The Galleries section welcomes established galleries from around the world, showcasing a wide variety of media from the masters of the modern era through to leading international artists from the contemporary scene.
Emerge wholly encompasses the curatorial notion of 'emerging' – from markets to galleries to artists. Jonathan Watkins, Director of Ikon Gallery (Birmingham), was the curatorial advisor for Art15's Emerge.
London First commits to providing young galleries making their debut in London with a strong platform. Aaron Cezar, Director of Delfina Foundation (London), was the curatorial advisor for Art15's London First.
Art15's Projects section showcased artists such as Kwang Young Chun, Janet Laurence, Annie Morris and Hanaa Malallah, who created installations and site-specific projects specially for the fair.
Art15's talks programme spanned issues of cultural importance including freedom of expression for artists, the rise of private museums, the role of digital art and the importance of women artists in the art marketplace.
As events ranging from ideologically inspired wars to acts of terror come to dominate headlines, debates that pit security against freedom of expression have become all the more common. Responding to this, the Art15 Freedom Audit exhibition, curated by Kathleen Soriano Former Director of Exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts, undertook a curatorial enquiry into concepts of freedom in the art world.