New Media Room


Hosted in the Art Projects New Media Room, is an accompanying programme of collaborative film and new media initiatives, another spectacular guest curated section within London Art Fair

Dreams Must Explain Themselves, curated by Pryle Behrman, is an exhibition of interactive and new media artworks that explores forgotten and imagined stories about the site of London Art Fair.

The exhibition’s title is taken from a collection of essays by Ursula K. Le Guin, first published in 2018, that are billed as a compilation of non-fiction by a writer renowned for her works of science fiction.  The New Media Room brings together works of sound art, interactive sculpture and digital art that creatively reimagine the past, present and potential futures of London Art Fair’s setting.

Amongst the works on display, there is a further dialogue between what you see on one hand and what you can imagine and recollect on the other. This opens up the possibility that what might seem like an ephemeral event, such as an art fair, can evoke a sense of place that reaches beyond the event’s duration. 

Dreams Must Explain Themselves runs throughout London Art Fair in the Art Projects New Media Room on Gallery Level 1.

Image credit: Sonya Bones, Nine Hours of Continuous Amusement [detail of installation], 2021. Courtesy of the Artist


Showcasing the freshest contemporary art from across the globe, featuring large-scale installations, solo shows and thematic group displays. Click the button below to read more information on this year’s curated section of the Fair.