Vastari at Art14

Isabel Millar shares a wonderful blog post with a few of the highlights of Art14 London

Following a successful launch in 2013, Art14 was back at London’s Olympia last weekend. The Vastari team were excited to explore the fair, which showcased an impressively global collection of galleries. Featuring specially commissioned works and a variety of talks and performances, Olympia’s Grand Hall was buzzing. 

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Zhao Zhao’s Waterfall, one of Art14’s specially selected ‘Projects’. Alexander Ochs Gallery, Berlin.

Here are a few more pieces that stood out:

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Ronald Manullang, Contemporary Indonesian Art (CIArt)

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Oliver Jeffers, Lazarides Gallery, London

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There was a discernable trend for neon light sculptures..

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Some more of the Art14 PROJECTS:image

Parvis Tanavoli’s Heech ‘Nothingness’, 2012, standing right in the middle of the Grand Hall. Meshkati Fine Art.

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Benin artist Ronald Hazoumè’s Rat Singer: Second Only to God!, 2013, October Gallery. The ‘raft’ is made from used petrol cans. 

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…and Fung Lam’s The Tianamen Square Project (1989-2014), Jealous Projects, which played host to a variety of live musical entertainment. 

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One of Art14’s specially curated ‘Performances’, to consider the contemporary reception of live art, this is Gary Stephens’ Braid Performance, where the ‘audience’ could watch braiders laboriously braid their models’ hair against a soundtrack of typical hairdressers’ chatter of the streets of Johannesburg and Lagos.

 

All in all Art14 once again proved to be a highly immersive taster of both emerging and established contemporary artists worldwide. Its popularity (the fair attracted 21,231 visitors) is a sure proof of the important globalisation of the art market.