition in 2020, recognized as a platform for connecting the best galleries from around the world with both seasoned and aspiring collectors, providing a unique opportunity to discover and champion outstanding modern and contemporary art. The Fair seeks to nurture collecting at all levels whilst providing expert insight into the changing international market. Sitting alongside 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. The Fair’s strong gallery line up is also complemented by an extensive program of engaging talks, panel discussions, interactive performance art, and onsite activations from the Fair’s partners. 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. London Art Fair is an unmissable opening to the international art calendar.

 

Peter Kinley, Seated Nude in Studio, 1960, Horton London

Marc Chagall, Blue Landscape | Paysage bleu, 1958, Gilden’s Art Gallery

Alexander Calder, Composition I, from The Elementary Memory | La mémoire élémentaire, Gilden’s Art Gallery

Henri Matisse, Odalisque on the Terrace | Odalisque sur la Terrasse, 1922, Gilden’s Art Gallery

We believe that great art provides a lens to see the world through. That’s why every year London Art Fair connects the best galleries from around the world with both seasoned and aspiring collectors, providing a unique opportunity to discover and champion the most outstanding modern and contemporary art of our time.

From art to people to ideas – London Art Fair is the place to make new connections, explore new territory and break new ground.

Whether you’re an art connoisseur or just culturally curious – come with an open mind and prepare to have it broadened.

We bring together galleries, artists, curators, collectors, critics and enthusiasts for one week under one roof – the result is creative exchange and collaboration.

 

Formento & Formento, Hysteria 05, 2017, ARTITLEDcontemporary

Colin Martin, Computer Museum, 2017, Gibbons & Nicholas

Eleanor Watson, Indoor Silences. Distant Noise, 2019, The Contemporary London

Emily Crookshank, Principles III, 2019, Circle Contemporary

Michael Druks, Re-ordering of Communication – Making Him Smoke, 1974, England & Co.

Art Projects

Art Projects returns to ​London Art Fair 2020 (22 – 26 January), offering a platform for emerging galleries to showcase contemporary art from across the globe. Now in its 16th edition, the section will bring together artists working across a broad range of mediums, including digital art, video, photography, textiles and painting.

Hosted as part of Art Projects, the ​Screening Room is an ​accompanying program of collaborative video and new media initiatives. ​Playtime​, curated by ​Pryle Behrman,​ explores the increasing commodification in our society and how this encroaches on our leisure time. The guest-curated themed presentation ​Dialogues returns this year, inviting paired galleries to exhibit artwork in conversation around the theme ​Talk! Talk! Talk!.​

Art Projects will feature eighteen galleries presenting works that reflect on the dominant social, political and personal issues affecting artists around the world.

 

Jessica Quinn, It’s time for her to write her own story, 2019, Kittoe Contemporary

Frances Richardson, Divider, Divider, Standpoint Gallery / Edmund de Waal, Large Cargo Jar, 1998, Horton London

Carla Kranendonk, Juliette, 2019, Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery

Pablo Picasso, The Harlequin and his Companion | L’arlequin et sa compagne, 1960, Gilden’s Art Gallery / Sandra Jordan, Hidden Beauty #26, London, 2016. From the series Hidden Beauty © Sandra Jordan

Laurence Stephen Lowry, Beach Scene, Duncan R Miller Fine Arts

MUSEUM PARTNER

For every edition, London Art Fair collaborates with a different organization to provide space in the Capital to showcase a significant regional collection. We are delighted to welcome Southampton City Gallery as our Museum Partner for 2020.

Photo50

Photo50 is London Art Fair’s annual exhibition of contemporary photography, providing a critical forum for examining some of the most distinctive elements of current photographic practice.

 

Steve Macleod, The Rock, 1992-2005, Black Box Projects

Xuesen Liu, Genesis, 2018, Installation with video, Fiumano Clase

Francis Bacon, Study for a Portrait of John Edwards | Étude pour un portrait de John Edwards, 1987, Gilden’s Art Gallery / Olivia Bax, Monkey Cups, 2018. Courtesy of Standpoint Gallery

Laurence Edwards, Caravan, 2019, Messums London

Susan Gunn, Postcard V, 2018, Bo Lee Gallery

DIALOGUES

Dialogues invites pairs of galleries to display their artists in conversation with each other, showcasing the most stimulating contemporary practice from across the globe.

SCREENING ROOM

Hosted in the Art Projects Screening Room, is an accompanying program of collaborative film and new media initiatives.

TALKS & TOURS

London Art Fair’s program of daily talks, tours and performances provides a timely review of the art market today, trends in photographic practice, tips on building your art collection, artist’s talks and more, presenting the perfect setting for both the experienced collector and new art-world enthusiast.

 

London Art Fair 2020
January 22–26, 2020 / Business Design Centre, London
VIP Preview: January 21, 2020
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Schmid explores in this exhibition the photography that manifests itself when millions of cameras produce billions of photographs, investigating...
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ARTPIL / Prescription .120
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For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror, which we are still just able to endure, and we...
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