A new art fair is poised to open in London next year and will be a collaboration between Tim Etchells of SME London Ltd and Sandy Angus of Andry Montgomery, the founders of ART HK. They have now officially announced the inaugural fair line-up at Art13 London. The new modern and contemporary art fair will feature over 120 galleries from over 30 countries.
With three sections, the fair offers an opportunity for many exhibitors who have found London’s Frieze Art Fair in October out of reach. Alongside the main section are the Young Galleries section (featuring 17 galleries under six years of age) and the London First section (which will feature young galleries under six years from across the globe that have never participated at an art fair in London.)
“Our line-up is reflective of the desire to see more diverse and fresh art,” fair director Stephanie Dieckvoss told ARTINFO UK. “Collectors mention this to me a lot, the wish to see something different. Moreover, it is also very much in line with current curatorial practices as seen for example at dOCUMENTA this year.”
Blouin Artinfo reports:
50 percent of the galleries will be presenting works by non-Western artists, and 45 galleries come from outside Europe and the USA. 30 territories are represented — including China, India, Africa, and Brazil — which is very much in keeping with the art world’s growing interest in emerging markets
It is notable, however, that only three New York galleries have signed up to the fair.
With the long established Armory Art Week taking place only days later in New York, will Art13 draw the crowd needed to establish this new fair on the international calendar?