London Art Fair celebrates it’s 30th edition. Here’s our pick of the fair.
Yingmei Duan To Add One Meter to an Anonymous Mountain, 2014, (Photograph of live performance with East Village artists, Beijing, 1995), Photography by. Lu Nan, Pigment ink on archival paper, 74 x 109 cm
Defying Chinese authorities ban on nudity in public places, Duan performs her work out of town. Her works explores the self and social identities through photography, drawing and video.
Art Projects, stand P19b
This solo show of multi media artist Marion Boehm positions African subjects dressed in fineries to readdress their absence in documents from the colonial period, creating a history of what should have been.
Art Projects, stand P3
Featuring four artists working in Australia and New Zealand, Alaska Projects takes a look at colonialism from the heart of where it started. Angela Tiatia’s film explores gender, the commodification of the body and sexuality. Salote Tawale reacts to societal expectations of beauty and behaviours, while Kate Scardifield takes historical artifacts to explore their colonial history and meanings. Catherine Clayton-Smith addresses ideas of home and memory.
Art Projects, stand P21b
Finch’s beautiful and arresting images cover themes of identity, love, loss, freedom and the female form. Her intense nudes depict psychological spaces as much as literal ones.
London Art Fair, to 21 January.
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