There are more art fairs in London this week than just Frieze London and Frieze Masters. Here's our guide to an alternative #friezeweek.
© Mauro Pinto
Following its New York debut earlier this year, the contemporary African art fair returns for its third and biggest ever edition with work over 150 artists including Ibrahim El-Salahi, Otobong Nkanga, Aboudia and Meschac Gaba on display in the elegant surroundings of Somerset House.
1:54, Somerset House, Strand, WC2R 1LA. £15, £7 concs, £30 four-day pass. Thu Oct 15 to Sun Oct 18.
Now in its sixth year, Sunday returns to Ambika P3’s subterranean space with a showcase of 25 international galleries who nurture the careers of young artists. New this year is an Editions section with works presented by regional institutions such as Spike Island in Bristol, S1 Artspace in Sheffield, and Focal Point Gallery in Southend.
Sunday, Ambika P3 35 Marylebone Rd, NW1 5LS. Wed Oct 14 to Sun Oct 18. Free.
Multiplied © SMD Photography. Courtesy of Christie's Multiplied
Dedicated to all forms of editions, this fair presents a myriad of prints and multiples with prices starting at £150. The 40 galleries showcase an array of famous names including Sir Peter Blake, Gary Hume, Fiona Banner, Terry Frost alongside emerging talent from the RCA, the RA and the University of the Arts London. This year they will host a series of talks including Cornelia Parker in conversation with Iwona Blazwick.
Multiplied, Christie’s, 85 Old Brompton Rd, SW7 3LD. Thu Oct 15 to Sun Oct 18. Free.
© The Other Art Fair
The tenth edition of this artist-led fair includes a new feature, London First, which presents international artists who’ve never shown in London before. Rebecca Mason is going to create an immersive secret installation, The Green Room. Plus, Brit art’s grande dame, Tracey Emin, is selling limited editions starting at a mere £50.
The Other Art Fair, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1 6QL. £8, £6 concs. Thu Oct 15 to Sun Oct 18. For tickets, see www.timeout.com/otherfair, joint ticket with Moniker Art Fair.
Banksy, No ball games (Grey) 2009. © the artist
Known for its experimental approach to showcasing art through immersive gallery spaces, the contemporary art/street art crossover fair returns to the Old Truman Brewery for its sixth year. Presenting works from over 15 galleries rooted in urban culture, this year the fair will be accepting Bitcoin payments, a global first. There's also a twist on the secret auction with Art on a Postcard’s Postcard Lottery. For just £50 you could be in with a chance of winning one of 200 original artworks by the likes of Gilbert & George, Harland Miller, Ryca and Inkie.
Moniker, Old Truman Brewery Brick Lane, E1 6QL. Fri Oct 16 to Sun Oct 18. £8, £6.40 concs, joint ticket with The Other Art Fair.
If you like swanky, slick, desirable design, then PAD is for you. Returning to Berkeley Square for its ninth edition, Pavilion of Art & Design London showcases the most stunning modern art, design, decorative arts, tribal art, antiquities, photography and jewellery from over 60 international galleries. Yesterday the fair announced the winners of this year's Moët Hennessy-PAD London Prize with both Rose Uniacke and Pierre Passebon being named Best Stand and Konstantin Grcic's 'Karbon' lounge chair, on Galerie Kreo (pictured above) being awarded best contemporary design.
PAD, Berkeley Square, W1J 6ES. Wed Oct 14 to Sun Oct 18. £20, £10 students, free under-15s.
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