LONDON – Building on the success of its international art fair program, SCOPE Art Fair is pleased to announce the return of its fourth SCOPE London art fair, October 16-19, 2008.
Conveniently located in Lord’s Cricket Ground, SCOPE London is situated directly across from Regents Park, within walking distance of Frieze. SCOPE London’s 50 international exhibitors will offer visitors an unparalleled survey of the emerging contemporary art world alongside special events and museumquality programming.
SCOPE Art Fair is recognized for presenting cutting edge contemporary art featuring emerging dealers, curators and artists from around the world. For over six years we have been presenting SCOPE to new audiences internationally making it the most comprehensive destination for the emerging art world with fairs in Miami, Basel, New York, London and the Hamptons. Collector Mentorship Auction Bidding begins Oct 16, 5pm Bidding ends Oct 19, 5pm SCOPE Foundation Stand The SCOPE Foundation is excited to present its second annual Collector Mentorship Auction.
During this silent auction young collectors will have the opportunity to bid on an hour of time donated by respected established collectors. By offering access to otherwise elusive information and experience, this entertaining auction will provide a chance for networking, educating young collectors and promoting philanthropy.
SCOPE Foundation's silent auction features collectors, gallerists, curators and art advisers, including Flora Fairbairn, Louisa Buck, Kenny Schachter, Michael Hoppen, Tim Marlow, Sarah Thornton, Julia Peyton-Jones, Kay Saatchi, Frank Cohen, Hans Ulrich Obrist,Tot Taylor and Virginia Damsta. Young collectors and members at the Tate, ICA, Serpentine Gallery, Royal Academy and the Royal College of Art, The Photographers Gallery, The Soho House, the Whitechapel, the Barbican Centre, the Design Museum, the Hayward Gallery, and the Camden Arts Centre as well as fashion, music and design trendsetters have been invited to mingle, have a cocktail, and bid on the collector of their choice.The private hour may be redeemed within one year of the auction, and the setting is to be determined by the collector and the bidder.
Complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served during the Collector Mentorship Auction Launch on Thursday, October 16th from 5-8pm during the exclusive SCOPE London FirstView. Auction winners will be announced upon the conclusion of the auction at 5pm on Sunday, October 19th prior to the final Collector Cocktail Reception.
Auction proceeds will support the two projects currently backed by the SCOPE Foundation: The Girl Project (thegirlproject.org) and the Women’s Experimental Cinema (womencinema.wordpress.
com) Museum Presents The SCOPE Foundation will hold its second edition of Museum Presents, a non-commercial exhibition space in the SCOPE London 2008 hall. Museum Presents focuses on emerging contemporary art market trends concentrating on emerging talent from India, North Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Myanmar, and Indonesia; SCOPE’s second edition of Museum Presents will feature China. The exhibition will present a selection of contemporary Chinese art from the Saatchi Gallery.
SCOPE Kids Guided Tours
Fri-Sun Oct 17-19 1 1 am- 1 2 pm
All participating parents with children under 12 will receive free admission, a catalogue and sketching materials before listening to short talks given by various SCOPE exhibitors.
The Revolution Continues:
New Art from China at The Saatchi Gallery for SCOPE VIPs Friday Oct 17 9am-11am Collector Lecture Series in the VIP Lounge Friday Oct 17 3pm-5pm Collecting Contemporary Chinese Art Hosted by Saatchi Online, Featuring Joshua Jiang, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Karen Smith, and Amelie von Wedel A panel discussion coinciding with the inaugural exhibition ‘The Revolution Continues: New Art from China’ at the new Saatchi Gallery. A distinguished panel of speakers will be discussing the current interest in Chinese contemporary art and what the future might look like for Chinese artists.
Experts on the panel will also be offering their thoughts and advice on collecting Chinese contemporary art.
Collector Receptions in the VIP Lounge Fri-Sun Oct 17-19 5pm-6pm Complimentary cocktails for VIPs Private View The Islanders: An Introduction at Parasol unit Saturday Oct 18 4pm SCOPE guests are kindly invited to a tour of Charles Avery’s exhibition at Parasol unit RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org