Moniker Art Fair 2018 London Edition



Moniker Art Fair returns to East London this week, with the fair officially kicking off on Thursday 4th October. Following their debut New York summer edition, the fair returns to London taking over the upper floor of The Old Truman Brewery for its 10th edition.

Expanding on last years fair, Moniker Art Fair will extend their 30,000 square foot fair space outdoors, showcasing the first-ever Formula-E art car by renowned British street artist D*Face, as part of their ongoing collaboration with Kaspersky Lab.



UK artist D*face talks about his partnership with Moniker and Kaspersky Lab as he explains his creative design process in the video above.

UNCENSORED presented in partnership with Urban Nation 

For the 10th edition, Moniker Art Fair has also partnered with Berlin’s Urban Nation Museum to present ‘UNCENSORED, a wholly unfiltered and unrestricted celebration of the revolutionary elements of urban contemporary art.

“Humanity has been failed on a fundamental level by those in power: a loss of ecological moralities; the embracement of corporate greed; inequalities rife between gender, race and social class. Traditionally, urban contemporary art has acted as a powerful voice in an attempt to highlight these crimes and enact societal change, but as the scene have been embraced by the public, inevitable commoditization has strangled those initial intentions” 

UNCENSORED will see 10,000 sq.feet within the fair filled with immersive installations that provides a platform for the artists unafraid of calling out the injustice we are currently experiencing across the world, those who have understood that the evolution of urban art does not mean abandoning its core values.

Moniker Art Fair in London

Fair Director of Moniker Art Fair, Tina Ziegler, says: "we welcome Moniker's guests to explore a number of thought-provoking, groundbreaking installations, created by some of the most important pioneers within the urban and contemporary world, curated in collaboration with Urban Nation and the support of Kaspersky. 

There aren't other events bringing these people together in the UK – it's a rare chance to see some of the most exciting international artists at one event while enjoying curated talks, films, immersive installations and so much more."







Moniker Art Fair 2018 Highlights include 


Thursday

  • Collectors & Curatorial Tour, by Fair Director Tina Ziegler and Urban Nation Museum Director, Yasha Young, Introduce the UNCENSORED Installation Hall.
  • Print releases from artists Bom.K / Vermibus / Lauren Bake / Dale Grimshaw 
  • Louis Masai Limited Edition Electroplated copper bee sculpture release
Friday
  • Landmark Gallery presents Live 1p portraits by artist Tabby.
  • Collectors & Curatorial Tour, by Fair Director Tina Ziegler.
  • The Beatbox Collective performs live on stage in The Art Conference
Saturday
  • Nuart Plus x Moniker talks programme: Nuart Plus presents a series of artist talks, presentations, panel debates and films from some of the worlds leading artists, scholars and industry professionals in critical street art practice.
  • FAITH XLVII Book Signing at Le Grand Jeu Book Shop
  • Exclusive Film Screening of the BBC Street Art Documentary, Obair Ealain
  • Nuart Journal Launch – Exclusive London Launch with Nuart Founder Martyn Reed & Editor Dr. Susan Hansen
  • From Hera to Eternity, a talk with artist Hera (DE) from Herakut
  • Trigger Warning! Talk with Artist Carrie Reichardt (UK)
Sunday
  • Talks and Q&A with Chicago based artist, DONT FRET at The Art Conference
  • Film Screening: "X Art" which highlights artists’ work containing strong social and political messages, while meeting with those who reveal why and how these artists and their work becoming so attractive to the public and the “ART WORLD”.
Visit the Moniker Art Fair website for the full extensive four-day fair program of events, talks, print launches, book signing, and screenings.




Moniker Art Fair Galleries

The galleries and artist from across the globe who be showing works at the Fair include:
Under The Radar Gallery (London, UK) / Jewel Goodby Contemporary (London, UK) / Thinkspace Projects (Los Angeles CA, USA) - Solo show by Kaili Smith / Jealous Gallery (London, UK) / Landmark Street Art (Carlisle, UK) / BSMT SPACE (London, UK)/ 1963 Gallery (London, UK)/ Egle Zvirblyte (Lithuania) / Curious Duke Gallery (London, UK) / The Art Hound Gallery (Cambridge, UK) - Solo show by Lauren Baker / Well Hung Gallery (London, UK) / Graffik Gallery (London, UK) / Spoke Art Gallery (NYC and SF, USA) - Solo show by Erik Jones / The Moleskine Project presented by Spoke Art / The Secret Art Prize / Fοusion Gallery (Barcelona, Spain) / Fanakapan (London, UK) / Vinyl on Vinyl (Manila, Philippines)


The artist open studios at the fair include: VESOD (Italy) Vermibus (Spain) / Bom.K (France) / Axel Void (USA) / Dont Fret (USA) / Skewville (USA) / Louis Masai (UK)

Uncensored Installation Hall Co-Curated by Urban Nation: — Lek & Sowat (France) / Herakut (Germany) / FaithXLVII (South Africa) / Ann J Lewis (USA) / Li’Hill (Canada) / David Mesguich (France) / Dan Rawlings (UK)

Tickets:
Tickets are available in advance from the Moniker Eventbrite webpage here.
(Collectors Preview £15/Day Pass £10/Multi Day Pass £20/Concessions £8)

Dates:
The fair runs from Thursday, 4 Oct 2018 – Sunday, 7 Oct 2018.

Fair Venue:
The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL

How to get there:
The nearest tube stations are Liverpool Street station and Shoreditch Overground station. The Old Truman Brewery has three public car parks which are situated outside the Congestion Charge zone - Elys Yard Car Park, Brick Lane Car Park and Grey Eagle St. Car Park.

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