Moniker Art Fair brings global issues to the forefront through ground-breaking installations

Content by Chloe Nelkin Consulting

Next week, Moniker Art Fair will open its tenth edition at London’s Old Truman Brewery during London’s most important art week.  While traditional urban art changes, Moniker continues to remain unashamed and unafraid.  This year’s pertinent theme – Uncensored – sheds light on social, economic and ecological issues through varying media, including works in Moniker’s incredible immersive installation hall in collaboration with Urban Nation Museum.  

In a ground-breaking endeavor to make the fair as accessible as possible, Moniker will extend the 30,000 square foot space outdoors, showcasing the first-ever Formula-E art car by renowned British street artist D*Face, as part of the fair’s ongoing collaboration with Kaspersky Lab. 

Celebrating the heritage of art in motorsport and inspiring people to take positive action in helping ‘Save The World’ with Kaspersky, D*Face’s innovative work will complement the custom-designed helmets exhibited in the fair worn by the Virgin Racing Formula E team.  Standing together to make a change to protect our climate, by putting a stop to plastic waste and the use of damaging fuels, this exciting collaboration ties into the theme of Uncensored.  By allowing art to speak out against injustice, Moniker invites visitors to understand the power of individuals to create real and impactful change. 

Visitors will enter the fair through legendary Parisian duo Lek & Sowat’s immersive ephemeral maze to discover a host of installations, including Vesod’s seven-metre-long mural and multidisciplinary activist’s

Ann J. Lewis’ statistical installation reflecting on the destruction of young lives relating to the Syrian conflict.  Lewis will hang 25 pairs of porcelain baby shoes from the ceiling, representing the number of children expected to lose their lives in Syria over the duration of Moniker Art Fair.

The fair’s installation hall, co-curated by Urban Nation Museum, also includes an immersive video installation about Nuclear War by internationally-acclaimed South African artist Faith XLVII, James Burke’s exploration into the highs and lows of our relationship with social media, as well as works by Hera, Li’Hill, Utah & Ether, That Lazy Edwin and David Mesguich.  Emerging British star Dan Rawlings will leverage his unique style of scrap metal and machinery manipulation to create a human-vs-nature post-apocalyptic scenario.

Fair Director of Moniker Art Fair, Tina Ziegler, comments, Next week 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.  

This year, Moniker Art Fair reduced the number of galleries exhibiting from forty to thirty, allowing more room for the very best of the international burgeoning scene to create bespoke, immersive and interactive spaces.

Moniker Art Fair

Thurs 4th – Sun 7th October

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