Emerging International Artists & Experimental Collaborations at #LAF18
Arts Projects: Announcing the galleries selected to participate in London Art Fair's critically acclaimed contemporary section.
Art Projects is a carefully curated selection of the freshest contemporary artwork from across the world, with galleries from outside the UK making up two-thirds of the line-up.
As an important international platform for new galleries to showcase the most stimulating contemporary practice, the section continues to garner widespread critical acclaim.
International galleries participating in Art Projects for the first time will be arriving from Angola, Australia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, UK, USA, New Zealand, Portugal and Turkey.
Dialogues: Curated by Misal Adnan Yildiz ‘Dialogues’ is a guest-curated section within Art Projects featuring collaborative presentations between 5 pairs of invited international and regional galleries.
Misal Adnan Yildiz, curator, writer, and educator, curates ‘Dialogues’ for the Fair’s 2018 edition with the largest number of non-European galleries bringing female and female identifying artists only.
Participating galleries include Perve Galeria, Mov'Art Gallery, Starkwhite, Joanna Bryant & Julian Page, Galerie Tanja Wagner, Galeri Nev, Bowerbank Ninow, Alaska Projects, Hanmi Gallery and IMT Gallery.
Themes and Highlights: Taking part in Art Projects for the first time, 32 galleries will be presenting large-scale installations, solo shows, and group displays on a variety of themes.
Highlights include Nitra Gallery's presentation of Theodoros Zafeiropoulos whose work explores qualities and form of layered photography where images are printed across raw materials including wood and glass for the design and creation of a brand new artificial landscape.
Gibbons and Nicholas will present a solo presentation of paintings and sculptures by Peter Burns featuring imagined characters as the staple of each piece; tying together the narrative of the presentation.
Plinth gallery known for their commission of David Shrigley's renowned thumb sculpture in London's Trafalgar Square will present artists they've commissioned to create works outside of their traditional practice, including Beatriz Milhazes ceramics.
The Contemporary London's focus on minimalist installations will include Gary Colcough's crafted sculptural objects that depict slices of landscape, and Jess Littlewood's exploration on what it means to be human through one-off collages.