The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art, returns to London’s Old Truman Brewery this March showcasing 150 game-changing artists alongside a vibrant programme of guest features.
Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the fair continues its mission to reframe art, and how it is experienced; offering an art fair experience that is evocative, inclusive, and inspiring.
In celebration of March’s International Women’s Day, this edition of the leading artist-led fair is focused on championing women in art and alternative practices sometimes excluded from the art world such as textiles and floristry. The diverse programme includes everything from special exhibitions, DJ sets, installations, and workshops to an art vending machine.
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Trailblazing Chila Kumari Singh Burman will feature as the fair’s special guest artist. She has created an exceptional, hand embellished print, Nipple Spread Squeeze Toastie exclusively for the fair. It will be available from her stand for under £250, offering the chance to get your hands on a highly collectable and world-renowned artist’s work.
“I am thrilled to have been selected as The Other Art Fair’s special guest artist this year. The feature comes at a particularly important period in my practice, my works are in high demand following a number of recent high-profile commissions from Tate Britain, Covent Garden and Liverpool Town Hall among others” says Chila Kumari Singh Burman.
“I have been continually flying the flag for South Asian artists, investigating representation, gender and cultural identity through my work. My recent installations have really resonated with us all, at a time of radical change post-pandemic. I’ve served as a trustee on the board of Rich Mix in Bethnal Green for over a decade and have created artworks still on display at the Kobi Nazrul Centre on Brick Lane so my connection to the area surrounding the Truman Brewery is a strong one too. I’m looking forward to returning to the area and displaying a selection of my works for The Other Art Fair.”
Alongside her print, Burman will be showcasing her beautiful works that examine the experience of South Asian Women and her Punjabi heritage. Renowned for her radical feminist practice examining representation, gender and cultural identity. Burman works across a vast range of mediums, including printmaking, drawing, painting, installation and film. She utilises kaleidoscopic colour, glitter and striking imagery to continually challenge and dismantle stereotypes. Her work to emancipate the image of women, has resulted in the creation of influential works infused with messages of female empowerment befitting of this fair’s aim to champion and celebrate female creators.
A highly Instagramable installation by The Line Girl will take over the entrance to the fair. The site-specific, engulfing piece will greet visitors as they arrive and reset the mood for a journey of artistic discovery and unexpected creative encounters.
The Line Girl is a queer multidisciplinary artist who uses collage, drawing, installation and performance to explore the infinite subject of ‘Lines’. Her work leaves no boundaries uncrossed and rejects a preference for a traditional canvas in favour of working on walls, floors and objects. Alongside her entrance installation, remember to stop by her special feature space inside the fair.
The 2022 London selection committee includes Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator and VP Art Advisory, Saatchi Art, Alessio Antoniolli, Director of Gasworks and Triangle Network, Ellen Mara De Wachter, leading Arts and Culture writer and co-author of ‘Great Woman Artists’, and Claire Feeley, Head of Exhibitions and Learning Programmes at Jupiter Artland. Additionally, artist, curator and founding member of gal-dem, Leyla Reynolds has selected the two March 2021 New Futures prize winners.
The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QR
Nearest stations: Shoreditch High Street, Old Street, Liverpool Street
Thursday 17 March, 4-10pm
Thursday 17 March 4-10pm
Friday 18 March 1-9pm
Saturday 19 March 11am-7pm
Sunday 20 March 11am-6pm
For the full list of participating artists visit: www.theotherartfair.com/london/artists/
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