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An exhibition where the artists also mix the drinks

A show of artistic movers, shakers – and cocktail-makers

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An exhibition where the artists also mix the drinks

Image: Chris Evans, Repeat Horizon, 2007, airbrush on oak slats, approx 280cm x 230 cm. Courtesy: Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin

October 13 2010
Sibéal Pounder

Perusing galleries from Brussels to Berlin to find a pièce de résistance can be a laborious affair, but Sunday Art – a fair in London organised by leading galleries Limoncello (London), Croy Neilsen (Berlin) and Tulips and Roses (Brussels) – aims to simplify the process.

From October 14 to 16, the P3 Ambika gallery space on Marylebone Road will be converted into a trove of works by more than 60 international emerging artists, all expertly sourced from some 20 young galleries, including Freymond-Guth, Taro Nasu and Laurel Gitlen. Chris Evans’s quirky airbrushed oak slat installation, Repeat Horizon (first picture), will be on display, along with Thomas Kratz’s delicate ink on linen piece, Untitled (China) (second picture), and Andy Holden’s knitted-wool sculpture, entitled The Pyramid Piece (third picture; savvy readers may have already spotted it at Holden’s exhibition at Tate Britain in April).

A selection of books will also be on sale from Glasgow’s cult publisher Aye Aye Books, alongside limited-edition sculptures, photographs and prints from the Zabludowicz Collection, the profits from which will be used to fund the collection’s Interaction Programme – an educational initiative working with schools and community groups to create art workshops and organise gallery tours.

And to complement the event, the refreshments – an assortment of cocktails available to purchase at P3’s Ryan’s Bar – have also been mixed by artists. Fiona Banner, Christian Jankowski and David Batchelor have all swapped paintbrush for shaker to create some interesting mixes, but New York-based artist Liam Gillick’s cocktail, “Maybe it would be better if we worked in groups of two and a half” (fresh lime juice and ice-cold vodka presented with a Ryan Gander-designed coaster), looks set to pack a particularly artistic punch.

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Sunday Art