'Curved Forms - Yellow & Black', Adrian Heath. Courtesy of Jonathan Clark Fine Art
'Pique', Alice Browne. Courtesy of Limoncello
'The Fuhrer's Cake', Marcus Harvey courtesy of VIGO
London Art Fair kept its doors open late to the public for a special event on Thursday 17 January: Thursday Late.
Thursday Late provided an opportunity to browse the Fair from 6pm-9pm whilst enjoying complimentary drinks, talks and performances.
All types of tickets permit entry to Thursday Late at London Art Fair.
Find out more about Thursday Late below.
The first 500 people that arrived at Thursday Late and headed to the catalogue sales point by the entrance to the Fair received a free tote kindly supplied by The Art Fund National Art Pass
Each tote contained a selection of goodies including:
Behind Closed Doors: Critics and Dealers in 20th Century Art in Association with the Burlington Magazine
Art historian and Burlington Magazine Index Editor Barbara Pezzini will illustrate the changing relationship between art critics and art dealers in the London art world.
Officially, critics judge and advise whereas dealers buy and sell. But are these two separate professional spheres or merely two sides of the same coin? This talk will illuminate aspects of this sometimes uneasy relationship during a key moment of its development, the early 20th century.
This talk will take place in the Talks Theatre, Gallery Level 2
Thursday 17 January
7pm: Film Premier
Max Kestner & Thomas Altheimer, 'I am Fiction' (2012)
Reality, art performance or publicity stunt? Few people could make head or tails of the lawsuit that Thomas Altheimer (aka Thomas Skade-Rasmussen Strøbech) raised against fellow artist Claus Beck-Nielsen (aka Das Beckwerk) and the Gyldendal publishing house in 2009 for publishing the novel The Sovereign, which described Altheimer's private life in meticulous detail.
But on the initiative of the director Max Kestner, Altheimer started to film himself during the two-year trial that followed. Amidst a vortex of confrontations, dashes to America, changing lawyers and empty vodka bottles, there is no doubt in Altheimer's mind that he has been robbed of his identity...
Duration: 82 minutes.
Film is being shown in the Film Screening Room in Art Projects.
Courtesy of Alma Enterprises (part of A.L.I.S.N., stand P29)
6pm – 7pm and 8.30pm – 9pm
'Hither & Thither' (2009), interviews with artist-run spaces
Courtesy of A.L.I.S.N. (stand P29)
Steven Dickie: The Uncanny Antisage
A proclamation of an individual’s inferior intellect to that of our collective insight.
This spoken word and sonic performance by Steven Dickie examines aspects of the artists’ personal knowledge and his perception of collective wisdom. Conflating the ‘Wise Old Man’ and ‘Fool’ archetypes The Uncanny Antisage discloses shortcomings and reveals aptitudes in his understanding of the world to a live soundscape by Stuart Bannister and the artist.
Steven Dickie is represented by Hoxton Art Gallery, stand P14.
This performance will take place in the Talks Theatre, Gallery Level 2 at 6.30pm.
There is no need to book but please arrive promptly.
Duration: 20 mins max.
LOCK UP PERFORMANCE ART
LOCK UP PERFORMANCE ART - A performance series curated by Aaron Williamson (2011-2012) Jordan McKenzie, Kate Mahony and Rachel Dowle 2011 – 2013 LUPA ENDS IN JUNE 2013 WITH LUPA20.
This performance will take place in the Talks Theatre, Gallery Level 2 from 7.30-8.30pm.
LUPA are exhibiting with A.L.I.S.N in Art Projects, stand P29.
OWN ART TOUR: Fair Highlights Tour with Own Art
Whether you’re starting a new art collection or developing an existing one, or just love art and would like to learn more, this tour with Own Art gives you the opportunity to view a wide range of art at this year’s Fair. Own Art is Art Council England’s interest free loan scheme designed to make it easy and affordable for everyone to buy contemporary works of art.
The tours will last approximately 50 minutes and will start from Own Art’s stand (M3), in Art Projects.
Tours will take place at the following times:
Thursday 17 January
ARTSPOTTER TOUR: Discover More with ArtSpotter
Raphaelle Heaf, founder of ArtSpotter will be leading a walk around the fair, discussing how we can explore and engage with the art through technology. Using the fair as a starting point, Raphaelle will encourage the audience to interact with the exhibitors and see how by sharing our experiences of art we can see more. ArtSpotter is an interactive map that allows you to discover art exhibitions all over the world.
The tour will depart from the Fair Guide sales point at the front of the fair at the following time:
Thursday 17 January
Talks, tours and performances are taking place on every day of the Fair. Find out more