18-22 January 2017
VIP Preview 17 January
Business Design Centre, Islington, N1 0QH
London Art Fair is the UK’s premier Modern British and Contemporary Art Fair. Annually launching the art world year, the Fair returns to Islington’s Business Design Centre in January for its 29th edition.
The Fair brings together over 100 carefully selected galleries from the UK and overseas, presenting museum quality Modern British art alongside international contemporary work from today’s leading artists. Alongside the main Fair, you’ll also find two curated sections focusing on emerging artists and contemporary photography; Art Projects, including ‘Dialogues’ curated by Miguel Amado, and Photo50, curated by Christiane Monarchi.
The Lightbox is delighted to have been selected as the Museum Partner of London Art Fair 2017, presenting major works from The Ingram Collection in a unique exhibition ‘Ten Years: A Century of Art’ at the Fair.
With The Lightbox celebrating its tenth anniversary since opening in 2007, the exhibition will include key works by twentieth century artists such as Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson and Eric Ravilious. Curated by Peter Hall (Curator, The Lightbox) and Jo Baring (Curator, The Ingram Collection) the display will demonstrate the breadth, depth and quality of The Ingram Collection spanning a century rich in artistic innovation and discovery.
The Lightbox Director Marilyn Scott will chair a panel discussion at the fair on Fri 20 Jan, 1.00pm:
Public Galleries: Art Outside of London, in association with The Lightbox
The UK prides itself on its museums, galleries and ease of access to culture and the arts all across the country. With funding cuts now becoming a reality for many important regional museums, this panel looks at traditional and alternative funding models, the importance of core collections and the support you can offer public institutions nationwide to ensure their survival and continuing access to arts and heritage outside of the capital. Chaired by Marilyn Scott (Director, The Lightbox) with speakers Simon Wallis (Director, The Hepworth Wakefield), Sarah Philp (Director of Programmes, Art Fund) and Tim Craven (Curator, Southampton City Art Gallery).
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Images: VIGO at London Art Fair 2016 © Mark Cocksedge; Jerwood Gallery at London Art Fair 2016 © Mark Cocksedge