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The Other Art Fair

by Alex Field
Only in its second year, the Other Art Fair offers a selection of one hundred artists who do not currently have gallery representation the chance to exhibit their work. In turn, Londoners get the chance to ‘buy direct from the artist’ -- an alternative to the swanky international art fairs.  Other than not being gallery-led, the crucial difference between this and Frieze, The London Art Fair, or the Affordable Art Fair, is real pocket-accessibility; prices here begin at £50, so the average art lover is genuinely able to buy. In this case accessibility also relates to the Fair's target audience,... [more]
Posted by Alex Field on 5/13/12
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Something Old, Something New

by Jeffrey Andreoni
          Jannis Kounellis, a pioneer of  Arte Povera, has never made a basement look as elegant as he has today. In Arte Povera, the theatricality of the work is of the utmost importance; any resulting art objects are merely by-products of this performative element. After a career that spans several decades, Kounellis’s work still preserves a certain 'Aliention Effect', engaging the viewer at an almost exclusively theatrical level. Entering the gallery from the ground floor the viewer is immediatly confronted by a giant steel “K”. Once beside the structure one can observe how... [more]
Posted by Jeffrey Andreoni on 5/2/10