Londonist is proud media partner to The Other Art Fair, celebrating 10 editions of contemporary art and emerging talent at The Old Truman Brewery in October.
Now in its 10th edition, The Other Art Fair returns to The Old Truman Brewery in October. This is Frieze for smaller pockets: a chance to get your hands on the 'Next Big Thing' in the contemporary art world, but also to look around and acquaint yourself with some seriously talented people and the fruits of their imagination and skill.
The major advantage of The Other Art Fair is the opportunity to meet these emerging talents — 130 of them for this edition — pick their brains and buy directly from them. It's a feel-good perk to know you're supporting artists not (yet) benefitting from the clout of a gallery, and a feel-even-better one to know you're saving a wad of cash with no hefty commission fees.
If you're not in the market to buy (even affordable art is beyond the reach of many of us) the browsing opportunities are not to be sniffed at. The fair ought to cater to all tastes, featuring a vast range of contemporary artworks and styles, from photography and screen printing to digital art and mixed media works. We're most excited about the addition of the new London First section, a curated collection of artists from Guatemala to South Korea, making their debut in our art-hungry city.
There's a promising programme of DJs, video performance and theatre, and an intriguing hybrid ideas forum hosted by Protein art and design agency: 'part TED-style talk, part discussion and part social club'. Young art-lovers won't be disappointed, with activities from The House of Fairy Tales, and less esoteric needs will be addressed, with food and drink from Assemble London, the brains behind Dinerama, and plenty of other options nearby.
Londonist readers get 50% off tickets for The Other Art Fair using the code 'LONDONIST'.