Art14 is in its second edition (it was called Art13 last year) and judging from the crowds lined up Thursday night at Olympia Grand Hall, it is definitely one to take notice of. Branded as the global art fair, it brings together artists and dealers from up-and-coming art cities as Hong-Kong, Beirut, Cluj, Istanbul or Sao Paulo, plus the usual suspects. Impressions? Rainbows, unicorns and kittens are globally in!
Puppies in every form were present too: a ceramic one (the beloved Koons’ vase), mixed media specimen and a live chihuahua, merging splendidly amongst the ample presence of bling and kitsch. Other entertaining arrangements involved bumblebees, 3m high Facebook tombstone, South Park–themed stained glass wall, paintings of little Mermaids and Lazarides’ street art galore.
What we liked:
Los Carpinteros‘ speakers’ installation and Felipe Dulzaides‘ photo series (a Cuban version of Belgian Solutions) @ Galeria Habana,
Adeline de Monseignat‘s cocoon sculpture @ Ronchini,
Katinka Lampe’s paintings @ Les Filles du Calvaire,
Jake & Dinos Chapman‘s etchings @ Paragon Press,
Yinka Shonibare Cannonball Heaven @ Pearl Lam galleries
and the Emerge section of the fair.
Art 14 is in London Olympia Grand Hall from today till Sunday March 2nd from 11am till 7pm (on Sunday till 5pm)