Affordable Art Fair is gearing up for an unmissable Autumn edition in London’s Battersea Park, showcasing the best in affordable contemporary art under a ceiling price of £7,500.
With thousands of original artworks on offer from household names alongside up and coming talent, this edition offers a mighty selection of contemporary art in all styles, from print and photography, to sculpture, painting and mixed-media.
Alongside over 110 top exhibitors, visitors can enjoy special installations, a showcase of cutting-edge graduate talent, augmented reality performances, family activities and much more.
Continuing the fair’s tradition to help emerging artists break into the art market, the Affordable Art Fair has joined forces with Nephertiti Oboshie Schandorf, Independent Curator, a member of the Art on the Underground Advisory Panel, trustee for Artichoke and Artistic Director of Peckham Platform, to curate her standout selection of the best and brightest artistic talent to emerge from UK art schools this year.
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Fair director, Hugo Barclay, said: “I am proud to be bringing together over 110+ galleries from all corners of the globe, in tandem with a full programme that upholds the core values of what we stand for. Good art at accessible price points, variety across subject matters and media, and a continuation of our dedication to supporting up-and-coming artistic talent through curated sections. Roll on October, you’re in for a treat!”
Art from Around the World
The fair will boast an impressive roster of galleries hailing from 15 countries around the world. From Canada to France, Mexico to South Africa, visitors are in for a diverse toast of international art. The line up includes ARTCODE, from Mexico, ArtBlue Studio from Singapore, Le Follow 13 from Paris, Wolf & Nomad from Miami and many more.
The autumn edition also welcomes nine brand new exhibitors including Hong Kong-based gallery Arta, showcasing leading Chinese and Hong Kong artists, London-based S & P Gallery, who specialise in fine art photography and UK’s first Aboriginal-owned art gallery, Coe Gallery.
Continuing a longstanding tradition of supporting emerging artists to break into the art market; the Affordable Art Fair has joined forces with Nephertiti Oboshie Schandorf, independent curator, a member of the Art on the Underground advisory panel, trustee for Artichoke and Artistic Director of Peckham Platform, to co-curate her standout selection of the best and brightest artistic talent to emerge from UK art schools this year, together with Fair Director Hugo Barclay.
Selected from a range of mediums, including installation, video and sound, alongside more traditional forms of painting, print and photography, the yearly Recent Graduates showcase has fast established a reputation as one of the ‘must see’ places to snap up a breakthrough artist before they hit the bigtime.
Nephertiti says: “I am delighted to collaborate with Affordable Art Fair on the Recent Graduates showcase. It’s a wonderful opportunity to support emerging artists and makers at a critical point in their careers. Each artist has excelled during some of the most challenging years in recent memory and the quality of work from these emergent talents is testament to their dedication and resilience. It is an honour to share the work of the 2022 cohort with audiences and collectors.”
The lineup of artists selected for the showcase will be announced in September.
Augmented Reality: The Way We Dance
Making its UK debut at the Battersea Fair, augmented reality experience The Way We Dance features two virtual dance performances – AWAKE and PROGRESS – staged by a group of innovative artists and dancers under the guidance of choreographer Yuh Egami, Ballet Master at the Hong Kong Ballet. Created in partnership with Dorsett Hotels and The Collective, the piece can be experienced via an iPad and special headset at the fair.
Inspired by the perseverance of the creative community through the pandemic, The Way We Dance explores the power of art and technology in connecting people. Set against the backdrop of the Battersea Autumn Fair, each virtual dancer has been created by an artist to embody the movements of Jennie Chou and Lee Kok Liang, both dancers at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. The piece will then travel to sister Affordable Art Fairs in Hong Kong, Melbourne and Singapore, continuing to inspire and connect creative communities all around the world.
To find out more about the fair and book tickets, visit www.affordableartfair.com/fairs/london-battersea-autumn/
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