London Art Week (LAW) has announced details of its interim spring and autumn Art History in Focus programmes of online talks and articles as well as the theme for its summer events.
In March it will team up with Strawberry Hill House, the Gothic Revival villa in Twickenham built by Horace Walpole (1717-97), for a talk on March 16. Highlights of dealer Sam Fogg’s exhibition, Medieval Women, will also form part of the agenda.
For the main summer event the LAW board has decided to continue with the dual format of last summer. LAW Digital will take place online while participating galleries will hold exhibitions in their gallery spaces as long as local regulations allow.
Dealer Stephen Ongpin, LAW chairman, said: “We are not an art fair in the classic sense – our exhibition halls have been the streets of Mayfair and St James’s, our exhibitor stands are the participants’ galleries. However, last year that was a huge advantage. It allowed us to open our galleries at short notice to visitors and offered them the more intimate viewing environment they have always appreciated. During Covid-19 it also had the bonus of being able to view art safely, in person, in the uncrowded space of a private gallery.”
The summer event runs from July 1-16 and the proposed theme is Revolution & Renewal, which will also provide a basis for online events and talks. The LAW winter edition will take place in early December and, as usual, the central focus will be its symposium.
LAW director Amelia Higgins has returned from maternity leave and Luce Garrigues remains as director of LAW Digital. Pauline Velge has been promoted to head of creative and digital development.