Just like its famous physical manifestation, the viral edition promises all the fun of the Fair combined with an exuberance of new talent. Art Car Boot Fair favourites including Gavin Turk, Polly Morgan, Pam Hogg, Marcus Harvey, Jeremy Deller, Pure Evil, Kristjana S Williams, Sara Pope
and Mat Collishaw will be joined by a host of exciting new artists, such as Rankin, Noel Fielding, Helen Beard, Claire Partington, Hayden Kays, Charlotte MacMillan and Robert Cooper.
The artwork has been produced exclusively for the 2020 Viral Art Car Boot Fair, much of it reflecting on a powerful creative response to the challenges posed by this year’s pandemic. Indeed, many have found extraordinary inspiration in the new normal: Pam Hogg has created film posters referencing the amount of films she has been watching in lockdown, Jessie Voorsanger’s drawings similarly take shape as TV characters, Susie Hamilton has produced an extraordinary series of paintings depicting masked NHS workers, and Marcus Harvey’s ceramic sculptures, including darkened, blackened Union Jacks, reflect the times we are living in with sardonic humour.
Yet what has remained is the quirky spirit of the Art Car Boot Fair, its celebration of the weird and wonderful. The ACBF’s unique access to individual artists will still be possible with live links direct into the artist’s studios where many will be holding special audiences and performances. Adam Dant has been commissioned to create a map based on the Art Car Boot Fair project inviting visitors to have a virtual rummage through the delights of the ArtCarBootopia referencing its exuberant history.
The atmosphere of the Art Car Boot Fair will also be revived through a digital ACBC Events Programme with a variety of entertainments and talks which will include live life-drawing classes with Trixie Divine, a special reading from Bob & Roberta Smith, a Critic’s Choice selection from art writer and critic Louisa Buck, radio broadcasts, artist interviews, performance art and lots more.
The fair will be delivered through a specially created event website. Each artist will have their own virtual car boot ‘pitch’ featuring not only all of their artworks, but also specially created films and live links direct to the artists’ studios. Just as with ACBF Live events, the Viral edition will offer direct access to the artists, all of whom will be making work especially for the day and selling for astonishing ‘boot fair’ prices. There will be countdowns, virtual queues, waiting rooms, art drops, exclusive editions, lots of originals and a myriad of ways for visitors to get involved.
|Duration||04 October 2020 - 04 October 2020|
|Times||12.00 – 2.30 pm — Members Only Premium Access 2.30 pm – 5.30 pm — General Entry for £5 5.30 pm – 6.30 pm — Free Entry for All|
|Cost||Premium entry: £12 general entry £5 free after 5.30pm|
|Contact||/ / www.artcarbootfair.com|