Business Design Centre Islington, London N1

We’re looking forward to presenting some talks and to exhibiting again at London Art Fair.

Returning to the Business Design Centre in Islington, the 29th edition of the Fair takes place from 18-22 January 2017.

See below for special 30% discount ticket offer

Photoworks Presents

We’re delighted to present two talks during the fair:

Wednesday 18 January 1.30pm
Photoworks Presents: Fashion Spreads – Photography, Fashion and Cultural Identity 
Contributors to the latest issue of Photoworks Annual discuss photography, non-western style and photography’s role in global fashion. Confirmed speakers include Elizabeth Kutesko, writer and lecturer in dress history at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Carol Tulloch, writer, curator and professor University of the Arts London and Annebella Pollen, Principal Lecturer in the History of Art and Design at the University of Brighton.

Saturday 21 January 11.15am
Photoworks Presents: Desert Island Pics – Karen Knorr
Charismatic photographer, Karen Knorr will become our latest castaway and discuss her eight favourite photographs for another in our ongoing talks series Desert Island Pics.

Talks are free to London Art Fair Ticket holders but places must be booked in advance.

About London Art Fair
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  work from today’s leading artists, covering  the early 20th century to the present day. In addition to the main Fair you’ll  find two curated sections focusing on younger galleries, new work and contemporary photography; Art Projects and Photo50.

Photo50: Gravitas curated by Christiane Monarchi
Photo 50 is a guest-curated exhibition of contemporary photography featuring fifty works. It provides a critical showcase of some of the most interesting and distinctive elements of current photographic practice. This year, Christiane Monarchi, Founding Editor of Photomonitor curates ‘Gravitas’ an exhibition exploring lens-based representations of childhood and adolescence.

Christiane asks,
‘As the gap between childhood and maturity fills with lived experience and memory, how (and when) does the adult present him/herself today? What are the guiding virtues for today’s children, for their emotional well-being, expression of self and play? How does the adolescent identity evolve within and navigate contemporary society’s mixed bouquet of tradition and counterculture? These questions may have multifaceted answers shadowed by their own rapid obsolescence. They provide a window into the world of adults-in-waiting, whose virtues and vices can appear as timeless as the lens-based image and its prosthetic imaginary, which freezes these fleeting moments in their development.’

LAF17 Photo50 Artists:
Madison Blackwood, Bronte Cordes, Sian Davey, Sophie Green, Frances Kearney, Baptiste Lignel, Anthony Luvera, Melanie Manchot, Wendy McMurdo, Yvette Monahan, Spencer Murphy, Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, Abbie Trayler-Smith.

Photography Focus Day 
An associated programme of events runs in parallel with London Art Fair with a Photography Focus Day on Wednesday 18 January 2017 including artist talks, guided tours and panel discussions examining contemporary photographic practice.

London Art Fair tickets are now on sale at £15 (plus £1.50 booking fee) in advance. Tickets on the door are £22.

Special 30% discount offer
Book online and enter PHOTOWORKS at the checkout to enjoy 30% off day tickets*.
Offer ends 13 January 2017 * applies to standard day tickets only, booking fees apply

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