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London Gallery Weekend comes back with its fourth edition

This is a unique chance for art enthusiasts, collectors, curators, and the general public to witness the vibrant art scene in London.

Following the resounding success of its third edition, which saw 120 galleries participating, the London Gallery Weekend (LGW) is gearing up for its highly anticipated fourth edition, scheduled to take place from May 31 to June 2, 2024.

This weekend-long celebration of contemporary art promises to be even more vibrant and diverse, showcasing a wide array of artworks from both established and emerging artists. With over 130 galleries confirmed to participate, along with 16 new participants, the event exemplifies the dynamic nature of London’s gallery scene.

London Gallery Weekend

The 2024 edition will reintroduce the popular public performance program, developed in collaboration with UP Projects, featuring free, artist-led performances throughout the weekend. Additionally, in a new partnership, the Government Art Collection (GAC) will acquire one displayed artwork from a London gallery. Furthermore, the LGW announced the expansion of its European Curator Bursary scheme and the return of the Art Fund Travel Bursary for Visiting Curators, in partnership with Art Fund and with support from Contemporary Visual Arts Network.

Jeremy Epstein & Sarah Rustin, co-directors of LGW, said, “Momentum continues to build year-on-year as we look towards London Gallery Weekend’s fourth edition, with an expanded public offering, more than 15 new galleries participating, and a performance programme including the first London performance of the selected 2024 Venice Biennale Golden Lion Award-winning artist. Now an annual fixture in the art world calendar and drawing an increasingly international attendance, this unique city-wide experience serves as a gateway to the breadth and diversity of London’s thriving contemporary art gallery landscape for the public and collectors alike. Underpinned by a range of initiatives that foster more meaningful connections and understanding across the commercial and institutional arts sectors at a time when collaborative support is critical, the vital partnerships we have forged are testament to LGW’s aims.”

London Gallery Weekend

Notable features of the gallery program from Central London include John Baldessari’s mixed media assemblages created during his residency in India, showcased at Sprüth Magers; Harmony Korine’s new series of acid-hued paintings inspired by his latest film Aggro Dr1ft, exhibited at Hauser & Wirth; and Jacqueline de Jong’s fresh series of paintings engaging in dialogue with a collection of works from the 1960s, displayed at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery.

Meanwhile, in South London, early highlights include a collection of new paintings by Georg Baselitz exhibited at White Cube’s Bermondsey location, and an exploration of identity, sexuality, and domesticity through Isabella Benshimol Toro’s exhibition at ZÉRUÌ. Over in East London, standout features include Hannah Starkey’s presentation of choreographed photographs at Maureen Paley, along with Dean Sameshima’s photographic exhibition, which delves into themes of anonymity and loneliness within shared public spaces, hosted at Soft Opening. This year’s event promises to be an immersive experience.

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