Photoworks at London Art Fair 2019
Photoworks Presents: Blurred Borders
Friday 18 January 2019
London Art Fair 2019
Business Design Centre
Islington, London N1
We’re looking forward to partnering with London Art Fair again and participating in the fair’s Photography Focus Day.
Returning to the Business Design Centre in Islington, the 31st edition of the Fair takes place 16-20 January 2019.
See below for special 30% discount ticket offer
Photoworks Panel Discussion
We’re delighted to present a panel discussion as part of London Art Fair’s Photography Focus day:
Friday 18 January 2019, midday
How does the personal merge with the political in contemporary photography? Join Tereza Červeňová and Robin Maddock as they discuss their ongoing projects, both of which address the current political moment of flux as Britain leaves the EU and attempts to redefine its position in Europe. Červeňová’s June, an autobiographical response to the 2016 EU referendum and Maddock’s Nothing We Can’t Fix by Running Away, a long-term project attempting to shape an egalitarian portrait of England were both exhibited in the 2018 Brighton Photo Biennial: A New Europe. The conversation will be chaired by Shoair Mavlian, Director, Photoworks.
London Art Fair Ticket holders can register to attend this talk here
About London Art Fair
Annually launching the art world year, the Fair nurtures collecting at all levels, from prints and editions, to major works by internationally renowned artists.
Photo50 is London Art Fair’s annual exhibition of contemporary photography, providing a critical forum for examining some of the most distinctive elements of current photographic practice. Guest curated every year, it highlights a timely theme in current photography and adds a space and context to the photography presented by galleries at the Fair.
Who’s looking at the family, now? is an exhibition curated by Tim Clark that will engage with some fundamental questions about family life, its dynamics and complexity, as represented by a group of contemporary photographers and artists working in the UK and internationally. 2019 will also mark twenty-five years since British curator Val Williams’ seminal exhibition, Who’s looking at the family? which opened at the Barbican in 1994, offering the opportunity to consider the multifarious changes, both to notions of the family and photography, that have taken place during this time.
Ranging from documentary modes and found photography to conceptual approaches to the medium, and bringing together forms of construction or performative acts as well as sculptural interventions, the exhibited works meditate on what might constitute, or in some cases deconstruct, a family photograph. Many demonstrate the way images embark on a journey from a point of origin in the private sphere to enter the public gaze. Furthermore, boundaries between internal and external worlds become blurred to create part-spectacle, part socio-historical testimonies that provide windows onto issues of class, race and identity.
Exhibiting in Who’s looking at the family, now?, are acclaimed British Artists David Moore, and Léonie Hampton alongside works by artists on display for the first time in London, including Mexico-city based Mariela Sancari, Thai-born artist Alba Zari, Iranian Amak Mahmoodian and Lebohang Kganye from South Africa.
Exhibiting Artists: Poulomi Basu, Thom Bridge, Jonny Briggs, Matt Finn, Léonie Hampton, Lebohang Kganye, Erik Kessels, Louis Quail, Amak Mahmoodian, David Moore, Trish Morrissey, Mariela Sancari, Mar Sáez, Alba Zari
Photography Focus Day
An associated programme of events runs in parallel with London Art Fair with a Photography Focus Day on Friday 18 January 2019 including artist talks, guided tours and panel discussions examining contemporary photographic practice.
London Art Fair tickets are now on sale
Special 30% discount offer
Book online and enter PHOTOWORKS at the checkout to enjoy 30% off day tickets*.
(*£11 plus £1.75 fees)