ABOUT THE FAIRSTART is a platform that shines a spotlight on emerging artists and new art scenes. Organized by Parallel Contemporary Art and Saatchi Gallery, START takes place across all three floors of Saatchi Gallery and aims to enable collectors, curators, and the greater public to discover new artistic talent. The third edition of START will take place from 15 to 18 September 2016.
START creates the best possible showcase for young galleries and new artists by providing an elegant environment with museum-quality spaces. In 2015, START featured 38 galleries from across 23 countries. Alongside the Fair, START also featured four high quality curatorial projects. Japanese collective, teamLab, presented their UK premiere to overwhelming critical acclaim by media and visitors alike. Chim↑Pom, winners of the 2015 Prudential Eye Awards, also their first solo exhibition in London to great critical success. A selection of works from 'Singapore Eye' focused on the most innovative contemporary art being made in Singapore. The fourth curatorial project, 'This Is Tomorrow', featured galleries from around the world presenting solo exhibitions of artists who represent the next generation of international artists or work with issues arising from today's globalised landscape.
Applications for START 2016 are open. Click here to find out more or contact Niru Ratnam at firstname.lastname@example.org