Untitled, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 80 x 80 cm
Otherside IV, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 150 x 100 cm
Landing 1, 2017, oil on canvas, 160 x 200 cm
The Other World (9), 2017, mixed media, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 70 cm
Gemini, 2019, oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm
Untitled, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 125 x 125 cm
Blue Mother, 2019, mixed media on canvas, 150 x 150 cm
ART FOR ALL (AFA) Collective
25 September - 6 November 2019
ART FOR ALL (AFA) Collective at Fann A Porter embodies the ethos of a gallery housed in a multi-disciplinary community engagement space. Nurturing international talent through myriad programming, it believes in and relies upon the public that activates it. Serving as both an exhibition and a concept, AFA Collective offers visceral and communicative artworks by emerging, mid-career and established artists from the Middle East, Iran and Europe who shine light upon a pocket of contemporary production. Shown in a refreshed commercial context characterized by accessibility, transparency and sustainability with flexible financial solutions, AFA proposes an antithetical model to combat collector fatigue and promote arts awareness and education.
While geographical spread is key to Fann A Porter’s outreach efforts, AFA Collective takes its people-centric philosophy one step further. Physically bridging artistic understanding through multifaceted cultural exchange locally and internationally, the collective show signifies the formal launch of the gallery’s collaborative initiatives. Including open-for-all artist tours, studio visits, travel to explore global art institutions, as well as artist-hosted special events, AFA Collective empowers and welcomes a broad audience in order to contribute towards developing a more comprehensive sustainable and visitor-friendly creative economy.
Dedicated to increasing sustainable personal and professional creative possibilities, AFA Collective marks Fann A Porter’s concentrated commitment to the career growth of artists, exposure to collectors, transparent commercial practices, an interest-free installment plan, and art and business education facilitated through hands-on experience-driven programming. Forward-thinking and tradition-breaking in renegotiating accepted strategies of art world marketing, branding and trends, AFA Collective represents a humble, honest tackling of the art world bubble through egalitarian, human- focused means. Connecting learning to craft, progress to archiving, and experience to curiosity, ART FOR ALL Collective reaffirms that art should, and can be, for and about the people.