The London Art Biennale takes place at The Chelsea Old Town Hall from Wednesday 23rd January – Saturday 26th January 2013. As most people know, London is one of the global hotspots for contemporary art, therefore it is certainly not a surprise that exotic exhibitions such as this find themselves at home in the capital. The London Art Biennale is among the latest of these exhibitions to crop up and for a limited number of days, visitors can indulge in contemporary art from across the world.
This exhibition aims to make its visitors think and with over 130 artists from all over the globe selected to be involved in the exhibition, it is very difficult not to draw comparisons between the different beliefs and cultures that express themselves in these pieces. Those who visit the exhibition will be lucky enough to see artwork ranging from China to Brazil and from America and Iran.
Some highlights include prominent painters such as Agita Keiri, a Latvian artist selected for the BP Award from the National Portrait Gallery, and the impressive work from the five year old Australian child prodigy, Aelita Andre.
The wonderfully ornate Chelsea Old Town Hall, with its vaulted ceiling and brass chandeliers, is a complete contrast to the contemporary art on display and enables visitors to admire Victorian architecture alongside the creative expression of the modern world.
Entry to the London Art Biennale is free, but there will be an auction during the show of various artworks, including a unique piece by Jose Dali and all money raised from this auction will be given to the End Polio charity and the Salvation Army, so why not take a charming piece of art home with you after you’ve finished admiring the collection.