The Department for International Trade (DIT) announces its first-time support for 16 contemporary London artists at the Affordable Art Fair in Milan. Working in partnership with the Go Figurative agency, this is the first time DIT has offered support for an international art fair. The UK will be represented at the show, which runs from 9-12 February at Superstudio Più, Via Tortona, 27, 20144 Milan, by a ‘London Calling’ stand that will host works from these artists, giving them the chance to gain international attention and sales.
The featured artists range from up-and-coming to well-established but most have gallery representation in the UK and have been featured in solo shows. Their works include sculptures, oil paintings and physical installations.
London has a strong international reputation as a hub of artistic talent. Creative industries are a vital component of the UK economy with Centre for Economic and Business Research estimating that the arts and culture sector contributes £7.7bn to the UK national purse.