Highlights of London Art Fair, 21 – 25 January, 2015

The UK’s premier fair for Modern and contemporary British art opens for its private view. Situated in the Business Design Centre, Islington, the 27th edition of the London Art Fair runs 21-25 January.

Q&A with Sophie Hall, Gallery Director at Flowers Gallery, London

In the build up to its 45th anniversary, Flowers brings a diverse showcase of international practitioners to the London Art Fair. The family run gallery was established in 1970 by Angela Flowers.

Mary Barnes: Boo-Bah, Bow Arts, Nunnery Gallery, London

Prolific outsider artist Mary Barnes (1923-2001) is represented in an exhibition featuring paintings and drawings spanning her artistic career which began in the 1960s in Bow, East London.

Highlights from the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014

During December 2014, the small fishing town of Kochi in South India’s state of Kerala, was besieged by the international art crowd as the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014 (KMB) opened its second edition.

Self: Image and Identity – Self-portraiture from Van Dyck to Louise Bourgeois

Artists have been recreating their own image for centuries, from advertisement and preserving legacy, to figurative studies, political commentary and biographical exploration, self-representation has shaped Western art.

Sotto Voce, Dominique Lévy Gallery, London

The second show at Dominique Lévy’s new London space will map the progression of the abstract white relief geographically and through time, with a focus on the 1930s to 1970s.

Heinz Mack: ZERO & MORE, Ben Brown Fine Arts, London

Formed by Heinz Mack and Otto Piene of the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, the ZERO movement rejected the gestural language of abstract expressionism and instead sought for an artistic purity in the wake of the trauma of the Second World War.

Who Do We Think We Are, Impressions Gallery, Bradford

Pupils from 12 schools take over Impressions Gallery with photographic tableaux re-imagining the past, and playful contemporary portraits which explore history and social identity.

Katy Moran, Parasol Unit Foundation For Contemporary Art, London

In her first major solo presentation in a public London institution, UK-based painter Katy Moran presents a survey of her work from the past 10 years of her practice, curated by Ziba Ardalan, Founder/Director of Parasol unit.

Mapping the City, Somerset House, London

Mapping the City is an innovative exhibition of works by over 50 rising stars and internationally recognised artists from the street and graffiti art scenes who seek to inspire their audience.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries, ICA

For its 65th anniversary, Bloomberg New Contemporaries arrives at the ICA for the fifth time and selectors Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Enrico David and Goshka Macuga have chosen works by 55 of the most promising artists emerging from UK art schools out of 1,400 submissions.

Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style, IWM London

To mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, this exhibition will explore how fashion survived and even flourished during wartime. across 300 innovative exhibits.

Interview with Maggi Hambling, Wall of Water at the National Gallery

Known for her sculptures Scallop (2003) and In Conversation with Oscar Wilde (1998), Maggi Hambling has established herself as one of Britain’s most significant and controversial painters and sculptors. In her latest exhibition Wall of Water, Hambling returns to the National Gallery.

Reality Departure: Angela Smith, Louis Savage & Katrine Roberts

The second instalment of Lacey Contemporary’s launch of its artists showcases the work of three British painters. Reality Departure explores painting’s ability to capture the world as it is mediated by the human mind.

India Art Fair

Returning for its sixth edition, India Art Fair opens 30 January in New Delhi. The premier modern and contemporary fair has a global reputation as being one of South Asia’s leading art events.