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Art Events You Shouldn’t Miss | Highlights of Art 14 London

Art Events You Shouldn’t Miss | Highlights of Art 14 London

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Updated: 23 March 2016
Art14 London, sponsored by Citi Private Bank, returns to Olympia’s Grand Hall in London, from 28 February – 2 March 2014. The Fair will welcome over 180 galleries from 42 countries. Contemporary and modern art from regions such as Asia, the Middle East and Africa will be on display by established and emerging artists from Lagos to Berlin and from Beijing to Dubai.
Kyoung Tack Hong, Pens
Kyoung Tack Hong, Pens, 194×259, Hakgojae Gallery, 2013, Courtesy the artist and Hakgojae Gallery

‘We are delighted to increase the geographical spread of countries represented,’ says Stephanie Dieckvoss, Fair Director. ‘The Fair is growing organically so visitors and collectors will have a more comprehensive experience in discovering works of art from around the globe.’ This year’s fair will continue to have a strong presence from Asia, marking the Fair as a significant focal point for contemporary Asian art outside of the region.

‘Museum Era: The Rise of Asia’

Friday 28 February 2014, 4pm

Across the world, privately owned museums are changing the ecology of the art world and the Global Private Museum Summit provides a unique forum in which an emerging and powerful force can meet and help to develop a sustainable future for the art world. To complement the summit, a public talk will examine the impact that private and public museums have on contemporary life in Asia. Speakers will include key figures from across the Asian continent.

Zhao Zhao, Waterfall
Zhao Zhao, Waterfall, 310x410x250cm, Alexander Ochs Galleries, 2013, Courtesy the artist and Alexander Ochs Galleries Berlin and Beijing

Art14 Performances

Art14 Performances will include work by 12 international artists, ranging from site-specific interventions, and actions, through to durational pieces shown in a dedicated performance space. The participating artists examine a range of formal and conceptual concerns within their practices through the framework of performance.

UK-based artist Jack Tan (UK, Nominated by Zabludowicz Collection) interrogates the performativity of power relations and political structuring in his practice. For Art14 London, Tan draws on Kensington Olympia’s history and long-standing tradition of hosting annual horse shows to create a new choreographed performance Will You, Won’t You? Using untrained dancers, a series of Dressage movements and sequences will be performed to a musical score.

Emma Smith’s (UK, Nominated by Zabludowicz Collection) research and production based practice examines the dynamics between people and place. Change in Energy = the Work involves 15 participants gathering periodically in various locations across the Fair over the course of one day, and responding to the architecture and works of art on display through vocal and physical actions.

Leah Capaldi (UK, Nominated by Zabludowicz Collection) will present a time-based performance sculpture Hum, in which participants will vocally transport a hum around the Fair for the duration of a day. Taking on the role of the exhibition goer, the participants will travel throughout the space passing a hum between them as they move.

Chung Heeseung, Folly (still),
Chung Heeseung, Folly (still), HD anamorphic video installation, 7min 59sec, HADA Contemporary, 2010, Courtesy the artist and HADA Contemporary

Art & the City

Art & the City is a programme of events, some private, some public, exploring how art is a motor of economic and social change in cities from Shanghai to Washington DC and from London to Dubai.

Public Talk – Saturday 1 March 2014, 2.30pm

The talk will examine place‐making as a global concern and look at cities such as Daugavpils in Latvia, where the Mark Rothko Art Center has opened. The talk will position artists as an engine of urban regeneration; each speaker has been at the forefront of driving change in a city through the promotion of art and culture and will highlight the impact and power this has on influencing and significantly altering the social and economic climate.


Judit Reigl Man
Judit Reigl Man, 207x270cm, Kalman Maklary Fine Arts, 1969-1970, Courtesy of the artist and Kalman Maklary Fine Arts Budapest

Food 4 Art

Art14 London hosts four chefs who represent some of the ways in which London now reigns in the world of restaurants. Each chef will oversee the food for one of the four days of the Fair. The chefs taking part all attach importance to art and have invested in significant collections for their restaurants.

Friday, 28 February – Rainer Becker

Rainer Becker, the German chef behind the high-end international restaurant brands Zuma, Roka and , will take up residency at Art14 London on Friday, the first full day of the Fair. Rainer is inspired by modern art and architecture as well as traditional Japanese art. He has amassed a personal collection and his favourite artists include Peter Blake, George Condo and Wu Sanchuan.


Saturday, 1 March – Jason Atherton

Following the opening of Berners Tavern in 2013, Jason Atherton will take up residency on the Saturday of the Fair. Jason’s flagship restaurant is the Michelin starred Pollen Street Social in London, which serves modern European fare. Atherton’s recognition that art plays a very important part of the experience in any of his restaurants has led him to build an impressive art collection, featuring work by Andy Warhol, Chris Ofili, Mark Titchner, Matthew La Croix and Juno Calypso. Atherton specially commissioned the artist Ben Ashton to create a piece for Pollen Street Social that reflected the importance of sourcing British produce, as used in his flagship restaurant.


Art14 London will take place on 28 February – 2 March 2014 in the Olympia Grand Hall, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX. For a full calendar and more information, please visit Art14’s website.

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