Hot on the heels of the last Parallax Art Fair in February, the fourth edition of the fair comes to Chelsea this month, once again taking place at Chelsea Old Town Hall.
From 16th to 18th May 2012, the Parallax international contemporary art fair will feature over 2000 works from over 200 artists, both emerging and well-established, that hail from over thirty countries from across the globe – from India to Tunisia, Morocco to Costa Rica. This makes Parallax the largest “curated” international artist art fair in Europe and whilst many of the artists featured may have a strong following in their home country, they are yet to be known internationally.
The fair will feature some diverse pieces, from surrealist-like paintings and sculptures, quirky pieces of fish and even blades of grass. One of the highlights is a 10-foot high anti-war memorial with sculpted bronze dogs and skulls; another is a video piece about child brides by young British Asian artist, Shammi Begum. Catriona Robertson will be displaying her ceramics encased in bubble wrap – these reflect the various issues of exhibiting works of art, as well as referencing her earlier experiences at fairs when her pieces were precariously displayed, leading to breakages.
Tickets for Parallax cost £2, with 50% of this being donated to A21 charity. More on the Fair can be found at barlowfinedrawings.com/parallaxaf.html.
11am – 7pm, Wednesday 16th May
11am – 8pm, Thursday 17th May (jazz nite: 6pm – 8pm)
11am – 5pm, Friday 18th May
Chelsea Old Town Hall
Nearest tube: Sloane Square