Greener Future

In 2019, The Other Art Fair is setting itself the challenge of creating a Greener Future... 

Teaming up with Broadcaster and Head of Collections at Soho House Kate Bryan as curator, we have programmed a year-long series of events, initiatives and exhibitions to take the steps to becoming more sustainable.

In our efforts to join the greener side at our May Brooklyn edition, we will be hosting a number of exciting new features.  See our full program below

Fair Founder Ryan Stanier introduces our new venture for 2019 and beyond - A 'Greener Future'

"I started The Other Art Fair back in 2011 to support unrepresented artists. Since then we have sold over 20,000 artworks, welcomed over 200,000 visitors and worked with more than 3,000 artists across 20 countries.

Eight years on and our mission has expanded. I believe we can still do more but in order to continue working with artists, and developing events which both stimulate and surprise our audiences, we must aim to do this in a sustainable way.

Events so often have a negative impact on the environment and an art fair is no different. We have therefore set ourselves the challenge to be more thoughtful in every decision we make as an organisation and our commitment is to be as environmentally aware as possible. We are now working towards being wholly sustainable and across all our fairs we are taking steps to get much closer to that.

To do this we are working with Broadcaster and Head of Collections at Soho House – Kate Bryan. Kate is very passionate about the sustainability and she will be curating a number of initiatives to highlight many of the issues faced by both artists and organisations like ourselves.

The Other Art Fair is committed to making a difference. I believe we are currently having a positive impact on the art world by cultivating the emerging part of the market, but in order to create art we need a healthy world to be both inspired by and to live in.

It’s yet another reason we are The “Other” Art Fair.Ryan Stanier, Founder of The Other Art Fair

Artwork using found upcycled pieces by London Fair Artist Steve McPherson, 'Starboard'.

ART UPCYCLE

Art Upcyle is a new initiative where we will be reviving your unwanted artwork by a creative talent! Bring your unloved artwork to the fair and have them transformed into one of a kind original artworks.

Art Upcycle spots are $100 each and must be booked with a valid fair entrance ticket. Book early to avoid disappointment. BOOK HERE

Schedule below:

Thursday, May 2: Zoe Buckman 7-9 PM

Zoe works across sculpture, textiles, installation, and photography. An art activist, don't expect empty doodles for your upcycled works, Zoe will bring your unloved work thoroughly into the contemporary political and social landscape.

Friday, May 3: Jon Burgerman 6-8 PM

Jon is a purveyor of doodles and is often referenced as a leading figure in the popular 'Doodle' art style. He embraces improvisation and play through drawing and spectacles, a perfect talent for our Upcycle project.

Saturday, May 4: Scooter La Forge 1-3 PM

Scooter has turned his playful, fun colourful and wild style into murals, clothing, prints and paintings. He is an artist that breaks down boundaries between creative disciplines and so bring him the unexpected to transform before your eyes.

Saturday, May 4: Antoinette Wysocki 6-8 PM

Abstract painter Antoinette plays a precarious balancing act in her layered work between analytical painting and random actions and chance. Expect her to take her intuitive eye to your tired old artwork and allow you to see it again through her fresh eyes.

Sunday, May 5: Alexandre Singh 2-4 PM

Alexandre's practice is restless and discursive, encompassing a wide range of media. His work often takes unexpected detours so expect the unexpected as he marshals your unloved artwork into a weird and wonderful new terrain.

REUSE

Reuse is the name of the game. We will be selling a resuable cup designed especially for The Other Art Fair by David Shrigley and with discounted cocktails also on the cards, you'll want to just keep coming back.

The limited edition cups can be bought in advance here or purchased onsite at the fair - more information can be found here

PLASTIC PAPER

Plastic Paper is a project by Placeholder, the multidisciplinary design & brand studio of Sho Shibuya, based in Brooklyn, NY. The project celebrates mundane, underappreciated daily design while raising awareness about the ecological disaster of plastic waste. Plastic Paper is primarily a photography book, but also features collaborative products with artists and brands, all in direct support of the Parley Foundation’s plastic clean-up initiative.

FEEDBACK WALL

The Feedback Wall is where we will be asking visitors to leave your ideas and suggestions to further our cause in creating a community of art lovers who help each other be more eco-aware.

BLUESTONE BABE

This year, Brooklyn based tattoo artist, Bluestone Babe will also be creating an exclusive, underwater-inspired flash sheet for SeaLegacy, The Other Art Fair Brooklyn’s official Charity Partner, and donating a percentage of the profits. 

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