Complementing START’s ethos of presenting up and coming artists and galleries are a series of curated projects that reflect the Fair’s global agenda and further the fair’s reputation of combining credible and critically acclaimed exhibitions alongside the compelling gallery showcases. The aim is to offer the audience an alternative and engaging art fair experience and provide artists with a dynamic platform, to generate stimulating dialogues with other artists and new art audiences.

START 2018 Projects was proud to present:

Will to Faith

Curated by Yan Wang

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Curated by SunJu Lee & Serenella Ciclitira

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Lauren Baker

Supported by Utsava Kasera

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Hana Louise Shahnavaz

The Prince's School of Traditional Arts

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Wahid Porges Israeli

featuring Irma Orenstein

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Shantanu & Nikhil

Independence supported by Utsava Kasera

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Previous START Projects have included the UK debut presentation of teamLab, Mahmoud Obaidi, ChimPom, Future Island by Mehta Bell and the debut performance by Liu Bolin.

teamLab an Ultra-Technologists group from Japan created a fully immersive installation at START 2015. It was a technological feat; a digitally generated landscape of blossoming flowers and butterflies that reacted to human touch.

Liu Bolin: The Disappearing Art, was a live performance by Liu Bolin and a highlight of START 2017. The artist was painted in situ against a specially commission installation made entirely from LEGO bricks, gradually blending into the background and becoming entirely invisible. The performance receive widespread success, featuring on Sky News, The Daily Telegraph and Evening Standard.

Liu Bolin went on to partner with luxury fashion brand Moncler for their Spring Summer 2017 ad campaign photographer by celebrated photographer Annie Leibovitz.

START offers the ideal forum to truly engage with emerging art globally as well as in London.