Last week the Business Design Centre hosted the best of modern UK and contemporary with the London Art Fair. The main themes of this edition were internationalism and cross-border collaboration in the art world, with an open eye on the current trends in contemporary photography and sculpture. The fair offered a number of curated exhibitions, talks, tours, film screenings and performance and it showcased the most significant British and international galleries, which included Christopher Kingzett Fine Art, Beaux Art London, Katharine House Gallery and Peter Harrington Gallery. A very interesting life performance was by Perve Galeria, who had a collection of women walking through the fair like moving sculptures, wearing painted linen dresses called the Tautologique & Moral collection by Regina Frank. They seemed as if they were giving life to the dresses.
Photo50, the London Art Fair’s annual exhibition for contemporary photography, presented Gravitas, an interesting installation that explored the path through adolescence under the increasing pressures of current society. A must see of this fair was the coloured Photo50 café, designed like a Syrian Kasbah. This year’s highlights were the partnership with the ‘Lightbox in Working’ to celebrate their 10th anniversary and the Stranger collaboration, a showcase of artistic collaborations formed through the web. The London Art Fair is a fantastic way to start a new artistic year.
Written by Camron intern Giorgia Baruffaldi Preis.