START 2020 art fair to go ahead at Saatchi Gallery


The seventh edition of START will officially go ahead as planned at London’s iconic Saatchi Gallery between 21 and 25 October. Despite the restrictions imposed by Covid-19, START and Saatchi Gallery have taken the necessary measures in a bid to help revitalise the art world while reinforcing the safety of exhibitors, visitors and staff.

One of the few art fairs to take place in the capital this autumn, START 2020 will lead London’s cultural agenda, enabling art lovers to enjoy the benefits of cultural immersion in a safe environment.

This year’s edition will present a must-see curated collection of 21st century contemporary art complemented by innovative START Projects, featuring presentations and conceptual and stylistic content from some of the most exciting emerging talent from around the world.

START is a world-class, curated art fair staged at one of London’s most iconic venues: Saatchi Gallery. It brings together the best of global contemporary art, providing emerging artists with a unique platform through which to showcase their work. Previous visionaries to have headlined include Liu Bolin, Teamlab, and one of the most colourful young artists working today, Philip Colbert.

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Key highlights of this year’s presentation include an exhibition of British paintings and sculpture from the 1950s until today by Chris Beetles Gallery. Taking the term ‘START’ as its point of departure, the showcase will focus on a number of distinctive painters and sculptors who launched their careers in Britain during the 1950s and 1960s.

While representing significant strands in the history of British art, each of the artists represented – including Anthony Green, Peter Coker, Donald Hamilton Fraser and more – have achieved a body of work that is as individual as it is substantial. Where pertinent, examples of both early and more recent works will be shown to demonstrate stylistic development and diversity.

From its inception, START’s ethos has been to offer its audience an alternative, engaging art experience that also provides an inclusive global platform where artists can showcase their work and engage with art world figures, collectors, influencers and, not least, each other.

START runs at Saatchi Gallery from 21-25 October

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