RESPONSE TO TWEET - 5 MARCH 2020
We are aware of a tweet showing a screengrab of an email from an exhibiting gallery requesting an artist not to attend our Fair next week.
The message was not sent by the Affordable Art Fair and was a communication sent by a gallery to one of their artists.
We were not aware of this email communication or its contents and we do not condone the views or implications within the message.
We have tried to contact the gallery who sent the message to request a full retraction and apology. We will also discuss with them their participation at the Fair next week.
We wish to reassure that these views are not held by the Affordable Art Fair and we have not instructed any exhibiting gallery to take such action.
Over the past twenty years we have championed the diverse creative community that make up the art world through our global calendar of Fairs. We look forward to welcoming international galleries, artists and visitors to our future Fairs.
Update 5 March 2020: We have now spoken to the gallery and they will no longer be exhibiting at the Fair next week.
Update 5 March 2020: We have received a number of questions on whether An Nguyen was due to exhibit work at the Fair. For clarity, An Nguyen was due to be a gallery’s assistant and was not due to exhibit work, act as a curator or create an installation for the Fair.
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