The Other Art Fair returns to King’s Cross, London for its Summer 2022 edition, featuring Flying Leaps, Art on a Postcard, guest artist Alison Jackson, DJ Sets, hand tattoos and 110 stars of the emerging art.
Highlights from past editions of The Other Art Fair in London
Presented by Saatchi Art, The Other Art Fair returns to King’s Cross in London for its London Summer Edition with a dynamic program that includes exciting features, guest exhibitions, installations, charity collaborations and DJs. The Other Art Fair is a global gathering of creative thinkers, game changers and pleasure seekers sharing emerging talent and unforgettable experiences. The artist-run fair combines boundary-pushing yet still affordable artwork with immersive installations, performances and a few curious encounters. The result is an inspiring, evocative, inclusive and fun art fair experience that reframes art. The fair is one of the most exciting showcases for independent artists and a must-visit moment for London each summer, offering astute collectors and those discovering art for the first time the opportunity to purchase works direct from the next generation of creators.
Surrealist Photography Artworks by Petite Doll, (also top of page) which will exhibit for the first time at The Other Art Fair London in July 2022
The summer fair will present 110 game-changing artistshandpicked by the London Selection Committee which includes Oki Magill (Founder, Blue Shop Cottage Gallery), Laura O’Hare (Co-founder and director of Visual Arts Association), Shirley-Ann O’Neill(Co-founder and director of Visual Arts Association) and Gemma Pepe (Founder and director of Art on a Postcard). For this edition, more than half of the exhibiting artists identify as women, helping to counter the gender imbalances prevalent in the art world. There are plenty of new artists to meet, as most of those exhibiting are new to the fair, including a surreal photo artist with over 181,000 Instagram followers. little doll for whom “…everything in life is art. What are you doing. How do you dress. The way you love someone, the way you talk about. The way you drink your tea. The way you feel. New works will be exhibited by a super famous illustrator Hannah Gilsonshe has worked with House of Hackney, ES Magazine, Liberty and Anthropologie. G Sing B who is also well known for his hyper-realistic drawings of celebrities and the rich and famous, will also be featured. His standout renderings push realism to its ultimate limits and have earned him a massive Instagram following of over 100,000. Phillips-Walmsley will showcase new works, they have previously been commissioned to design and install large-scale public artworks by the Southbank Centre, Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund. Izzy Khan, also joins the lineup, known for its incredibly detailed cityscapes inspired by his various childhood homes around the world, including Saudi Arabia and Alabama. She recently hosted a very successful pop-up at John Lewis and is the perfect performer for lovers of the global city. Architect turned artist Will Atkins aka make a relief will exhibit her dynamic sculptures made of cork, recycled plastic and resin, as well as Sorcha Bridge who celebrates female performers through theatre, music and more in her photography. Her works are hand finished with beautiful gold leaf and neon. James D Wilsona graphic designer turned artist who creates contemporary constructivism inspired by the artists of the 1950s and 60s who defined the original movement, as well as the black British artist Yazmine Happinesswhose beautiful and meaningful work deals with black lives and the displacement of black bodies in the African and Caribbean diaspora, exploring queer lives, morality and surrealism.
ALISON JACKSON PRESENTS ‘STRIKE A POSE WITH THE QUEEN’ New and Exclusive to The Other Art Fair!
Artwork by Alison Jackson LR: Camilla and the Crown, Kate, the Queen and Camilla at a Hairdresser, Royal Selfie, The Queen at William Hill
BAFTA award-winning artist and photographer Alison Jackson joins the lineup as a guest artist this summer and presents “Strike a pose with the queen”, a exclusive live installation photo booth personally hosted by Alison Jackson and the actress who proudly plays her queen. Jackson is known for her provocative and humorous work exploring the cult of celebrity and raising questions about the making of public image through sculpture and photography. She depicts the rich and famous doing things in private using cleverly styled lookalikes and realistic sculpting. She creates scenarios we’ve all imagined but never seen before, such as our platinum queen feeding her corgis, going to William Hill or using an ATM, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall sneakily trying on the crown, and Kim Kardashian straddling Pete Davison.
