In collaboration with Protein design agency we presented a talks panel that explored how the classic museum institution has been reinvented for the modern world.
Mariana Pestana, curator at the V&A Museum, editor of Design Exchange Magazine and founding member of The Decorators.
Flying Object, creative studio and winner of Tate Britain's Tate Sensorium
Jack O'Brien, artist and curator of Tank TV
Terru Ryu Kim, artist and co-creator of Slime Face Emoji
Protein Forum: Museum 2.0
In the past the idea of a museum was simple. It was a place you would go to look at paintings, sculpture, performances or films. Today, you are as likely to look at art on your smartphone – and collectors are increasingly likely to invest in digital artworks. People want art that speaks their language and feeds into their interests, which is why Protein have invited a stellar group of experts to talk about how we can reinvent the classic institution for the modern world.
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Our official chartity partner, The House of Fairy Tales held a special auction to raise funds for their 2016 children’s programme through the creative Matchbox Project.
For this project The House of Fairy Tales invited a number of established and emerging, to each create their own matchbox artwork for a specially curated fundraising exhibition that was catalogued and promoted during the fair. Over the weekend the artworks were offered to collectors through a silent auction.
For our 2015 Bristol and East London fairs, Encounters Film Festival kindly screened a highlight collection of award winning short films focussing on the theme of Love.
Encounters is the UK’s leading short film and animation festival. The festival discovers, supports and develops new talent in filmmaking, providing a platform for emerging and established filmmakers from around the world, and a unique meeting place for the industry. From creative children’s classics to super-surreal short-film and right through to arm-bending animations, there’s something for everyone.
The true 'other' side of the fair was experienced by curious visitors who chose to become art fair renegades with immersive theatre company non zero one.
"This isn’t a gallery, this is a fair. The rules here are different. Besides, you know rules are made to be broken, don’t you?
Give us the signal by arriving at The Other Art Fair and holding a pen clearly visible in your right hand and we’ll know you’re one of the curious ones. We’ll know you’re up for taking part in a brand new audio piece from interactive theatre makers non zero one, and we’ll know you’re up for breaking the rules..."
IMA Studio presented an interactive installation piece at the October 2015 edition encouraging us to touch, move and play with art. The piece drew on the idea of space, taking the visitor away from their physical surroundings, and providing them with a moment of reflection.
For the 2015 Bristol and October fairs we presented an exclusive artwork from guest artist Sickboy. Printed by leading studio, Spike Print Studio, in a collaboration with The Other Art Fair, this screenprint of Lovers 2 gave visitors a rare chance to buy from this infamous urban artist.
Visitors were presented with a 6”x4” colour photograph and invited to exchange their image for one on display, and hence be part of curating a truly immersive, evolving artwork inside the Fever-Tree bar. The source image for Thurgood’s piece was the key to the Fever-Tree story and depicts co-founder Tim Warrillow harvesting ‘Fever Tree’ bark in the Congo. #FeverTreeArt
A group of internationally acclaimed artists were given a blank Stormtrooper helmet to ‘transform’ in their own unique style and donated their artwork in aid of the Missing Tom Fund.
Presented by Art Below, the exhibition at The Other Art Fair included artworks by Jake and Dinos Chapman, Paul Fryer, Ben Moore and Joana Vasconcelos.