WELCOME TO
LONDON ART FAIR
Returning 16-20 January 2019
EXCEPTIONAL MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY
ART FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Presenting leading British and international galleries alongside specially curated spaces Art Projects and Photo50
WORKS BY RENOWNED ARTISTS FROM
THE 20TH CENTURY TO TODAY
Enjoy museum quality Modern British and contemporary work in the Main Fair and find the next generation of artists and collectives featured in specially curated spaces.

London Art Fair

LONDON ART FAIR RETURNS FOR ITS 31st EDITION

16 – 20 JANUARY 2019

Over the last thirty years, London Art Fair has given access to exceptional modern and contemporary art, as well as expert insight into the changing market. Presenting leading British and international galleries alongside curated spaces Art Projects and Photo50, the Fair invites collectors and visitors to discover works by renowned artists from the 20th Century to today. London Art Fair is an unmissable opening to the international art calendar.

Applications are now open for the 31st edition of the London Art Fair. For further information on how to apply please click here.

2018 Fair Programme
Opening the international art calendar next year, 16-20 January 2019
A uniquely curated exhibition at the Fair of significant regional collections 
A thematic led exhibition of contemporary photography and current photographic practice
The freshest art from galleries across the globe, including guest-curated ‘Dialogues’
Learn about art and collecting with a daily programme of panel discussions, artist talk...
Enjoy London Art Fair after hours with performances, music and discussions on Thursday

Monthly Art Diary

  • Just as sunshine and blossom emerges in London, the spring art season launches with line-up of unmissable exhibitions this May. For photography lovers, London Art Fair’s top recommendations for this month include: recent projects by Taisuke Koyama, an investigation into the impact of fake news, information warfare and the commodification of politics by artists Kristian Touborg and Moritz Wegwerth and a plunge into history by an anonymous Swiss photographer in conjunction with Chilean artists Mario Fonseca and Mauricio Valenzuela. Read on for more…  

    Connaught Brown

    This Inconstant State Shani Rhys James The exhibition presents new paintings by Welsh artist Shani Rhys James that challenge the cyclical and relentless passage of life. The works explore the transience of being; contrasting her early iconic painting of a child’s cot (for which she earned the Jerwood Prize in 2003) with startling images of the female figure ravaged by decay. The exhibition is accompanied by an essay by Jo Mazelis, Jerwood award winning novelist. Closing 26 May  

    Rod Barton

    Instant Excess In this exhibition artists Kristian Touborg and Moritz Wegwerth scour and reconstitute visual images from a shared cultural reservoir of content of fake news, web and advertising imagery. Touborg’s works examines how fragmentary and impermanent our digital depictions are throughout the passage of time, while Wegwerth’s photographs critique the contemporary obsession with how images are used as tools of influence. Closing 26 May

    Osborne Samuel

    John Craxton in Greece: The Unseen Works Trapped in England during WWII, John Craxton was one of the brightest hopes of British Art when he escaped to Greece in the spring of 1946. The artist moved from neo-Romanticism through semi-Cubism to his own artistic language embracing ancient Greek mythology, the topography and temperament of Arcadia and a love of Byzantine mosaics. The show collates 50 unseen paintings and drawings from the Craxton estate, comprising seven decades of the artist's work until his death in 2009. 10 May - 8 June

    SeenFifteen

    SENSOR_CODE Taisuke Koyama For this show Koyama will present photographic works from four recent projects, which use digital sensors to explore ways of releasing abstract photography from its heritage in materiality. The reactions of light onto the sensors in digital cameras and scanners resolve into unique colours and patterns. The works will be presented as large inkjet prints, suspended from the ceiling in a maze of sculptural images for the viewer to journey around. The exhibition is part of Peckham 24 Festival. 18 May - 17 June    

    Albumen Gallery

    A new Life in America - A Journey in Kodachrome In 1959 a Swiss scientist and his young family embark on a journey to a new life in the USA, as a keen and gifted photographer he documents the journey to their new home country and life there, with his camera. 60 years later, the collection of photographs from this Swiss private family archive accomplishes three things in anonimity: a tale of one family's story in pictures, a fascinating and a historical snapshot of life in the late 50s & early 60s but above all, the images are an aesthetic jewel (set in warm hue of Kodachrome colours) of mid-century photography. This is an online-only exhibition. 14 May - 23 June  

    Austin Desmond Fine Art

    Fragmented Dialogues Mario Fonseca & Mauricio Valenzuela From 1972 until the early 1990s, military dictatorship under the rule of Augusto Pinochet plunged Chile into total darkness and silence. At this time, people found safety in reclusion and anonymity for fear of a regime characterised by repression, systematic arrests, tortures and disappearances. The exhibition expands the understanding of Chilean art history beyond the ‘official’ by bringing together the work of conceptual artist Mario Fonseca and photographer Mauricio Valenzuela. The two artists share a strong dialogue around the notions of absence and prohibited identity after living in Chile during the 1970s and 1980s. 11 May - 30 June  

    Featured Article

    Michael Rakowitz’s new work, The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist was unveiled on the Fourth Plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square, last month. However, few people know that complementing the unveiling, London Art Fair 2018's participating gallery, Plinth has also released a new limited edition by artist Michael Rakowitz. Discover more about the A House With A Date Palm Will Never Starve limited edition, the Fourth Plinth and the artist himself in this interview.     Image Credits: Image 1: Taisuke Koyama, from the series PHOTONS (Detail) , 2018. Courtesy of SeenFifteen Gallery. Image 2: Shani Rhys James, 'Cutting my Hair', 2017. Courtesy of Connaught Brown Gallery.Image 2: Shani Rhys James, 'Cutting my Hair', 2017. Courtesy of Connaught Brown Gallery. Image 3: Moritz Wegwerth, 'NEWS' from ELECTION NIGHT SERIES, 2018. Courtesy of Rod Barton. Image 4: John Craxton, 'Three Figures, Poros', 1950. Courtesy of Osborne Samuel. Image 5: Taisuke Koyama, from the series PHOTONS (Detail) , 2018. Courtesy of SeenFifteen Gallery. Image 6: Anonymous, 'George Washington Bridge', 1960. Courtesy of Albumen Gallery. Image 7: Mario Fonseca, 'L’observation de soi même 1' , 1982-2014. Courtesy of Austin Desmond Fine Art. Image 8: Michael Rakowitz, 'The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist', 2018. Courtesy of Plinth. Photo credit: James O Jenkins.  

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