For the first time and exclusively for the fair, Jackson will bring his queen (also known as the actress who poses as the queen in Jackson’s work) for “Strike a Pose with The Queen”, offering visitors the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be immortalized next to Her Majesty on her Platinum Jubilee – pose while having a cup of tea with Queenie, or sit on a throne next to the Fair Lady herself. Alison Jackson will personally take and sign the photograph, leaving each visitor with a priceless and personal work of art to take home. The Queen will be present for the Vernissage: Thursday June 30 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and late Friday July 1 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
ART ON A POSTCARD SUMMER SALE 2022
Work of Art on a Postcard Summer Auction 2022 Top L-Bottom R: Adam Bridgeland –
Wake up next to the people who make you happy, Natasha Michaels – Likeness I, Redbellyboy – Christ On A Bike, Fred Ingrams – Winter Ditch
Art on a postcard will exhibit another impressive array of postcard-sized masterpieces, including works by the doyen of performance art Marina Abramović, Winner of the BP Portrait Prize from the National Portrait Gallery Ishbel Myerscoughalongside emerging artists such as Jade Montserrat, Tosin Kalejaye and Ruairi Fallon. Bring home an original mini-masterpiece by a highly collectable artist with bidding from just £50. All proceeds go to the Hepatitis C Trust for its campaign to eradicate hepatitis C in the UK by 2030.
Artworks of Art on a Postcard Summer Auction 2022: CB Hoyo – Study for I Like It, LUAP – Joy Ride, Ben Eine – Circus S
ATTRACTIVE INSTALLATION BY FLYING LEAPS AND UNCLE
The Flying jumps The poster project began in June 2016, the day of the UK Brexit referendum, with a poster by the artist and activist duo kennardphillipps. Since then, more than fifty works by artists, critical cartoonists, photographers and visual activists have appeared on the streets of cities and towns across the UK.
Flying Leaps posters by Derek Mawudoku, Magda Archer, Jeremy Deller, Magda Archer, Dr D and Tim Fishlock. Image by Clarke Joss
Continuing their mission to introduce new voices to the “visual conversations” resonating in our cities, Flying Leaps and UNCLE will wrap the perimeter of the July 2022 London edition fair of The Other Art Fair with their signed edition posters limited created by emerging artists and experienced practitioners including: Magda Archer, Dr D, Jeremy Deller, Tim Fishlock, Marcus Harvey, Benjamin Irritant, Heath Kane, Hayden Kays, Sarah Maple, Robert Montgomery, Simon Robert, Dolores de Sade, Sarah Staton, Mark Titchner, Mark Wallinger and much more. Displayed together, the posters address various personal and larger social and political issues associated with the current state of the nation. The thought-provoking show will bring public art and a bit of political provocation to King’s Cross West Handyside Canopy, and will remain public and free for all! NEW FUTURE ARTISTS As part of The Other Art Fair’s ongoing mission to break down traditional barriers in the contemporary art world, New Futures is designed to help launch the careers of emerging artists through initiatives that include an exhibition space free at fairs and artistic mentoring. Chosen by the founder of the fair ryan stanierthe winners of the London summer edition of The Other Art Fair in partnership with Central Saint Martins and of the Graduate Art Prize are Jennifer Jones and Losel Yacht. Jennifer Jones is recognized for her artistry in fine art and textiles. Its stand will explore science fiction and otherworldly themes, providing visitors with an experience of comfort and home life through its textile and technological installation. Tibetan artist Losel Yauch resides in London after growing up in New York. She is inspired by the relationship between conflict and creativity. Much of his earlier work has explored the occupation of Tibet, more recently color and composition have proceeded to the subject. Its stand will present a selection of vibrant and collectible pieces.
Works by New Futures Artists, Avatar I and II by Jennifer Jones and Haunting a Storm by Losel Yauch
LIVE TATTOO AND DJ SETS Charlotte Lahaussee AKA sticks not stones is back with his amazing hand tattoos. What better place to get a tattoo than in the middle of an art event, surrounded by inspiring artists and artwork! Tattoos start from £150 and designs will be from flash sheet. First come, first served! To see the flash sheet here and start planning your new tattoo. The artists exhibiting at the fair go beyond the visual arts alone. There will be DJ sets every evening from Thursday to Saturday from Hannah Lamb, Lora and alexander. The Other Art Fair has created something different, combining affordable art with unforgettable experiences, with editions now in London, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Sydney and Melbourne. Hailed as “the future of art” by The Guardian, The Other Art Fair will delight and inspire visitors with its diverse and immersive program which previously included interactive theatre, taxidermy classes, immersive dining, charity collaborations, guest artist installations, workshops and a colorful line-up of renowned guest artists. If you are looking for unusual encounters, this one is for you.
June 30 – July 3, 2022 Private opening: June 30 4pm-10pm West Handyside Canopy, King’s Cross, London
Visitor information:West Handyside Canopy, King’s Cross, London, N1C 4BZ Nearest stations: King’s Cross, Euston Square, Euston Private view:Thursday, June 30, 4-10 p.m. Opening hours:Thursday June 30, 4-10 p.m. Friday July 1, 1-9 p.m.
Saturday July 2, 11am-7pm
Sunday July 3, 11am-6pm
For the complete list of participating artists, visit: www.theotherartfair.com/london/artists/
See also: TEFAF Maastricht unveils first preview of artwork