PAD, settima edizione

Fra i tantissimi eventi della settimana artistica londinese vi segnalo PAD, una selezionata rassegna di arte e design nel cuore di Berkeley Square a Londra. 

Comunicato stampa: The 7th edition of PAD London will run from 16-20 October on Berkeley Square and will include 21 new participants across all disciplines, making a total of 60 exhibitors from 12 countries.

The top-tier contemporary design galleries to join the fair include SMO Gallery, Garrido Gallery, Galleria O., Galerie Kreo, BSL–Béatrice Saint-Laurent, Galerie Gosserez and Galerie Italienne. 20th Century design also expands with the participation of Galerie Matthieu Richard, Galerie Pascal Cuisinier and Galerie Dutko, while turn-of-the-century furniture will be represented by Didier Luttenbacher and Oscar Graf.
Ranging from Impressionist drawings to post-war abstract paintings, the selection of works presented by new modern art galleries Vertes, Galleria d'Arte Frediano Farsetti, Applicat Prazan and Jean-François Cazeau will be of rare quality and exceptional provenance.

This year is set to be the strongest yet for tribal art at PAD with the added participation of Bernard Dulon, whose collection of African art has attracted the attention of renowned institutions and museums worldwide. The field of antiquities will be introduced with David Ghezelbash and Gordian Weber Kunsthandel exhibiting a range of exceptional works from ancient Rome, Egypt and Greece. Japanese art and armour will also make a first-time appearance at PAD with expert gallery Jean-Christophe Charbonnier, adding to the fair’s diversity and originality.

Once again, luminaries from the worlds of design, art and fashion will come together at PAD to select the winners of the Moët Hennessy-PAD London Prize. The prestigious judging panel, chaired by Jasper Conran, and including architect Amanda Levete, designer Tom Dixon and Serpentine Gallery director Julia Peyton-Jones, will determine the winners in the award categories of: Best Contemporary Design, Best 20thC Decorative Art Work and Best Stand.

An innovative design project of MwangaBora solar lamps promises to be a major highlight at PAD this year. Created by renowned Kenyan engineer Evans Wadongo - named a CNN Hero in 2010 – the lamps will feature in an installation at the entrance of the fair conceived by fashion designer Reed Krakoff. The lamps will be sold to benefit Wadongo’s organisation Sustainable Development for All Kenya (SDFA-Kenya), a not-for-profit that creates opportunities for education, sustainable development and economic empowerment throughout Africa.

Another exciting addition will be 1 Picasso for 100 Euros – a fundraiser in which €100 raffle tickets will be made available for purchase during the fair for a chance to win Pablo Picasso’s gouache on paper L’Homme au Gibus, estimated by Sotheby’s at $1,000,000. Initiated by French journalist Péri Cochin and Olivier Picasso, the artist’s grandson, 1 Picasso for 100 Euros is organised by the International Association to Save Tyre, established to protect the UNESCO World Heritage site in Lebanon. The proceeds from the purchase of tickets will go to finance research and several preservation projects in the ancient Phoenician city.
CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. They provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help patients and their families cope with cancer and get the most out of life. At PAD, the charity will be selling raffle tickets for £10 for the chance to win a Piaggio scooter.

This year the Ruinart Champagne Bar and Restaurant at PAD London will be designed by Paris-based interior architect Charles Zana. Zana’s vision for the space, on the upper level of the marquee overlooking Berkeley Square, will incorporate a self-playing piano by Dutch designer Maarten Baas (from a 2013 collaboration with Maison Pleyel) and lighting by the Japanese design studio Nendo.

16-20 October 2013
Berkeley Square, W1

Wednesday 16- Saturday 19 October: 11AM-8PM
Sunday 20 October: 11AM-6PM

Adults: £20
Students (with valid ID card): £10
Free entrance for children under 15

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