Top five: Cool buys at the Manchester Art Fair 2019
First published on Manchester Wire on 18 September 2019.
With 120 curated exhibitors to choose from, the programme at Manchester Art Fair and The Manchester Contemporary can be a little daunting. It is, after all, one of the largest and most prestigious art fairs in the UK. So although we’d fully recommend wandering the stands at your leisure – and particularly talking to the artists exhibiting independently, who are representing their own work and can therefore give unparalleled insight into their practice – it can be hard to know where to start, or what not to miss. Which is why we’ve put together this list of five cool buys at Manchester Art Fair and Manchester Contemporary. It was a monumental task to choose from so much talent, but we managed it in the end. Don’t say we’re not good to you.
The Whitworth X Bukky Baldwin | (Manchester Art Fair - stand 209)
Manchester’s ‘gallery in the park’ has teamed up with artist Ibukan Jesusanmi, otherwise known as Bukky Baldwin, who works with artisans and marginalised communities to create completely original (and highly desirable) ceramics, prints and shoes.
Liverpool Biennial | (Manchester Art Fair - stand 205)
Liverpool Biennial presents distinctive limited edition prints by previous Biennial artists, delivering on the fair’s promise of presenting world-leading art from around the UK and internationally.