This week I queued and squeezed my way into the opening of Jay Joplin’s new White Cube space in Bermondsey. I wrote a review of the space for Art Pie here’s a snippet…
White Cube Bermondsey, Photo: Ben Westoby.
Funding cuts aplenty and rent price hikes it’s no wonder galleries are tiptoeing around trying to make the best decisions when it comes to their businesses. So there was surprise when art collector Jay Joplin announced the opening of his third London space – White Cube Bermondsey.
Already coveting two sort-after addresses in Mayfair and Hoxton this new venture seems to be taking on not only a larger space – in fact 58,000 sq ft of interior space- but a different vibe too. Set in 1970s warehouse it is the largest of the gallery’s three London sites and has been re designed by Casper Mueller Kneer Architects. The result is what on the opening last night looked like a cross between a spaceship and a multi-storey car park entrance…
For the full review skip on over to the street, modern and contemporary art site Art Pie, follow their latest ‘tweetings’ here @art_pie
Stay tuned for my review of the Affordable Art Fair next week! In the mean time see my list of to do’s this week below for some great projects and exhibitions! x
Some cherry picked art fairs this autumn:
Palace Art Fair
6- 9 October Fulham Palace
A relative newcomer its the second Palace Art fair from the people behind Brighton Art Fair and Made craft fair. The fair shall be packed with treats from over 100 contemporary artists working in painting, metal, cermaics and more. A great chance to sneak a peek at some great artists rising in the ranks.
13-16 October Regents Park
An obvious must, the biggest in the London art calendar, known for hosting an array of galleries and some eye catching installations. Last year we really enjoyed the walking installation by Annika Ström’ entitled, Ten Embarrassed Men so we cannot wait to see what’s in store this year.
North London Affordable Art Fair
27 – 30 October 2011 Hampstead
This is the first North London Affordable Art Fair, all set to take place along side its Battersea sister in the idyllic Hampstead Heath. Expect lots of great art at even greater prices, last year we loved the @Jottadotcom curated section with some highly talented emerging artists, its a chance to pick up an art bargain!
Sluice Art Fair
15-16 October Mayfair
Expect a laid back but creative atmosphere with installations, performative works and screenings including a preview breakfast, panel discussions, art-making educational activities for children and more. This is a proactive art fair with an aim of being a platform for young galleries and project spaces to exhibit their artists’ work, gain exposure and ultimately facilitate discussion between artists.
We have been busy scouring the world (well just the internet) for new additions to our likes pages for the arts world including @LondonCallingUK @ArtSpotterApp click me for more!