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Latest events and happenings in the art world.

BIG COOL

The Other Art Fair in happening in Brooklyn, New York this month. Originating in London, the event has spread across the globe and now enjoys annual and biannual editions in several locations, from Dallas to Melbourne. The fair promises to deliver the most cutting-edge in design. “The Other Art Fair was born from a realisation of the disparity between an audience eager to discover the next big thing and talented artists struggling to gain recognition,” explains founder Ryan Stainer. “We are delighted that so many of our artists have been successful within the traditional gallery system: as prestigious international galleries choose to represent our artists, these individuals emerge in the spotlight of the art world as the names of the future.” Visit the Brooklyn edition for the inside scoop on the Big Apple’s burgeoning art talent.

  • When: 7-11 Nov
  • Where: Brooklyn Expo Centre, 72 Noble St, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA


William Blake (1757-1827) Pity c.1795 Colour print, ink and watercolour on paper 425 x 539 m Tate
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PEN TO PAPER

William Blake (1757 – 1827) was a poet, artist and engraver who, though his visionary work was largely neglected during his lifetime, is considered a leading figure in English poetry and art. Though many know him for his penned masterpieces, few know that he was also an expert with a paintbrush. The Tate Britain is determined to change this with the largest exhibition of the late artist’s work that this generation has ever seen. William Blake features some 300 of the artist’s original works. The show also features a recreation of the small domestic room Blake first revealed in art pieces in 1809 for a truly unique immersive experience. Finally, in another room, the Tate Britain achieves Blake’s lifelong dream to showcase his works in a huge space through the power of digital technology.

  • When: Until 2 Feb
  • Where: Tate Britain, Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P 4RG, U.K.
Cig Harvey, Roses, 2018, Chromogenic dye coupler print, Multiple formats available, © Cig Harvey, courtesy the artist and Robert Mann Gallery, New York

IN FOCUS

The historic Grand Palais in Paris is set to host the 23rd edition of Paris Photo, one of the world’s largest art fairs dedicated to photography, this month. The show offers an ambitious programme that celebrates the best photography the past two centuries have to offer. There is a diverse portfolio of photography on display, including fine art photography, arresting portraiture, and emotive series, environmental and political. For photography enthusiasts, it’s not to be missed as Paris Photo offers a unique insight into emerging techniques, past practices and global photography trends, and there are plenty of talks, curated exhibits and conversation cycles on offer.

  • When: 7-10 Nov
  • Where: Grand Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris, France
Cosmic Architecture, Nina Dunn, John Del, Nero, Lumiere Durham 2017. Produced by Artichoke. Photo by Matthew Andrews

WELL LIT

Lumiere, the U.K.’s largest light festival, celebrates its 10th-year anniversary and returns to its birthplace in Durham for another dazzling instalment this month. Since 2009, the Lumiere festival has invited artists from far and wide to create large-scale, light-led creations that transform public spaces when night falls. Its 10th edition sees the festival continue to grow and develop with artists experimenting with interactive light displays and presentations that are set to redefine our perspective of objects and spaces. Lumiere Festival is the perfect event for a dark, winter night, not to be missed.

  • When: 14-17 Nov
  • Where: Various Locations in Durham, England, U.K.
Photographic Negative – Polyester

SEVENTIES STYLE

The Art Gallery of Western Australia in Perth celebrates the 40th birthday of its Brutalist building with a series of exhibitions and events under the umbrella title AGWA 40. First erected in 1979, the building was designed by Polish-born architect Charles Sierakowski and served as a bold example of late Brutalist design. Explore the history of the building with exhibition Perth Brutal: Dreaming in Concrete, and see how the new layout transformed the way that the gallery was able to display art. Delve deeper into the art of the 1970s with the fascinating show That Seventies Feeling … the Late Modern, which also showcases some of the finest works to visit the gallery during the decade.

  • When: Until 3 Feb 2020
  • Where: Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA 6000