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What is art in the 21st century? What Makes It Valuable?


The discourse on the nature of art in the 21st century has never been more intriguing. While some creators remain firmly rooted in the traditions of their craft, others boldly venture into uncharted territories, invoking a constant debate around the central question – What Is Art? What makes it valuable?


In the modern art world, it’s evident that success doesn’t adhere to a single style or approach. The diverse paths taken by some of the world’s most renowned and affluent artists underscore the idea that every unique style of art can become valuable.


This exhibition is designed not merely to showcase art but to stimulate conversation between divergent paths within contemporary art. The aim is to prove that success in the art world is not a monolithic concept but a spectrum of possibilities, each as valid and valuable as the next.


For the grand opening of this exhibition on June 7th, we are honored to host one of the world’s foremost art experts, Tabish Khan. He will share his unique insights and illuminate the nuances of contemporary art at this seminal event.


Tabish Khan stands as a pillar for democratizing art access. As a prominent art critic deeply embedded in London’s art scene, he is the visual arts editor for Londonist and a staple contributor to Culture Whisper. Through his weekly top 5 exhibitions for FAD, Khan continually sheds a light on the top exhibitions to see. His dedication transcends just critiques, Khan actively supports institutions like ArtCan, City & Guilds London Art School, and Discerning Eye, championing artists and exhibitions.


Gallery Space:


Our gallery is located in the vibrant heart of the iconic Tower Bridge area in London. An elegant blend of historical richness and modern energy, our space serves as an extraordinary platform for artists and audiences alike.


Submission Guidelines:


To apply, email us three images of your work (three different pieces), each with its title, size in cm, medium, price, and a short biography of no more than 150 words. Email submissions should be sent to boomergallery@gmail.com.


Eligible media include, but are not limited to, paintings, sculptures, photography, installations, prints, textiles, illustrations, digital art, poems, Ai assisted art, etc.


Application is free, but a £169 fee applies for each selected artist. This fee covers an extensive suite of benefits:


  • Printed catalogs, posters, and brochures
  • Admin support
  • Graphic designer services
  • Champagne & caviar at the opening event
  • Professional photographer to document the event
  • Hostess, security, and bartender services at the opening
  • Printing and framing for the artists who opt for that (printing and framing is included in the price).


Our sales commission remains a modest 15%.


Printing and Framing Support:


If you’re an accepted artist facing difficulties shipping your work to us, you can send us photos of your work. We’ll print and frame them for you at no additional cost. Rest assured, we strive to match the quality of your original artwork as closely as possible.


Frame sizes available:


1. 32 x 32 cm

2. 30 x 40 cm

3. 40 x 50 cm


Important dates:


  • Application deadline: 2nd June 2024
  • Artwork delivery date: 6th June 2024
  • Exhibition days: from 7th to the 12th of June 2024
  • Opening event on 7th June, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm




This is a physical exhibition taking place in our iconic gallery space in the Tower Bridge district, London.




Champagne, Cocktails, and Caviar.




When applying, please include “What Is Art” in the subject line of your email.


Good luck to all entrants!