Single Market Events (SME) has said more than 31,000 visitors attended the second edition of Art14 at Olympia London from 28 February to 2 March.
In total, the art fair attracted 31,231 art-lovers, collectors and curators (unaudited), a 22 per cent increase on Art13.
The organiser also reported a rise in galleries presented at the show. Sponsored by Citi Private Bank, the show featured 180 galleries and 700 artists from 40 countries including Hungary, Taiwan, China, Cuba, France, Russia, Germany and the UK. Last year’s inaugural event had 129 galleries from 30 countries.
A series of talks and seminars featured throughout the three-day show, with speakers including Iwona Blazwick, director of Whitechapel Gallery in London, Ramin Salsali, owner of Salsali Private Museum and Sunhee Kim, director of the Daegu Art Museum and former senior curator of Tokyo’s Mori Art Museum.
The Global Private Museum Summit was held on the first day, with the aim of establishing a network of international museum owners dedicated to sharing their expertise in developing arts programming globally.
Highlights of the fair included performances from 15 international artists, ranging from site-specific interventions, and actions, through to durational pieces shown in a dedicated performance space.
The art fair was the brainchild of Single Market Events owner Tim Etchells and Montgomery chief Sandy Angus.
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