The London Art Fair is held at the Business Design Center London and was founded in 1989. It was specifically made to provide a space to showcase extraordinary modern and contemporary art for people to discover and buy. It brings together international and British galleries. The art fair displays early 20th century to contemporary and modern art, which is presented by private collectors and galleries. The first-ever London Art Fair launched with just 36 galleries from the UK. Today, it welcomes 125+ galleries. Alongside the main fair, there are curated sections that focus on less established galleries and new works. The two curated spaces include Photo50 and Art Project.
The Photo50 section displays contemporary photography, while the Art Project section features large-scale installation, solo shows, and group displays. Within the Art Project section, visitors can also enjoy ‘Dialogues,’ ‘Screening Room,’ and ‘Platform.’ ‘Dialogues’ is a guest-curated section of Art Projects made to encourage and nurture relationship between the home and the world, the ‘Screening Room’ is an accompanying program of collaborative film and media initiatives, and the ‘Platform’ is a new feature which focuses on a single unique theme each year.
The London Art Fair invites visitors and collectors to enjoy works by renowned artists from the 20th century to today. Both visitors and collectors are welcome to browse through numerous types of art, from sculptures, ceramics, photographs, to paintings. This art fair caters to all art lovers and collectors with any tastes and levels of experience. Since 2014, the art fair has selected a regional museum partner to work with each year. These partners create a distinct exhibition to enable visitors and collectors to experience the quality, significance, and heritage of regional collections.
In 2019, the fair partnered with Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne. London Art Fair 2019 had around 130 leading international galleries, both longstanding exhibitors and notable new additions. These galleries come from the UK, Lithuania, Russia, Japan, South Korea, Argentina, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Canada, etc. Among the galleries are Elisabeth Frink, L. S. Lowry, Alan Davie, Roy Lichtenstein, Duncan R. Miller Fine Arts, James Freeman Gallery, The Scottish Gallery, Abode, Chiara Williams Contemporary Art, (S)ITOR, Galerie Emmanuel Hervé, as well as Cynthia Corbett Gallery. The fair also welcomed around 20,000 attendees from the UK and from all around the globe.
The next London Art Fair will be a giant start to 202’s art calendar. London Art Fair 2020 is the 32nd edition of the art fair that will take place from 22 to 26 January 2020 with VIP Preview the day before its public opening on 21 January 2020. While the full list of participating galleries for London Art Fair 2020 is yet to be announced, it has become one of the most anticipated art fairs in the world. People are ready to dive into the world of collecting and find the next big thing in the art world. London Art Fair 2020 is an unmissable fair. Any tourist visiting London next January should definitely add it to their itinerary.