Moniker Art Fair

While Frieze sprawls its way through Regents Park this week, over in east London Moniker Art Fair poses itself as the antithesis to the art world behemoth, presenting a series of prints and other artworks that are a little more off-the-wall.

Deedee Cheriel
Deedee Cheriel

Design Week favourite David Shillinglaw is working on a rather exciting installation, a teaser of which can be seen on this rather ominous video:

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David Shillinglaw at Moniker Art Fair 2013

Among the 16 galleries showing at the fair are Scream Editions; TAG Fine Arts; Jealous Gallery; StolenSpace, which represents street artists D*Face and Shepard Fairey and Hang-Up Gallery.

Greg Lamarche
Greg Lamarche

As well as the main exhibition, throughout the four day event there will be a number of events including live painting, talks, tours and film screenings.

Jamie Lau, FCKF

Source: courtesy of TAG Fine Arts.

Jamie Lau, FCKF

Taking the fair outside, street artist Leon Keer will be creating one of his signature 3D-effect paintings at Ely Yard, near the main fair site.

Stanley Donwood,  Anaheim

Source: courtesy of TAG Fine Arts.

Stanley Donwood, Anaheim

The exhibition design aims to create an experiential feel, looking to set itself apart from its more dressed-up art fair sisters.

David Shillinglaw
David Shillinglaw

Indeed, you’d certainly not expect to be plunged into an  ‘Apocalypse Now-style bunker’ at more traditional fairs, which is a space that artist Beejoir is aiming to forge at this year’s Moniker.

Moniker runs from 17 – 20 October at The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1. For more information visit www.monikerartfair.com

Last year's Moniker
Last year’s Moniker

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