Shining a spotlight on emerging artists and new art scenes
Art and London have had an intimate relationship since the beginning of time. The city embraced originality and welcomed new ideas, making it a destination for aspiring artists of all kinds. This art fair is testament that this relationship still holds strong. START, presented by Prudential, is held at Saatchi Gallery and aims to shine a spotlight on emerging artists and new art scenes. On the ground and first floor, 38 galleries from cities that range from Seoul to New York, Cape Town to Riga, showcase the best of their gallery rosters with an emphasis on artists who are new to London. START Projects takes over the whole of the second floor with curator-lead solo presentations and group exhibitions. They include a fully immersive digital art presentation by Japanese ultra-technologists teamLab, the debut UK solo show of Prudential Eye Award winners Chim↑Pom and a curated section of solo presentations called 'This Is Tomorrow. Opening times: - Thursday 10 September: 11am-6pm - Friday 11 September: 11am-6pm - Saturday 12 September: 11am-6pm - Sunday 13 September: 11am-5pm Last admission: 30 minutes prior to closing time.
"Exposure to new collectors, affordable booths and the chance to build emerging artists' CVs drew exhibitors to London's newest art fair…and the children of established collectors were buying."