London Art Fair: Edit

2021 FAIR PROGRAMME

Whilst we were unable to run London Art Fair in its usual format at the Business Design Centre, we remained focused on delivering a unique opportunity to discover and champion the most outstanding Modern and Contemporary Art of our time.

For the 33rd edition, the Fair presented 63 leading Modern and Contemporary galleries in an alternative digital format: London Art Fair: Edit.

From 20 – 31 January (VIP Preview 18 – 19 January), we welcomed you to browse through online Viewing Rooms, Artsy online catalogue and an exceptional programme of digital talks, panel discussions and events.

The Fair’s alternative model continued to nurture collecting at all levels, from major works exhibited by internationally renowned artists such as; Ivon Hitchens, L.S Lowry, Henry Moore and Alexander Calder; to emerging and contemporary artists; Abe Odedina, Olivia Bax, Mona Broschar and Paola Ciarska.

Launched online from 20 January, 63 leading galleries presented 20 works of art in their gallery profiles. The Viewing Rooms provided a unique and alternative platform to discover, browse and enquire upon selected works.

The works on display were accompanied with audio and written commentaries narrated by the galleries themselves, allowing for another level of interaction with the works on show.

The Viewing Rooms are now closed, to view the galleries who participated in LAF EDIT, click the here. 

Emily Allchurch, Picture Window (after Hiroshige), 2020. 116.4 x 81.5cm. Courtesy of GBS Fine Art.
Emily Allchurch, Picture Window (after Hiroshige) [Detail], 2020. Courtesy of GBS Fine Art
Sir-Matthew-Smith-Seated-Model-Woman-in-Green-1920.-Courtesy-of-Crane-Kalman-Gallery.
Sir Matthew Smith, Seated Model (Woman in Green) [Detail], 1920. Courtesy of Crane Kalman Gallery
On a Wing and A Prayer_2017_Carol McNicoll_H25x⌀28cm_Ceramic 03 ©Ruth Ward
Carol McNicoll, On a Wing and A Prayer, 2017. Courtesy of Ting-Ying

Each year Platform focuses on a single distinct theme, the section includes galleries presenting well-known, overlooked and emerging artists that align to the theme.

For 2021, guest curator Candida Stevens presented, Folk Art – a view to our cultural heritage, our communities and our identity. 

LAF SELECTS

New to the Fair for 2021 included LAF Selects, the platform provided an opportunity to view the Fair with invited experts, collectors and prominent friends of the Fair.

Click the button below to gain insight to the works on display in the LAF EDIT Viewing Rooms with written and video commentary with the expert of your choice.

London Art Fair: Edit’s Talks Programme provided a platform for debate and discussion as our expert speakers covered topics such as; the phrase African artist; Creating During Crisis; Innovation Through Digital and more.

Join the conversation, watch recordings of the panel discussions and gain an in depth insight to art world emerging topics and trends, click the button below.

London Art Fair: Edit’s creative programme of workshops took place virtually for 2021.

We were delighted to offer the unique opportunity to learn an array of different art techniques online. From textiles to print, kintsugi to silk screening, the LAF EDIT workshop programme provided a chance to develop existing skills or learn something completely new. 

LAF EDITIONS

Alongside the galleries curated Viewing Room presentations and continuing the Fair’s role in nurturing collecting at all levels, LAF Editions provided a unique opportunity to purchase over 80 limited editions and multiples for under £1,000 from over 22 participating galleries exclusively through London Art Fair website.

London Art Fair: Edit’s programme of talks provided a timely review of the art market today, presenting the perfect setting for both the experienced collector and new art-world enthusiast. For the first time the talks programme were hosted online, as a series of curated talks, panel discussions, providing an in depth insight to art world topics.

The programme consisted of; trends and topics emerging within the contemporary art scene, tips on building your art collection, artist’s talks and more. The public talks programme has been recorded for you to watch again, the talks will be uploaded to Talks Programme after the Fair has finished. 

Discover the galleries which participated in LAF EDIT with our digital map below. 

ARTSY

London Art Fair: Edits exclusive partnership with Artsy – the leading online marketplace for discovering and collecting art—allows collectors to inquire on and buy works directly from participating galleries. Visit the fair online on Artsy at www.artsy.net/fair/london-art-fair-edit.

IMMEDIATE LIVE

London Art Fair is proudly organised by Immediate Live, the UK’s leading organiser of unmissable consumer events and experiences that connect and inspire audiences through live and online content.

Explore Immediate Live Events and Online Masterclasses.

These  are some of the digital and physical initiatives that London Art Fair: Edit will present:

  • LAF Viewing Rooms 

Online gallery profiles featuring 20 works  per gallery, giving visitors the opportunity to discover, browse and enquire upon their selected works.

  • LAF Dynamic Galleries

Presenting works with audio and written commentaries, giving visitors the chance to hear about the works on show from the galleries themselves. 

  • LAF Artsy Microsite 

Extending LAF gallery profiles and Viewing Rooms to a global audience. 

  • LAF Selects

Invited experts and collectors present their own highlights from works available in LAF Viewing Rooms.

  • LAF Editions

A selection of limited edition works from LAF galleries available for purchase exclusively through London Art Fair website.