Discover emerging artists & new art scenes

    The Ampersand Hotel is delighted to partner with START Art Fair, taking place from 14 - 17 September 2017 at the nearby Saatchi Gallery.

    Collectors and art enthusiasts are invited to discover the most exciting emerging artists and galleries from around the world. Celebrating vibrant global art scenes from Nigeria to Taiwan and South Korea to Argentina, the fair offers the chance to see and buy tomorrow’s art today. 

    This year START will include two specially curated displays shining a spotlight on the best up-and-coming Vietnamese and Korean contemporary artists, from acclaimed video artists the Le Brothers to soap sculptor Meekyoung Shin.

    Another must-see is a rare live performance by renowned contemporary Chinese artist Liu Bolin, more commonly known as the 'invisible man'. Over the four days of the fair, Bolin will be painted in situ against a specially commissioned installation, gradually blending into the background until he disappears. 

    START is open from 11am - 6pm Thursday - Saturday, and from 11am - 5pm on Sunday. For further details, including admission costs, visit