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START Art Fair Launches in London Next Week

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Updated: 11 September 2017
Fall into September with three floors of contemporary art. This month, London’s Saatchi Gallery will play host to the fourth edition of the START Art Fair, which opens on the 14th.

A four-day exhibition of contemporary art, the START Art Fair gives 42 exhibitors a collective platform to spotlight promising new artists and collaborative projects.

Anouska Beckwith, The Golden Heart | Courtesy of the artist
Anouska Beckwith, The Golden Heart | Courtesy of the artist

Founded and developed by Saatchi Gallery and Parallel Contemporary Art, the START Art Fair promotes emerging talents, subsequently giving up-and-coming collectors and art enthusiasts alike the opportunity to partake in a newer, more affordable realm of the global art market.

START will feature strong presentations from around the world—from Australia to Taiwan, Nigeria and Latvia—including interactive installations and spirited group shows. But several galleries will showcase solo exhibitors as well.

Anouska Beckwith, Song to the Siren | Courtesy of the artist
Anouska Beckwith, Song to the Siren | Courtesy of the artist.

With Serena Morton Gallery, London-based fine art photographer Anouska Beckwith will exhibit her War in Heaven series. With nature and ‘the feminine’ serving as enduring themes in Beckwith’s work, War In Heaven addresses “the global destruction of Nature.”

The enchanting series portrays captivating, nude angels who have come to Earth to “assist in the healing and restoration of the planet,” Beckwith explains. War In Heaven is meant to remind viewers that we are “living in a realm of Heaven on Earth and that, through love and reconnection to the eternal life force, we can overcome anything.” Real trees will be exhibited alongside the photograph to simulate a natural environment.

Anouska Beckwith, I Am the Other You | Courtesy of the artist
Anouska Beckwith, I Am the Other You | Courtesy of the artist

War In Heaven inspired poet, actress, and filmmaker Greta Bellamacina to create a poem titled Tomorrow’s Woman, which will also be on display at the START Art Fair. After making her film debut in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire at 13, Bellamacina went on to publish and edit various poetry collections and an anthology of contemporary feminist poets called Smear. Bellamacina has been an active and accomplished filmmaker since 2013.

START Art Fair will be held at Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London, SW3 4RY, running from September 14 through September 17, 2017. For tickets, click here.