Art 13 Fair : Modern & Contemporary Art : 1-3 March.13 : Families

Although  Art 13 London, which is being held at Olympia Grand Hall, and is free for kids, (£11 for adults) is definitely deemed to be more of a grown-up affair, and not on our usual weekend hit list, we are quite intrigued by it, as it is billed to be a family friendly event with their photography based family trail designed in partnership with their education partner (Zabludowicz Collection).

We hear that there will be live sound and performance art throughout the Fair, and there is an emphasis on providing an opportunity for a wide variety of visitors – including children and young people – to come discover and interact with great modern and contemporary art that is of institution-level quality from all over the world. With these chilling winds around, I’m pretty tempted to spend an hour or two surrounded by world-class art, charming people, and dream up my ‘Provence holiday house’ art collection, or my ‘chalet art collection’, and whilst I’m there the one for my ‘beach house’ collection (in Costa Rica of course)! PS. the bookshop will be worth a visit too, as it is run by The Saatchi Gallery Store, and they know what they are doing when they buy in their books … they have it all. xo

Art13 London. Alexander Ochs. Yin Xiuzhen

We also like that they have invited 18 ‘young’ galleries (which are under 6-years of age from across the globe), and that they have attracted some heavyweight and interesting speakers for their ‘free’ Art 13 talks (Wang Wei, Ramin Salsali, Charlotte Cotton, Don and Mera Rubell and others) as well as organising various Art 13 Performances, Art 13 Tours, and Art Outside, an annual event bringing works by both emerging and established contemporary sculptors to the outside of the Fair. It sounds like they’ve been working hard to create a world-class event to me!

Art13 London. Sumukha Gallery. Riyas Komu Woman Footballer, Oil on Canvas Size 78 x 60 Ins

For those of you that have the time to read on… here is some info about a few of the events within the Art 13 Fair.


Art13 London, sponsored by Citi Private Bank, is the most exciting new art fair to launch in a decade. See 129 of the world’s leading galleries from 30 countries showing thousands of artworks. Whether your interest is painting, sculpture, photography, prints and editions or multimedia, this is a great place to discover and purchase great art. With prices ranging from £100 to £500,000, there is something to suit everyone.

Art13 London. Paragon Press. Grayson Perry

Family Trail

Engage your children at the Fair with our Family Trail. Designed by the artist Nina Magalanayagam in partnership with our Education and Institutional Partner, the Zabludowicz Collection, the Family Trail focuses on photography on show at the Fair to introduce themes and concepts in contemporary art. Please pick up your Family Trail at the Information Desk, near the entrance of the Fair. The Family Trail is free of charge but an admission ticket is required to enter the Fair.

Art13 London. Hakgojae. LEE Seahyun.

Art13 London welcomes emerging galleries in Young Galleries, which will feature 18 galleries under six years of age.

Participating Young Galleries 2013

Art Outside 

Art13 London is pleased to announce a new partnership with Cass Sculpture Foundation. Together, Art13 London and Cass Sculpture Foundation will present Art Outside, an annual event bringing works by both emerging and established contemporary sculptors to the outside of the Fair. To mark Art Outside 2013, Zadok Ben-David’s ‘Exotic Tree’ and Eilís O’Connell’s ‘Conetwirl’ will be exhibited at the Fair throughout.


Art13 London is delighted to partner with the Saatchi Gallery Store as the Fair’s official Bookshop. The Saatchi Gallery Store (Stand A1) will offer a wide range of books and merchandise focusing on contemporary art as well as limited edition prints by emerging and established artists including Boris Mikhailov, Marc Quinn and Yelena Popova. For more information visit

Fortnum & Mason Champagne Bar and Restaurant

For the first time at an art fair, Art13 London is delighted to partner with Fortnum & Mason to create an exclusive champagne bar and restaurant at the Fair. Whether you would like a glass of Champagne Louis Roederer, lunch or their world-famous afternoon tea, this really is the place to take some time out and relax on your visit to the Fair. Click here for more information and to book a Fortnum’s afternoon tea package (includes entry to the Fair) from just £40pp.

For image credits please see below:

– Sumakha Gallery, Bangalore and Chennai

Riyas Komu (India) Woman Footballer Oil on Canvas
78 x 60 Ins

– Alexander Ochs Galerie, Berlin Yin Xiuzhen, (China)

Portable City: Madrid, 2012

– Hackogoe , Seoul

Lee Seahyun (Korea)

Between Red 162, 2012 Oil on linen 200x300cm

-Paragon Press, London

Grayson Perry (UK)

Map of Truths and Beliefs Wool and cotton
200 x 470 cm
Edition of 12

Published 2010