In celebration of the 10th year of The Other Art Fair, it has been announced that Tracey Emin will be welcomed back as a guest artist at this year’s fair taking place at the Old Truman Brewery from the 15th to the 18th October.
Emin International will be launching two limited edition prints for the fair as well as an exclusive £50 poster that visitors can buy, giving them an opportunity to own a piece of work by one of the best known female artists in the UK.
These limited edition prints, titled Right Here and In My Head are taken from two paintings that were created by the artist over the summer and are available in an edition of 50. Meanwhile the poster, But Yea is exclusive to the art fair and has been created from Emin’s neon pieces of the same name created in 2005.
But other highlights of the fair will include The Green Room. This room acts as a hidden absinthe bar and art installation.Rebecca Mason’s Neon Health Service Department of Light Therapy and her Confessional Consultants will welcome visitors into this intimate space only lit by her neon artwork. By using interactive performance, she invites guests to engage with her art, relax with a cocktail and unburden themselves of their sins.
Meanwhile, artist Gavin Turk’s youth educational charity, The House of Fairy Tales will be holding an auction to raise funds for their 2016 children’s programme through the Matchbox project. This involves a number of invited artists creating their own matchbox artwork for a specially curated exhibition. Over the weekend, these pieces will be offered to collectors through a silent auction, with a minimum bid of £40.
The 10th edition of The Other Art Fair presents the work of 130 emerging artists from across the globe, who have been selected by art collector Sven Hanson and dealer and curator James Birch. This fair is used as a platform to uncover new and emerging artists and allowing them to form relationships with potential buyers and to help launch their careers in the art world.
The Other Art Fair takes place at The Old Truman Brewery from the 15th to the 18th October. Tickets cost £6-£8 in advance and £8-£10 if bought on the door.