April 13, 2015  —  by

Art15: London’s Global Art Fair

credit: Art Fairs London Ltd.

Art15 Fair returns to Olympia, Kensington (London) from 21st – 23rd May 2015. 150 galleries from 40 countries will showcase pieces ranging from the modern era to the contemporary scene, exhibiting work from both established and emerging galleries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and USA.

As the Fair moves into its third edition, following the success of Art13 and Art14, there is an increased emphasis on curatorial rigour, with fewer participants and more focused installations. This year sees the highest number of solo presentations to date including ARNDT (Berlin/Singapore) showcasing the Filipino painter Rodel Tapaya; 10 Chancery Lane (Hong Kong) dedicating their space to Chinese artist Huang Rui; Australian artist Kate Shaw creating work live at Fehily Contemporary’s stand (Melbourne); Zipper Galleria (São Paolo) presenting Brazilian rising star James Kudo; Sulger-Buel Lovell (Cape Town/London) showcasing the work of emerging sculptor Isabelle Grobler; and prominent British painter Stella Vine presenting new work at COB Gallery (London).

Art15 will have a greater presence of Modern art, but contemporary photography remains a core focus with six solo photography displays including Cristina de Middel at La New Galery, Spain. The Fair also continues to explore the Asian market: in response to an increased presence from Taiwanese collectors, nine galleries from Taiwan are participating including Lin & Lin Gallery, AKI Gallery and Yiri Arts. Art15 continues its commitment to providing young galleries with a platform in London with the Emerge and London First sections. Spanning 19 countries, each section presents 14 exhibitors offering a view of the emerging international gallery scene.

Additionally, the Fair hosts a parallel programme of curatorial initiatives, projects with institutions and non-profits, and educational programming, and a programme of talks and discussions alongside the presentation of international galleries.