Cutting out the middle man and providing a platform for unrepresented artists to display (and sell) their work directly to their audience, London’s The Other Art Fair has had two successful runs. They represented roughly 80-90 practitioners, first across two pop-up galleries in Covent Garden in November 2011, and gain at Ambika P3 in Marylebone in May 2012.
This year, organisers plan to expand to two showcases in April, coming up next weekend between Thursday, April 25 and Sunday, April 28, and then in October. They’ve also extended the network online, in partnership with Culture Label and plan to physically expand their events outside the capital, offering the same opportunities regionally. It’s just another example of the rapidly rising self-starting culture surrounding contemporary art that aqnb fully supports. See their website for more info.**