By Melanie Gerlis
The first London Gallery Weekend last year proved a big success, despite torrential downpours on its opening day, and in the absence of art fairs and other galvanising mass events offered a new approach to selling art. This year it’s back, from May 13-15, with 150 contemporary art dealers rolling out the red carpet to art enthusiasts and mega-collectors alike. The long weekend encompasses London, focusing on its centre on Friday May 13, south London on Saturday and the East End on Sunday, though galleries in all zones will be open throughout.
Mandy El-Sayegh’s “The Minimum” becomes the event’s first performance-based public art commission, taking place in each of the three London zones, in collaboration with UP Projects.