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London Art Fair 2017, Islington

January 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am - January 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm


The 29th edition of London Art Fair takes place from 18-22 January 2017.

Annually launching the art world year, the Fair provides a supportive environment for collectors of all levels. Museum quality Modern British art is presented alongside contemporary work from today’s leading artists, covering the period from the early 20th century to the present day. Featuring 129 Exhibiting Galleries from paintings to photos.

In addition to the main Fair you’ll also find two curated sections focusing on younger galleries, new work and contemporary photography; Art Projects and Photo50. Follow #LAF17 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Opening Times & Tickets

Tickets in advance £11.50 to on the door £22, £5.50 off with a National Art Pass

Tuesday 17 January
VIP Preview: 3pm – 6pm*
Preview Evening: 6pm – 9pm

Wednesday 18 January
Photography Focus Day
11am – 9pm

Thursday 19 January
Thursday Late in association with Peroni Nastro Azzurro
11am – 9pm

Friday 20 January
11am – 7pm

Saturday 21 January
11am – 7.30pm

Sunday 22 January
11am – 5pm

Talks and Tours Programme

Wednesday 18 January – Photography Focus Day
 Christiane Monarchi, editor of Photomonitor and curator of Photo50, chairs Made Together:
participating and collaborating in photographic practice – a discussion in which Anthony Luvera,
Baptiste Lignel, Melanie Manchot and Wendy McMurdo: four artists presenting work in London Art
Fair 2017’s Photo50 exhibition ‘Gravitas’, discuss the importance of interaction, participation and
collaboration between artist and subject in their lens-based practice
(12pm – 1pm)

 Brett Rogers OBE, director of The Photographers’ Gallery, chairs a discussion on Collecting
Contemporary Photography in association with The Photographers’ Gallery exploring current trends in
the photography world and how to grow your contemporary collection. Panel members will include
Helen Trompeteler, Christiane Monarchi Hannah Watson, gallerist and photobook specialist and
Nicholas Campbell, founder of Narcissus Arts.
(4.30pm – 5.30pm)

Thursday 19 January
 Iain Robertson, Head of Art Business at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, chairs The Art Business Today, in
association with Lund Humphries – a debate around the current state of international art business,
reflecting on emerging trends, new opportunities, and the sector’s future in the wake of Brexit and on
the eve of the Trump inauguration. With Yasmin Railton, Jeffrey Boloten and Melanie Gerlis
(11.30am – 12.30pm)
 Georgina Adam, Art Market Editor-at-Large at The Art Newspaper; Art Market Contributor at The
Financial Times, chairs The Economy of Museum Loans, in association with The Ingram Collection. Jo
Baring, Director at The Ingram Collection talks to collectors Tim Sayer, art collector, and Valeria
Napoleone, discussing the current infrastructure that exists to facilitate partnerships between public
institutions and private collectors across the UK
(1pm – 2pm)
 Seven models and dancers perform Collection Tautologique & Moral by Regina Frank in collaboration
with Carlos Cabral Nunes (Curator – Perve Galeria). With silent interactions and actions the
performers will feel and fulfill sculpture-dresses made from original painter’s linen, bringing textiles to
life. The performers will walk, dance and interact slowly, like moving sculptures, creating a tension
between performer / object, viewer and artwork
(Thursday 1pm – 1.45pm & 6pm – 6.45 pm & Friday 1pm – 1.45pm)
 Farah Nayeri, culture writer for the New York Times, chairs Internationalism Through Art – How Art
can Flatten the World – a talk that looks at the ways in which the art world is capable, or otherwise, of
crossing cultural and geographic boundaries. On the panel will be Miguel Amado, a curator of
international renown and guest-curator of the Dialogues section of the Fair, Legacy Russell, UK
Gallery Relations Lead at Artsy, and Guido Maus, Director of Maus Contemporary
(4pm – 5pm)
Thursday Late in association with Peroni Nastro Azzurro
 Thursday Late in association with Peroni Nastro Azzurro provides the opportunity to visit the Fair after
hours and enjoy an insightful programme of talks, tours and performances. Highlights include Liam
Geary Baulch’s performance Sea Squad presented by The Nunnery, a performance piece that
channels the power of cheerleading – with individuals working together as a team to make
statements in formation and through the wit and rhythm of ‘cheers’ (7pm – 7.45pm)
 A series of tours starting with Collector and Curator: can you be both? led by Melanie Keen, Director
of Iniva (5.30pm – 6.30pm). This is followed by Fair Highlights with Own Art (6.30pm – 7.20pm). In
the final tour of the day, Sotheby’s Institute of Art guides visitors through general highlights (7pm –

