The 30th edition of the London Art Fair is business as usual: more bad than good, but plenty of both. Here are ten things I liked:
Sylvan Lionni: Totem, 2017 at Taubert Contemporary, Berlin
DJ Roberts: Beyond the bright cartoons, 2017 at Canal, London
The best curated stand was probably CANAL/Monika Bobinska's combination of space, poetry and luminous abstraction with Claudio Del Sole, James Brooks, Patrick White (a realtime video animation of the night sky) and DJ Roberts' neon version of a line from 'Far Out' as written in Philip Larkin's notebook - in any art fair, as the poem says, 'Much less is known than not' - but that's a positive.
Fiona Pardington: Nabokov’s Blues: The Charmed Circle at Starkwhite, Aukland
Yoshishige Furukawa: ‘D-21’, 1975 at Maus Contemporary, Birmingham, Alabama
The American gallery combined fascinating conceptual painting by Spaniard Irene Grau with works from the 1970s by the Japanese artist Yoshishige Furukawa (1921-2008), who moved to New York in 1963 and experimented with industrial materials, such as the rubber used here, to make 'paintings without paint'.