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 Greener Future theme, the fair offers a dynamic and engaging presentation of some of the most exciting and adventurous emerging artists from around the world. Overseen by The Other Art Fair founder Ryan Stanier, the fair will include works from over 100 artists from 23 countries including Belgium, Chile, South Korea, Cyprus, Poland, Italy, France, Australia, The Netherlands, Serbia, Japan, Germany, Greece, Austria, UK, USA, Turkey, New Zealand, Ireland, India, South Africa, Spain and Norway.
The line-up of artists includes: Gina Soden, Simon McCheung, Stephanie Kilgast, James Earley, Sunwoo Kim, Bongsoo Kim, Salvatore Battaglia, Seamus Moran, Sait Mingu, Nicola Wiltshire, Olly Fathers & James Rogers, Naomi Vona, Alberto Selvestrel, Chloe Mccarrick, Dawn Beckles, Helena Pallares, Inga Kaupelyte, Kate Trafeli, Kristin Hart, Linda Chapman, Luap, Merab Surviladze, Mia Cathcart, Nigel Sharman, Paul Brouns, Peter Mammes, Richard Heeps, Samuel Hencher, Talia Golchin, Will Cooper and many more.
July 2019 London programme highlights: The fair’s Guest Artist is Chris Levine. Famed for his groundbreaking portraits and lenticular works of HM Queen Elizabeth II, Chris is one of the most respected light artists in the world. Chris will be launching a limited edition print exclusively for the fair.
A unique exhibition called ONE SMALL STEP to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing in July 1969 features 12 leading artists – in line with the 12 men who have walked on the moon since 1969 – who will each transform an astronaut helmet into a work of art. Participating artists include Anish Kapoor, The Chapman Brothers, Joana Vasconcelos, D*Face, Mr. Brainwash, Bran Symondson, UnSKilled Worker, Philip Colbert, Hayden Kays, Ben Eine, Dan Baldwin and Chris Levine. Curated by Ben Moore, all proceeds from the sale of the One Small Step helmets via an online auction at Paddle 8 will go to MAG (Mines Advisory Group) whose mission is to clear landmines and unexploded bombs from conflict-affected communities.
The Other Art Fair and charity partner Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) will launch the CALM Art Collective at the July fair. The CALM Art Collective’s mission is to use art to help create happier lives for those suffering with mental health issues, led by art mentors including The Connor Brothers, Laurie Vincent, plus more. Their stand will sell artworks created by mentors and exhibiting artists around their campaign ‘4 in 4’. 100% of artwork sales will go to CALM.
Artist Naomi Vona will hold a series of workshops each day of the fair, including a free ‘Create Your Own Colourful Pride Poster’ drop in session and her popular ‘From Fashion Ad to Protest Doodle Art’. The Italian-born, London-based artist defines herself as an ‘archival parasite, with no bad intentions’. Her practice combines photography, collage and illustration, with a focus on the reproduction of vintage and contemporary images, reimagining the original shots. Using pens, paper, coloured tape and stickers she gives to every image a new life.
You Used to Call me on my Cell Phone is a dining experience exploring notions of millennial capitalism, voluntary invigilance and Instagram. The Gramounce, a supper club that establishes the meal as a new display context to access contemporary art, will cook you the most Googled recipe and your favourite influencer’s meal. The Gramounce is run by artists Nora Silva and Finn Thomson and their dinners feature a commissioned artist who exhibits under the idea of the supper as an exhibition, and cooking as a practice-based research process. Tickets will range from £50 – £95 and can be purchased from http://www .thegramounce.com/tickets-the-other-art-fair.
Live for Love Installation is a celebration of love. It’s for all people, all ages, all races, all sexualities. It’s big, bold and an explosion of colour and form. Designed by Australian artist duo, Matthew Aberline and Maurice Goldberg (aka Goldberg Aberline Studio), the work was originally created for Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and the City of Sydney to celebrate 40 years since the revolutionary march that catapulted Human and Sexual Rights into the main political and social agenda in Australia. Coinciding with London Pride, Goldberg Aberline Studio are bringing the large scale, immersive, inflatable installation to The Other Art Fair London, to celebrate love in all forms. The entrance installation will feature interactive artworks created by Olly Fathers and James Rogers. The pair have recently launched a series of interactive artworks spanning both telephone boxes and walls around London, as well as stretching out into virtual space using The Other Art Fair AR app. This application as well as the artworks created alongside it build upon the socially inclusive ethos of The Other Art Fair, inviting viewers to not only view the artworks, but to also explore this physical and digital geometric landscape.
