It’s January, so it’s time to start thinking about the London Art Fair. This 5-day show at the Design Centre in Islington next week “brings together over 100 leading galleries from across the UK and overseas. 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.
“With its focus on quality and a uniquely welcoming atmosphere, London Art Fair gives you the opportunity to enjoy exceptional work from over 1,000 artists in one convenient location – making it the perfect place to catch up with friends in the new year.”
As in previous years, you’ll be able to find a number of Korean artists represented. A quick browse of the London Art Fair website, focusing on the usual suspects, reveals the following artists and galleries – though in previous years I have come across Korean artists showing in unexpected places, and I’m sure the same will be the case this year.
Artists: Lee Jaehyo, Kim Yeon, Cha Jongrye – you can get an idea of their work from LKL’s review of one of their group shows at Albemarle here.
Artist: Bae Chan-hyo. Againt, LKL’s review of a solo show at Purdey Hicks is here.
Artist: Kim Ha-young. A quick look at Kim Ha-young’s solo show Eat All You Can can be found here.
Artists: Shin Kiwoun, Kim Sangjin, Kim Sejin. We’ve never reviewed any of their works on LKL, but we’ve enjoyed Shin Kiwoun’s time-lapse videos of things being ground to dust, in reverse; and Kim Sangjin’s contraption which dissolved into water the words of British legal texts; and Kim Sejin’s eerie video of a deserted City of London.
The London Art Fair 2013 takes place at the Business Design Centre in Islington, N1 from 16-20 January.