START is a platform that shines a spotlight on emerging artists and new art scenes. Organized by Parallel Contemporary Art and Saatchi Gallery, START takes place across all three floors of Saatchi Gallery and aims to enable collectors, curators, and the greater public to discover new artistic talent. The third edition of START will take place from 15 to 18 September 2016.
START creates the best possible showcase for young galleries and new artists by providing an elegant environment with museum-quality spaces.
With over 60 galleries from 35 cities, START presents an overview of contemporary art from around the world, reflecting the breadth of today’s art world. Niru Ratnam, Fair Director said: “At this moment in time, it is vital to celebrate the tremendously positive side of globalization and the way the art world has become truly international. START is very much a place to discover the new art scenes that are developing around the world as well as emerging artists from more familiar art cities.”
The fair is accompanied by START Projects. These include the first UK exhibition by Cambodian artist Sareth Svay (b.1972 Battambang) who was the overall winner at the third edition of the Prudential Eye Awards. Other START Projects focus on the Middle East as a major new art scene with exhibitions of work by Mahmoud Obaidi (b.Baghdad, 1966), Dia Al-Azzawi (b.1939), and a presentation of works by three emerging Qatari artists. More details on all START Projects will be released later this month.
See the full list of exhibitors.
15 – 18 September 2016, 11am to 6pm (5pm on Sunday 18th)
- Start Art Fair
- Start Art Fair