Marking a decade of their London fairs, Moniker continues to push the narrative of urban art, and its role on the London art scene. This year, the art fair is relocating to Chelsea this October.
In an exciting celebration of British urban art, Moniker will partner with Urban Nation Museum, the urban contemporary art museum in Berlin, to curate its Installation Hall with British artists presenting work dealing with England now, Brexit and the future for today’s youth.
The Moniker Installation Hall, this year titled The English Edition “Dear George the UNion is Cross” will allow each artist a distinct exhibition space in which to present work focusing on the country’s state of play.
Exhibiting artists (all from the UK) include: renowned graffiti artist Pure Evil, a descendant of Sir Thomas More (writer of Utopia) whose works are easily recognisable by his trademark eye drops.
Pop artist and product designer Sebastian Burdon, also sometimes known by the alias ‘whatshisname’, who is best known for his unorthodox approach to breaking common conventions of modern design.
And bold stencil artists Snik who remain true to the origins of their craft, still painstakingly hand cutting their complex multi-layered designs, characterised by frozen scenes of dynamic action.
Alongside many others joining them. As part of the curatorial exchange with Urban Nation, Moniker is curating the Project M space in Berlin, exhibiting a solo show and installation with USA-based artist 2Alas on 13th September, just weeks before Moniker opens in London.
This exciting and important celebration of contemporary British artists continues through Moniker’s partnership with The British Art Fair (2nd – 6th October) located in Chelsea’s Saatchi Gallery – just a short walk away. The two fairs are offering a joint ticket to welcome visitors to enjoy a day of art in Chelsea during London’s Art Week.
Fair Director of Moniker Art Fair, Tina Ziegler, comments, “In times of such uncertainty, it’s important that we unite and celebrate our differences rather than encourage a further divide.Through our unique curatorial partnership with Berlins’ Urban Nation Museum we are able to
continue to build on our local foundations, while benefiting from such a rich cultural exchange. We are honoured that Urban Nation has chosen to spotlight British Artists for our 10th anniversary fair – a perfect example of the encouragement UK artists receive from EU curators and institutions.”
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