Tabish’s Top 5 Art Fairs in London to visit during Frieze week

As a Frieze week special and on top of his usual Top 5, Tabish Khan brings you five art fairs in London to visit this week. Each one comes with a short synopsis to decide whether it’s for you.

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1. Frieze
Why go?: Major galleries, big name artists and wealthy collectors – the grand daddy of them all. Even with the over priced entrance fee, the place to be if you want your finger on the pulse of the art world.

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2. 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair
Why go?: Contemporary African art has never been hotter than it is right now. A chance to see why this is the case

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3. The Other Art Fair
Why go?: Each incarnation goes from strength to strength and now with a larger venue this is one to look forward to.

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4. Touch
Why go?: About as different as it gets – you’re not only allowed to touch the work, it’s the only way to truly appreciate it.

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5. Moving Image
Why go?: Video art is a genre on the rise and it’s been triggering much debate. See for yourself whether it’s still not quite there or if it’s the purest art form.

About Tabish Khan

Art Critic for both FAD and Londonist. See as many exhibitions as possible and write reviews, opinion pieces and a weekly top 5 for FAD.

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