Saturday, August 19, 2017


Liu Bolin, Hiding in the City - Switzerland Magazine Rack, 2012. Courtesy of the artist.

START art fair, taking place from 14 - 17 September 2017 at Saatchi Gallery

• Curated selection of emerging galleries and artists from 25 countries to
exhibit at fourth edition of START Art Fair
• Special projects include focus on the dynamic Vietnamese and Korean art
• First major UK performance by Chinese artist Liu Bolin
START Art Fair today announced the list of participating galleries and special projects for the fourth edition of the fair, taking place from 14 - 17 September 2017 (Preview 13 September) at Saatchi Gallery. Launching London’s Autumn arts season, START 2017 will showcase the best emerging artists from new, innovative art scenes and developing markets across the globe.

The START exhibitors were selected by a curatorial committee comprising of Serenella
Ciclitira (Co-founder of START and CEO of Parallel Contemporary Art), Nigel Hurst (Cofounder of START and CEO, Saatchi Gallery) and curatorial partners, Mehta Bell Projects.

The fourth edition includes galleries and artists from 25 different countries: Argentina,
Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Denmark, Dubai, Hong Kong, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Nigeria, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, The Netherlands,
Turkey, United Kingdom, Ukraine, United States of America and Vietnam.

START will showcase leading emerging artists and galleries from 25 different countries, bringing exciting global art markets from Brazil to Belarus and Turkey to Taiwan to the fore. I thought you might be interested in a feature on the rising photography stars exhibiting at the fair.

Two specially curated exhibitions at START will feature works by leading Vietnamese and Korean artists, including photographers Duy Phuong, Nguyen The Son and Chan Hyo Bae. Son’s photographs explore the past, present and imagined future of cultural and living spaces in Hanoi, whilst Phuong's works aim to draw the Vietnamese’s attention to the changes taking place in their surroundings, as well as within themselves. Meanwhile Bae's iconic photographic portraits offer a prejudiced Korean view of Western history, drawing attention to the West's own cultural misconceptions of the East.
Photography is also well represented across the exhibiting galleries. Australian photographer (and influential Instagrammer) Sarah Bahbah will be presenting works from her popular series ‘Sex and Takeout’ courtesy of Art Unified (California, USA). Meanwhile Serena Morton Gallery will be exhibiting Anouska Beckwith's photographs, celebrating the seductive power of nature and the feminine.

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