The Kinetica Art Fair 2013

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The 5th Kinetica Art Fair returns February 28th – March 3rd 2013 at Ambika P3, as one of London’s annual landmark art exhibitions and a permanent fixture in the Art Fair calendar, renowned as the UK’s only art fair dedicated to kinetic, robotic, sound, light, time-based and new media art.

Having built up a diverse and international audience of over 12,000 visitors, Kinetica is hosting the work of over 45 galleries and art organisations nationally and internationally, with representatives from UK, France, USA, Poland, Holland, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Indonesia and Japan, collectively showing over 400 works of art.

Alongside the Fair, Kinetica will present a Feature exhibition, daily programme of talks, presentations and performances themed on Perception and Reality where eminent pioneers, experimental artists, performers and key figures in the field of kinetic and electronic art, cybernetics and neurosciences have been invited to participate. Kinetica will be collaborating with groundbreaking holographic technology company Musion to produce the fair’s programme of augmented reality, 3D projection mapping and live performances through Musion’s state of the art holographic screen.

Highlights of exhibitors so far include:

• Light installations from Artgiro and John Popadic

• Architectural models and 4D projections from AAD LAB

• Kinetic sound works from Alex Allmont

• 1960′s Op works by Italian kinetic artist Alberto Biasi

• A kinetic ‘tree’ from contemporary French artist Laurent Debraux

• A life-size ‘Galloping Horse’ made of light by Remi Brun

• Narrative mechanical flipbooks by Wendy Marvel and Mark Arnon Rosen

• Holographic works by Andras Mengyan – Gallery A22, Budapest

• Smart & interactive wearables by Rainbow Winters

• Illusion & Perception glass & mirror works by Jonty Hurwitz

• Mechanical contraptions by American artist Aaron Kramer

• Technological circuit mandalas by Leonardo Ulian

• Installations of kinetic jewellery from Jenny Lee, Myia Bonner and Mark Bloomfield

A special Kinetica exhibition within the Fair will feature eight pioneering international artists that are recognised and well established within the contemporary art world. Among the 8 so far confirmed, include:

Gregory Barsamian, a Brooklyn low-tech artist who has a self professed “Industrial Revolution-style.” His work explores dream-like states through zoetropic sculptures using persistence of vision, and challenges what is real and what is perceived. His most recent commission was for the worlds largest private collection at David Walsh’s Museum of Old & New Art in Tasmania and he has works in collections worldwide including ICC (Inter Communcation Centre) Japan.

Tim Lewis creates animatronic objects that raise questions about the boundaries that lie between nature, perception and fabrication. His work is in the collections of Arts Council Great Britain, British Council, Damien Hirst, British Airways and many more. Tim Lewis will be creating a new work for Kinetica 2013.

Chris Levine is one of the most progressive artists working in light today and is widely considered one of the pioneers of the laser and holographic artform. Commissions, clients and collaborations include HRH The Queen, Mario Testino, Cartier and Hugo Boss. The innovative use of laser, holographics and LEDs feature extensively in his work which has an edge of pertinence and super modernity.

Christiaan Zwanniken’s installations are like interactive Wunderkammers, new configurations of shrieking, clapping, ticking curiosities generated by machinery, as if in a futuristic zoo. His works are hybrid, techno-animalistic figures, made of wire or cable that come to ‘life’, responding to the viewer and to each other. Zwanikken plays nature – against artificial – against viewer removing any authoritative role. Zwanniken has recently exhibited at American Museum of Natural History, New York and at the most recent edition of ISEA. He will be debuting a new work for Kinetica Art Fair 2013.

Kinetica Museum will also be curating a smaller exhibition within the Fair to showcase 10 Kinetica Oxygen Artist Members. This new membership scheme has opened the door for many artists to be showcased through Kinetica. The selection for Kinetica Art Fair 2013 will be made in December 2012.

Kinetica Art Fair provides an opportunity for serious buyers and art collectors to procure cutting edge international contemporary art (previous collectors have included Damien Hirst, David Roberts, David Walsh, Ron Dennis & Anthony Horowitz), whilst remaining accessible to new buyers interested in the field. Leading artists and galleries from around the globe will gather to exhibit work that converges science, technology, nature and new media to present astonishing and often breathtaking creations. Prices range from £200 – £50,000

Kinetica Art Fair 2013 will for the first time present a live and online auction on the Saturday evening of the Fair, led by an auctioneer from Sotheby’s, to highlight the increasing popularity of this genre as a collectable artform.

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