The eighth edition of the Affordable Art Fair is about to kick off. This contemporary art event for all budgets combines big names from contemporary art and the latest trends with a maximum price of €6,000. On at the Superstudio Più from 26th to 28th January 2018, it promises to delight the public with quality works of art in an exciting virtual world tour of the 85 international galleries present.
By now a not-to-be-missed event for the art enthusiast, the theme of the 2018 edition which expresses the soul of the moment is LIVING WITH ART.
The Affordable Art Fair is an opportunity for meeting, exchange, research and sharing the latest trends in contemporary art in a dynamic and welcoming atmosphere and is the perfect place to discover emerging artists and works that express the culture of distant countries.
For the first time in Milan the Singapore ArtBlue gallery will be present, bringing works by one of the most frequently cited Vietnamese names; the Kitai Kikaku gallery from Tokyo will be showcasing examples of calligraphy which enchant collectors from all over the world and the Marseille Galerie Le Container from France (which in real life is actually housed in a shipping container) will also be there; a new entry directly from Canada, the Artêria Gallery plus the Spanish 3 Punts gallery, among the best in Barcelona which instead is presenting a very interesting range of hyper-realistic and highly ironic plastic artists.
With an international DNA but still highly attentive to the local artistic scene, this year the fair presents an important focus on Milanese galleries with the special Milano Contemporary section aimed at discovering both the artists and current trends of one of the world’s contemporary capitals.
All eyes will also be on the emerging scene along with Angelica Gatto and Emanuele Riccomi, the young curators from CAMPO, the course for curators promoted by the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in collaboration with the CRT Foundation for Modern and Contemporary Art. In recent weeks this organization has been working to identify the talents to be presented in the Young Talents space, the project dedicated to promising contemporary artists.
The Affordable Art Fair is also a chance to explore current issues related to the art world.
In the program there is a series of talks dedicated to the theme LIVING WITH ART. Open Care brings its experts to the event who will provide a simple yet interesting presentation of the cheaper side of the art system.
Other daily appointments looking at the contemporary image – an alternative way of understanding photography – will be curated by Francesca Marani (co-curator of the Photo Vogue Festival).
There will also be plenty of “games” for adults and children alike, with workshops in which to experiment some particular technique in the company of an artist and taking part in the creation of a collective work of art.
For more information visit www.affordableartfair.com.