Spotlight on Art13 London

Janet Bellotto, Mira Mare, 2006, CDA Projects, Istanbul, Turkey

Janet Bellotto, Mira Mare, 2006, CDA Projects, Istanbul, Turkey

artnet is pleased to partner with Art13 London, which will be held at the Grand Hall Olympia from March 1 to 3. This year, Art 13 London is featuring 129 galleries from 30 countries around the world, and over 70% of the participating galleries are exhibiting in London for the first time. The Modern and Contemporary art fair will present works of various media, including paintings, sculptures, photographs, and prints.

Azade Köker, Infantile, 2012, Galeri Zilberman, Istanbul, Turkey

Azade Köker, Infantile, 2012, Galeri Zilberman, Istanbul, Turkey

Art13 London has organized various collaborative projects in conjunction with the main event. Guests of the fair will be able to enjoy Art13 Projects, Art13 Talks, Art13 Performances, Art13 Tours, Art OutsideFamily Tree Trail, the fair's official bookshop, and Fortnum & Mason Champagne Bar and Restaurant.

Art13 Projects will present 21 large-scale sculptural installations made by established and emerging international artists from Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the West. These projects, which will feature artists such as Zena el KhalilChris LevineZhu JinshiRomuald Hazoumè, and El Anatsui, express social, political, and historical messages.

Carlo Borer, 421 Cluster 4, 2011, Galerie Ivo Kamm GmbH, Zurich, Switzerland

Carlo Borer, 421 Cluster 4, 2011, Galerie Ivo Kamm GmbH, Zurich, Switzerland

Art13 Performances will bring together leading contemporary performance artists. The performances, which will take place throughout the fair, include live drawings, a pop group playing homemade instruments, and a video of a personal story.

Art13 Talks will present panel discussions on the developing and continuously changing art market. Talks will examine the role of collecting and the growth of private museums in a globalized world. The first lecture, “The China Movement," will be held on March 1, followed by “The Global Rise of the Private Museum" and “Saudi Arabia and Contemporary Art: Reaching Out" on March 2, and “Contemporary Photography, Community and the Positive View" on March 3.

This year, Contemporary Key will host Art13 Tours. The tours, which are free of charge with a fair ticket, will give guests an opportunity to meet gallerists and discuss certain works.

James Hopkins, Shaft, 2013, Salon Vert, London, UK

James Hopkins, Shaft, 2013, Salon Vert, London, UK

Art13 London recently joined forces with the Cass Sculpture Foundation to present Art Outside, an annual event that brings works by both emerging and established contemporary sculptors to the outside perimeters of the fair. This year, the fair will feature Exotic Tree by Zadok Ben-David and Conetwirl by Ellis O'Connell.

Art13 London will also explore new ground with the kid-friendly Family Tree Trail. This project, designed by the artist Nina Magalanayagam in partnership with the Education and Institutional Partner and the Zabludowicz Collection, focuses its attention on photography, and introduces themes and concepts in Contemporary Art.

Art13 London also united with the Saatchi Gallery Store for the fair's official bookshop. The shop will offer an extensive array of books and merchandise, focusing on Contemporary Art as well as limited edition prints by up-and-coming and well-known artists.

Ben Turnbull, Heroes III, 2011, Eleven, London, UK

Ben Turnbull, Heroes III, 2011, Eleven, London, UK

In addition, Art13 London worked with Fortnum & Mason to create a private champagne bar and restaurant at the fair. Whether you would like a glass of champagne, lunch, or their world-renowned afternoon tea, this is the place to take a break and unwind during your visit to the fair.

Art13 London is one of the most exciting new art fairs, and promises to be London's premier event of the season.

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