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The Design Museum London announced on October 7th 2019 that Tim Marlow (above, image by Cat Garcia) has been appointed as the new Chief Executive and Director of the Design Museum. He replaces Deyan Sudjic and Alice Black who stepped down as Co-Directors. Tim Marlow is currently Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Arts. Tim Marlow, a curator, writer and broadcaster, was Director of Exhibitions at White Cube for over 10 years before moving...

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LAPADA closed the doors on its 2019 Fair in London’s Berkeley Square on September 18th with indications that the art and antiques trades are outperforming retail sales projections. Earlier in the year the Office for National Statistics (ONS) cited significant growth in the antiques and vintage markets and, alongside trends for craftsmanship and sustainability, there are positive signs the art and antiques trades are performing well. The bustling fair welcomed visitors across the week to...

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Brand new gallery Boogie Wall is to hold its very first exhibition in London in October. The gallery is London’s first all-female run gallery that exclusively showcases female artists. Boogie Wall is to celebrate both emerging and already established woman artists, providing a platform for activism, and showcasing art with impact. The opening show which will launch in London during the Frieze Art Fair, is called Notre Dame/Our Lady. The exhibition will aim to fight...

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Precious Mettle, a solo exhibition by British artist Nicole Wassall, opens at contemporary London gallery Fiumano Clase on 25th September and runs until 15th November 2019. The show investigates emotional strength through Wassall’s intriguing use of a variety of materials: brass frames, suspended gold wires, granite, coins, wood, sound, and a silver marionette puppet. Complex processes, such as water-gilding, are combined with high concept ideas to create evocative artworks which pose questions on very human...

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Every year, Frieze hosts two important art fairs side by side in Regent’s Park, London; Frieze London which showcases the best of contemporary art, and Frieze Masters which specialises in art from the past. This year the events take place from October 3rd-6th, and feature forward-thinking works from more than 150 of the world’s top contemporary galleries, together with showcases of art history throughout exhibitions by more than 100 leading international galleries, including ancient works, Old Masters’...

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Whitechapel Gallery is transformed by over 70 creative and cutting-edge publishers for four days of the London Art Book Fair from Thursday 5th September to 8th September 2019. Held in Galleries 1 & 2, the London Art Book Fair is free to enter. The London Art Book Fair returns with a vibrant mix of art books, independent titles and magazines from around the world. Exhibitors range from publishing behemoths to independent presses and represent a...

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The summer of 2019 will see The Other Art Fair open its newest London fair from 4th-7th July. Presented by Saatchi Art, over 100 artists will take over West Handyside Canopy and The Crossing in King’s Cross for the four-day event, presenting an incredible line-up of independent and emerging international artists for the fair’s 17th London edition. The programme will include guest exhibitions, site-specific installations, engaging workshops and curated projects addressing the fair’s global 2019...

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Mayfair Art Weekend takes place from Friday 28th June to Sunday 30th June 2019. The event sees art galleries and fashion houses across Mayfair and St James’s staging a rich array of exhibitions, tours, performances, talks and site-specific installations. The weekend will kick off with the Gallery HOP! evening viewings from Friday 28th June, 6-8pm. Highlight events include a live jazz performance at Cynthia Corbett Gallery and an immersive soundscape created by DJ Cedric Bardawil...

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The London Festival of Architecture 2019 programme launched on June 1st with a diverse, challenging and engaging series of over 400 events exploring this year’s ‘boundaries’ theme across London through to June 30th. From street dance and a séance at John Soane’s country retreat to debates challenging architecture’s hidden boundaries of gender and privilege, the London Festival of Architecture’s 2019 programme is one of the richest ever. The London Festival of Architecture (LFA) is the...

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Published at the end of April, Conran/Quant: Swinging London – A Lifestyle Revolution by Geoffrey Rayner and Richard Chamberlain pays homage to ‘the Chelsea Set’, a bohemian, progressive clique that would change the course of sixties contemporary design, with a focus on Mary Quant and Terence Conran. “It is given to a fortunate few to be born at the right time, in the right place, with the right talents. In recent fashion there have been...

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