LACA: 4 – 17 Oct 2021, “Exclusively Inclusive”!
LACA – London Asian Contemporary Art: the initiative launched in Summer 2020 to provide an online platform for Asian and African art.
LACA; 4 – 17 October 2021 is the first pop-up event to be hosted by LACA. It will take place at VARANA, a unique fashion house based in the heart of Mayfair. Art and fashion will be exhibited together over three floors of the Dover Street townhouse as a curated partnership.
Exhibitors from Africa, Southeast Asia, India and Japan will show artworks by both established and emerging artists. Some are famous in their countries of origin while others have only recently come to the attention of gallerists, but all are little known to collectors in the West. Throughout the week the VARANA/LACA pop-up will provide Visitors with the opportunity to experience and view works of art from the private digital collection of the Dominique and Sylvain Levy Museum, a renowned collection of Chinese contemporary art.
Alongside the LACA exhibit will be VARANA’s autumn fashion collection including fine silks, cashmere and cool linens. The exhibition will be open daily during the week. Check the LACA website for details.
LACA’s competition to win an NFT will also be on view during the month of October at The Shangri-La, The Shard.
Showing at both VARANA and The Shangri-La are Internationally renowned Augmented & Virtual Reality Artists; AB Studios.
In keeping with LACA’s educational programme we are honoured to partner with The Courtauld Institute’s Asian Contemporary Art department for the inaugural LACA/ Courtauld lecture. The guest speaker is the celebrated Chinese artist and film director Zheng Bo (b.1974), known most recently for his Pteridophilia(2016).
As part of the LACA Week lecture programme, we are delighted to announce The Stephan Loewentheil Lecture – further information coming soon.