The Other Art Fair
Runs from 24th November to 27th November 2011
This autumn, London will see the launch of a new and unique Contemporary art fair to be held at The Bargehouse on Southbank. Beginning on 25 November, The Other Art Fair will provide a platform unlike any other for artists, collectors and gallerists to connect directly.
A carefully selected array of 100 emerging artists has been chosen to display works and sell them directly to the public. The fair aims to give emerging artists, as yet unrepresented, an exclusive opportunity to promote their work and ideas. As the artists will gain all the proceeds from the sales they make, collectors are being encouraged to come to the fair prepared to negotiate. It will provide them with the chance to gain insight into their purchases, as they will be able to discuss the meaning and creative process of the works with the artists.
Charming Baker studied Fine Art at Central St Martins before launching himself as an artist without gallery representation. Feeling out of place in the art market, Baker has since carved himself a stellar reputation, with his work in the collections of Damien Hirst, Frank Cohen, Harry Blain, Aby Rosen, Alberto Mugrabi and Philip Niarchos. A recent show of his in Covent Garden sold out of works before the opening night.
Dr. Anthony Downey is the Programme Director of the M.A. course in Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London. He is the editor of www.ibraaz.org, an on-line research forum for the Middle East and North Africa, and he sits on the editorial board of Third Text.
Sophie Hastings has a variety and depth of experience in arts journalism that has made her an influential opinion former in the art world. Having profiled both artists and collectors from Tracey Emin and Mat Collishaw to Frank Cohen and David Tang, Hastings has an important insight into how lasting relationships are formed between artists and buyers.
Godfrey Worsdale is the Director of BALTIC and has curated some of the most important exhibitions of contemporary art outside London in recent years. Working at the Southampton City Art Gallery, the Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art, Worsdale has overseen exhibitions featuring Chris Ofili, Damien Hirst and the Chapman Brothers amongst others. This year BALTIC will also host the Turner Prize.
Graham Fink has become a forerunner in the field of contemporary creative culture through his experience as President of the Design & Art Directors Association, Executive Creative Director at M&C Saatchi and most recently Chief Creative Officer at Ogilvy & Mather. He is an award winning photographer and was nominated for a BAFTA for his film Millennium.
Venue Address: Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London, SE1 9QS
Private View: Thursday 24th November 2011 – 5pm – 9pm
Opening Hours: Friday 25th November 2011 – 11am – 7.30pm, Saturday 26th November 2011 – 11am – 6pm, Sunday 27th November 2011 – 11am – 6pm
Transport: Southwark / Waterloo Tube Station
For press enquires please contact Will Paget at Paget Baker: firstname.lastname@example.org
020 7323 6963
Text courtesy of The Other Art Fair
“In amongst all this though there is work by artists with promise. In particular I like elements of Edward Coyle’s architectural architectural muddles; Tom Hodgson’s playful darkroom trickery; the less brash of Islamiya Scarr’s collages; Kiwa Lam’s mathematical paper shapes; Rachel Wilberforce’s housing estate photographs [pictured]; the idea behind EA Byrne’s art criticism graphs; and the less obvious of Dan Hillier’s menagerie of Victoriana…”
Excerpt from Spoonfed, The Other Art Fair opens at The Bargehouse, by Tom Jeffreys