London Art Fair 2017

Thursday Late

Thursday Late

London Art Fair Thursday Late takes place on Thursday 19 January 2017 (5pm-9pm) with complimentary drinks provided by the evening’s sponsor, Peroni Nastro Azzurro.

This late night opening gives you the opportunity to visit the Fair after (work) hours and enjoy an insightful programme of talks, tours and performance with highlights including photography and fair tours led by Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

You can purchase a Thursday Late ticket, giving access to the Fair from 5pm-9pm, for just £11.50 in advance (plus booking fee) or £14 on the door. This includes access to the evening’s programmed events.

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Marine Lewis, Golden Flow, 2016. Courtesy of Iniva

Marine Lewis, Golden Flow, 2016. Courtesy of Iniva

 

Annie Abrahams Angry Women installation at CRAC Occitanie, Sète, France, 2011-2012, Courtesy of the artist. Exhibiting with Stranger Colloborations

Annie Abrahams
Angry Women installation at CRAC Occitanie, Sète, France, 2011-2012,
Courtesy of the artist. Exhibiting with Stranger Colloborations

Graham Fagen, War Garden (Jamaica), 2016. Courtesy of Matts Gallery.

Graham Fagen, War Garden (Jamaica), 2016. Courtesy of Matts Gallery.

 

The Programme

2.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Iniva presents: Women’s work? Artists in conversation
An inter-generational discussion between artists Joy Gregory, Sutapa Biswas and Marine Williams offering overlapping perspectives at the intersection of race, gender and politics.

4pm – 5pm
Internationalism Through Art – How art can flatten the world
With 2016 seeing a rise of Nationalist sentiment across the world, this talk will look at the ways in which the art world is capable, or otherwise, of crossing cultural and geographic boundaries, how the internet has helped to overcome distance and difference.

5.30 pm – 6.30 pm
Iniva Tour – Collector and Curator: can you be both?

Melanie Keen, Director of Iniva, leads this unqiue tour aimed at both established and young collectors, showing how to bring a curator’s eye to collecting. Tour starts from the Fair Guide sales point on the Ground Floor.

6.30 pm – 7.20 pm
Fair Highlights Tour with Own Art
Hear personal insights from Own Art member gallery owners and see an overview of the range of artwork that is covered by the scheme, including emerging artists to watch out for. Tour starts from the Fair Guide sales point on the Ground Floor.

7pm – 7.45pm
General Highlights Tour led by Sotheby’s Institute of Art
Gain valuable insight directly from our exhibiting galleries and discover the highlights of the Fair with our tours partner Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Tour starts from the Fair Guide sales point on the Ground Floor.

8pm – 8.45pm
Photography Highlights Tour led by Sotheby’s Institute of Art
Discover emerging trends in photography at London Art Fair with our tour partner Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Tour starts from the Fair Guide sales point on the Ground Floor.

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Performances
Regina Frank, Collection Tautologique & Moral.

Regina Frank, Collection Tautologique & Moral.

1pm – 1.45pm & 6pm – 6.45pm
Perve Galeria: Regina Frank, Collection Tautologique & Moral
With silent interactions and actions the performers will feel and fulfill sculpture-dresses made from original painter’s linen, bringing textiles to life. The performers will walk, dance and interact slowly, like moving sculptures, creating a tension between performer / object, viewer and artwork. In collaboration with Carlos Cabral Nunes (Curator – Perve Galeria). Performances start at the entrance, heading to locations around Art Projects, ending at Stand P13. 

 

7pm – 7.15pm
Nunnery Gallery: Liam Geary Baulch’s performance Sea Squad 
Channeling the power of cheerleading – individuals working together as a team, making statements in formation and through the wit and rhythm of ‘cheers’ – Baulch’s work actively discusses and raises points surrounding climate change. Baulch will lead a cheer with two others in cheer-leading costume (blue, for the sea), moving and speaking in unison; the piece’s spoken word (the ‘cheer’) is held together with the repeated, and pointedly ingraining, chorus “Rise sea! Rise Rise Rise!”. Clever wording and the entertaining routine of the movements create a poignant piece that is funny, yet piercingly probing in the reality it highlights and the call to action it proposes. Performance takes place on Stand P2. 

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