Friday 20 January
 Melanie Keen, Director of Iniva chairs Iniva presents: Care and Concern – supporting contemporary
women artists – a discussion that explores methods of support for women’s art practice from the
multiple perspectives of collecting, curating and philanthropy with Day+Gluckman’s Eliza Gluckman,
journalist, curator and advisor to Women for Women International Nadja Romain and programme
curator of Stanley Picker Gallery Stella Bottai
(11.30am – 12.30pm)
 Marilyn Scott, Director of The Lightbox, Woking, chairs Public Galleries: Art Outside of London, in
association with The Lightbox – 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 with speakers Simon Wallis, Director of The Hepworth Wakefield, Sarah Philp, Director
of Programmes at Art Fund and Tim Craven, curator at Southampton City Art Gallery
(1pm – 2pm)
 Writer and broadcaster Michael Bird chairs Sculpture Today – A Conversation, in association with
Lund Humphries – a discussion about the changing definition of sculpture since the post-war period,
and its appeal and status today. Featuring Polly Bieleka, Gallery Director at Pangolin London, and
Melissa Hamnett, Curator of Sculpture at the V&A
(2.30pm – 3.30pm)

Saturday 21 January
 Modern British Art and the Idea of Europe, in association with Apollo is a discussion chaired by
Thomas Marks, editor of Apollo which asks what British art can tell us about the cultural links
between this island and the continent. Is modern British art more international than often
considered? And will it look more or less so in the future? with Simon Martin, Creative Director of
Pallant House Gallery
(2pm – 3pm)
 Further highlights on Saturday include Images of youth – who calls the shots, in association with
PhotoVoice. Speakers include Jack Lundie (Director of Communications, Oxfam), Christiane Monarchi
(Founding Editor, Photomonitor and curator of this year’s Photo50) and photographers Ailyah Otchere
and Michelle Sank. This panel discussion asks whether photographers’ images are representative of
the stories that young people themselves want to tell and how photography can address tensions
between youth identity and representation
(3.30pm – 4.30pm)

Sunday 22 January
 On the final day of the Fair, artist Sarah Pimienta (Director, Social Fabric) and artist educator Lala
Thorpe lead Interactive education workshops in association with Parasol unit foundation for
contemporary art. The drop-in workshop is inspired by Tschabalala Self’s new exhibition at Parasol
unit foundation for contemporary art. Tschabalala Self constructs exaggerated depictions of female
bodies collaging a combination of sewn, printed and painted materials, traversing different artistic
and craft traditions. You can drop-in at any time and this workshop is suitable for all ages with all
materials provided
(12pm – 3pm)


Visitors can also book onto insightful daily tours of Art Projects led by Pryle Behrman and on Thursday 19
January Pryle will be joined by Miguel Amado, who will lead a tour of ‘Dialogues’. On Photography Focus
Day, experience photography highlights with a tour from Jean Wainwright
Iniva lead two tours showing how to bring a curator’s eye to collecting and on Own Art’s tours you can
hear personal insights from exhibiting gallerists and discover emerging artists.
Sotheby’s Institute of Art are also offering daily highlights tours with different focuses – photography,
contemporary, Modern British and emerging markets


January 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am
January 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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