Partnering with Central St Martins, The Other Art Fair Graduate Art Prize offers eight final year students the opportunity to exhibit at the July fair. Chosen by CSM and The Other Art Fair, eight students (four MA and four BA) have been awarded a free stand at the fair, representing the most exciting new artists of their generation.
One final artist, chosen by Ryan Stanier (Founder, The Other Art Fair) and Rebecca Wilson (Chief Curator, Saatchi Art), will also receive a free stand at the Autumn edition of The Other Art Fair taking place at Victoria House during Frieze week. To further the fair’s commitment to providing a platform for emerging artists, alongside The Graduate Art Prize, London Futures offers eight recent graduates (graduated in the past 4 years) the chance to exhibit at The Other Art Fair London Summer 2019 as part of a special feature space curated by Fair Founder Ryan Stanier.
The Other Art Fair will continue its Greener Future initiative which sees all twelve of the fair’s 2019 global editions focusing on issues of sustainability in a special programme curated by arts broadcaster and Soho House Head of Collections Kate Bryan. Kate has programmed a year- long series of events, initiatives and exhibitions within the fair context to highlight climate change and put forward environmentally friendly art and ideas.
Art Upcycle will give visitors the chance to have old artworks reworked for £95. Book your slot and bring an unwanted print, an unloved old artwork or a piece resigned to the junk-pile for an established artist to ‘upcycle’. Participating artists include Chris Levine, Adam Bridgland and Archie Proudfoot. The selection committee for the July fair includes Juliette Loughran, (Founder, Loughran Gallery), Gary Cochran (The Economist), Alex Schady (Programme Director, Central Saint Martins) and Rebecca Wilson (Chief Curator, VP Art Advisory Saatchi Art).
Alongside a host of interactive performances, the fair offers free kids’ activities, Saatchi Art guided tours, plus a SASSY Cidre bar. Since its launch in 2011, The Other Art Fair has welcomed more than 167,000 visitors from around the world to its fairs, while becoming a mainstay of the London art scene.
With its distinguished committee of experts and guest curators, The Other Art Fair has established itself as the fair of choice for London’s emerging collectors. Over 68 percent of clients at The Other Art Fair London 2018 edition were first time or occasional buyers, introducing a new generation of art buyers.
The Other Art Fair is affiliated with the Arts Council’s ‘Own Art’ initiative.This initiative allows qualified buyers to spread the cost of a purchase over 10 months with an interest free loan, enabling more art lovers to become collectors.
Founder of The Other Art Fair, Ryan Stanier, comments “We are halfway through our 2019 fair programme and I am excited to launch the second half of the year with our newest London fair. As each fair comes, we look at how we can adapt and improve the art fair; this summer July fair is testament to our growth as on the one hand we are introducing new projects such as working with Central Saint Martin’s recent graduates but we also continue to explore new ways in which we can develop and encourage that crucial connection between collector and artist as a long-standing relationship, rather than a single purchase.”
Jessica Chow, The Other Art Fair’s UK Fair Manager adds “The addition of a summer London fair is a new highlight of our global art calendar. This is the first time we are working so closely with recent graduates to highlight some of the most exciting emerging current talent. Our features programme covers a range of themes including mental health, London Pride, technology, sustainability and millennialism. I can’t wait to bring this fair to King’s Cross and introduce more artists to the area.”
West Handyside Canopy & The Crossing, King’s Cross London N1C Nearest station: King’s Cross.
Opening Hours: Friday 5 July 2 pm – 10pm £11 (£9 Concessions) Saturday 6 July 11 am – 7 pm £11 (£9 Concessions) Sunday 7 July 11 am – 6 pm £11 (£9 Concessions) Tickets bought on the door for Friday-Sunday entry cost £14 (£12 Concessions) Tickets are valid for the duration of the weekend. Children under 16 years do not need to buy an entrance ticket and must be accompanied by an adult.
Founded in 2011 by Ryan Stanier, The Other Art Fair is the leading artist fair for discovering emerging artists. A platform for artists to present and sell their work directly to art buyers, each fair presents the works of more than 100 artists. In eight years, The Other Art Fair has hosted 38 fairs presenting over 1100 artists from more than 20 countries. Acquired by Saatchi Art in 2016, The Other Art Fair continues to grow both in the UK and abroad. 2019 will see a record twelve editions of the fair take place across the world in London, Brooklyn, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Sydney and Melbourne. Artists participating in The Other Art Fair are also featured on Saatchi Art’s online gallery, joining an international powerhouse of emerging talent, including more than 50,000 artists from over 100 countries.