TOAF: An Innovative Platform

TOAF: An Innovative Platform

Looking to the future of creative practice, The Other Art Fair, London, returns this autumn to showcase a selection of emerging talent. Taking place across Bloomsbury’s historic Victoria House and The College, the event highlights 140 new visionaries working in photography, painting, drawing, sculpture and more. The 2018 edition engages with notions of the unexpected, presenting artworks that surprise audiences through new methods and compelling subject matter.

Featured artists include Carolina Mizrahi (b. 1982), cover photographer for Aesthetica Issue 83. The art director, photographer and set designer takes a cross-disciplinary approach, traversing a line between fine art and commerce. The images featured here are a commission for Vogue Gioiello 2015, inspired by the novel Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. Each series offers a bold and recognisable aesthetic, constructing new and surreal worlds by combining block colours, product placements and playful styling.

Other foregrounded practitioners include Nadia Attura, a photographer who works with layering techniques to create complex compositions. Often grappling with ideas of idealism and paradise, the bright images are multifaceted tableaux, combining unexpected objects, settings and colours to construct uncanny depictions of desirable destinations.

Taking place in locations around the world such as Melbourne, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Other Art Fair acts as a platform for the next generation of creatives whilst proposing a new model for events of its kind. Offering audiences the opportunity to meet and buy directly from innovative practitioners, it creates an inclusive arena for inspiration and collaboration.

The Other Art Fair, London, runs from 4-7 October. Find out more here.

1.  Carolina Mizrahi. Images from Ruby, Vogue Gioiello September 2015.