The Parallax Art Fair returns to the Chelsea Old Town Hall next month – on the 13th and 14th October – featuring over 200 assorted international artists and welcoming those from Syria, Oman, Pakistan, India, Brazil and Nigeria for the first time.
The world’s largest curated international artist fair, Parallax aims to ensure that both established and emerging artists are equally represented – which sees work exhibited that is extremely diverse, both culturally and artistically. At the heart of the Fair is the practical exploration that new ideas are developed within art history, whilst Parallax’s ‘no superiority’ philosophy makes a statement about the problems concerning knowledge acquisition and objects designated as contemporary art.
Some of the highlighted artists at next month’s Fair include Adib Fattal from Syria whose vibrant, full-of-character and somewhat fairy-tale-like paintings depict scenes of naive happiness and content, which are contradictory to the struggles and efforts to re-establish relations between the West and Syria in the current day.
UK artist Alex Dipple generates graphic-like work using copies of The Evening Standard newspaper, cutting off the consumable information and replacing it with recurring lines that form puzzles in your mind.
Another artist that will be highlighted at the Fair is Faiza Khan from Pakistan, who explores the idea of being a woman in the Islamic state of Pakistan.
Art historian Dr Chris Barlow, who is producing and curating the Parallax Art Fair, says:
“We are very excited to welcome new, fresh artistic discoveries and showcase the very best of contemporary art from artists who rarely have the chance for international exposure.”
Entry to the Fair is free, although donations on the door go towards the PAF Benevolent Fund for the children of artists.
More details about Parallax can be found at barlowfinedrawings.com/parallaxaf.html, and do also follow the Fair on Twitter: twitter.com/ParallaxArtFair. You can register for tickets for the Fair at parallaxartfairlondon-eorgf.eventbrite.co.uk/?ebtv=C.
Parallax Art Fair
11am – 5pm, Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th 2012
Chelsea Old Town Hall