START gives art collectors and enthusiasts alike the opportunity to discover artwork from developing global markets. Featuring strong presentations from galleries all over the world, the fair also includes START Solo, focussing on individual artist presentations. In addition to these engaging exhibitors, START collaborates with Mehta Bell Projects as the first curatorial partners of the fair, who have developed a unique programme for START Projects. This includes a series of curated exhibitions including showcases highlighting upcoming artists from Korea and Vietnam, as well as a group exhibition Totem: Sacred Beings and Spirit Objects which investigates the spiritual connotation of the art object. They also introduce Chinese artist Liu Bolin to the fair, presenting the very first live performance by the artist. The Prince‚Äôs School of Traditional Arts‚Äô recent graduate, Yunfeng Cong, also presents a recent body of work.
START is delighted to partner with the New York Times on a talks programme on Saturday 16th September. ‚ÄėBridging Boundaries: In conversation with the Le Brothers‚Äô takes place 2-2.30pm, and ‚ÄėThe Disappearing Act: Performance in the work of Liu Bolin‚Äô from 3-3.30pm.