“London goes beyond any boundary or convention. It contains every wish or word ever spoken, every action or gesture ever made, every harsh or noble statement ever expressed. It is illimitable. It is infinite London.” Peter Ackroyd
LoVArts – London Visual Arts is gearing up for the crowd funding campaign that will commence from June. We will be raising money to exhibit ‘Infinite London’ in The Vaults, an incredible venue beneath Waterloo station, where we will host our vast exhibition.
‘Infinite London’ will take place on the 16-19th October 2014, coinciding with the Frieze Art Fair. LoVArts’ mission is to deliver an excellent art event where all talented London artists, regardless of their funds, can showcase their work and be discovered by art professionals and audiences alike. It is to be the art event of the year.
‘Infinite London’ is inspired by London as a living, breathing, laughing, screaming entity in its own right, as perfectly captured by Peter Ackroyd in his book ‘London: The Biography’. We intend to match the animated nature of London with refined but vibrant entries from all of our selected artists. This does by no means only include pieces that depict our surroundings in a literal way.
As artists living in London, we are all in one way or another influenced by the city. It shapes our behavior, our way of thinking, our everyday existence. It thus has an impact on the works of art we produce, whether the imagery and content are directly related to it or not. We are a part of London, and London is intrinsically connected to ourselves and our creative output.
There will be a selection of the best artworks depicting the emotions and inner feelings inspired by being a part of London. A professional panel of curators (with cumulative experience across some of London’s most prestigious institutes, including the V&A, the British Museum, the Science Museum and the Royal Academy of Arts) will chose the artworks. The exhibition will be linked in terms of artistic inspiration – London – and joint objective – obtaining the level of exposure that the artists represented deserve.
More info: lovarts.co.uk/projects/infinite-london/