Art fairs

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Art Basel

Art Düsseldorf exhibitors react to MCH Group's decision to sell stake in fair

Art Basel owner's move has divided the opinions of dealers, but Art Düsseldorf's founders remain optimistic

Analysis
Art market

Performance art finds its voice at Independent Brussels

Contemporary fair has reinvented itself after scaling back and moving to a November slot, although it has lost some big name exhibitors

Analysis
Art market

Tiny, but rich: Luxembourg pushes for more presence in art market

It may be known as a haven, but buyers in the grand duchy pay 17% tax, fair director says

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Art market

Shanghai’s two rapidly expanding fairs—Art021 and West Bund Art and Design—are attracting dealers despite China's slowing economy

Galleries are also seemingly undeterred by tussles between Presidents Trump and Xi Jinping

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Sport

What is a football club doing at an art fair?

It's not just about money—credibility is a factor too

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Art market

Witchy works cast a spell at Turin's Artissima art fair

Feminine power and the occult permeate the Italian event and the city beyond

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Artissima

Artissima makes some noise with a new section for sound-based art

The Italian contemporary art fair is looking into cutting edge works this November

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Linda on the loose

Art-induced whiplash at TEFAF New York

A dizzying mix of antique oddities and gems attract browsers to the city's third iteration of the fair

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Art fairs

Art Basel to bring Abraham Cruzvillegas’ acrobatic Autorreconstrucción to Miami Beach

While the Public and Film sectors are not taking place this year, the large-scale performance and installation work will be shown free to the public in the convention centre's new 60,000 sq ft Grand Ballroom

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Art market

Could sales slow at Artbo as political conservatism deepens in Colombia?

The divisive election of conservative president Iván Duque in August and resulting political tension may stymie sales at Bogotá's Artbo

Analysis
Fiac

Art world figures at Fiac reveal the main challenges they face today

From fair fatigue to unearthing new talent, gallerists and collectors at the Paris event share their concerns

Analysis
Art market

Is Hong Kong 'the problem solver for the global art industry'? Fine Art Asia's director thinks so

Andy Hei says tax advantages and broad Asian clientele help keep city's edge of Mainland China—but he is not deterred from holding Beijing fair this month

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Appointments & departures

Art Dubai appoints new international director Chloe Vaitsou, formerly of Frieze Fairs

Emirati fair says she will work alongside the artistic director in a move away from having a single leader

Podcast

Frieze special: the fair and the top shows, with Doris Salcedo and Ragnar Kjartansson

We talk to the art market specialist Melanie Gerlis about the fair, to Doris Salcedo and Ragnar Kjartansson about their shows, Massimiliano Gioni about the New Museum’s video-art pop-up in London—and much more. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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In the frame

P(art)y people at Frieze London

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Frieze London 2018

Social Work: eight dissenting female artists feature in Frieze London’s new section

Work that challenged male-dominated art world of the 1980s and 1990s on show as UK marks centenary of women's suffrage

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Frieze London 2018

Done deals: what's selling in London this week

Follow our tweets tagged #TANsalestally for notable purchases from Frieze and the surrounding fairs

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Frieze London 2018

Grayson Perry: 'the art fair as a rite of passage'

Fresh from the success of his Channel 4 series Rites of Passage, the artist tackles the art fair

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Art fairs

Art Berlin's debut in former Tempelhof airport is a homegrown hit

Galleries and collectors praised fair's new location but visitors remain largely German

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Art market

Top galleries take a chance on Taipei Dangdai

With Taiwan tipped as Asia's rising art market power, galleries such as Gagosian and David Zwirner join new fair next January

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Art market

US fairs help bring new blood to Tefaf Maastricht

The success of Tefaf New York Spring this year marked a sea-change

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Art market

Bark painting comes out of the woodwork at Sydney Contemporary

Work by the indigenous artist John Mawurndjul sold for $140,000 at the fair, where organisers estimate AUD$21m of sales were made

Analysis
Art market

Fair’s fair? The murky world of stand costs

Research by The Art Newspaper uncovers wide disparity in both fee structures and transparency

Analysis
Expo Chicago

Expo Chicago grows but local dealers drop out

While international exhibitor numbers are up again, the Midwest collectors base proves elusive

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Art market

Vienna Contemporary here to stay with decade-long venue booking

The contemporary art fair, now in its third year, made its mark at Vienna's Marx Halle

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Art market

Object Lessons: from a polaroid of Basquiat to a Ming dynasty bodhisattvas

Our pick from this week's fairs and auctions

Review
Art market

Beirut Art Fair gives helping hand to embattled Egyptian galleries

Lebanese event cuts 'special offer' to help Egypt's galleries exhibit abroad and invests $100,000 in outreach to encourage collectors from further afield

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Art market

Millennials in mind: Unseen Amsterdam photography event tempts younger collectors

The burgeoning platform for emerging artists includes a 53-dealer fair, special projects, awards and a section for collectives with a conscience

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In the frame

Art Mallorca: when Love Island meets the art world

Event aims to become the Mediterranean’s premier art fair, against stiff competition

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Art market

Lebanon’s history revealed in photo show at Beirut Art Fair

Across Boundaries is an exhibition of around 100 works of Lebanese photography from 30 collections

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The Buck stopped here

Bike baskets welcome: the Art Car Boot Fair grows and moves to London's Kings Cross

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Art market

Object Lessons: from Barbara Hepworth's St Ives bronze to Grant Wood's censored lithograph

Our pick from this week's auctions and fairs

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Art market

Hollywood stars and art world A-listers come out in support of Frieze Los Angeles

Salma Hayek, Tobey Maguire and Serena Williams are among those on the fair’s host committee, while Gagosian, Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth and Ropac will exhibit

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Art market

New Lapada chief on the challenges facing middle market antiques dealers

Freya Simms speaks ahead of the tenth Lapada Art & Antiques Fair in London

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Art fairs

Brigitte Macron cheers up dealers at a smaller La Biennale Paris

One stand is closed down in a vetting crackdown at the French art fair, which organisers say can return to its former glory if "dealers would stop bickering"

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Art market

Russia and Qatar cosy up at Cosmoscow as tensions continue in the Gulf

Moscow contemporary art fair features first Qatari contemporary art exhibition in Russia as the two countries try to foster cultural ties

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Art fairs

The disputes that blight the French antiques market

Do falling exhibitor and visitor numbers at La Biennale Paris signal the beginning of the end for this once world-class art fair?

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Frieze

Frieze Art Fair establishes tiered pricing structure for debut Los Angeles event

As with Art Basel, the aim is for larger dealers to subsidise smaller galleries, with plans to roll out similar models in London and New York

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Art market

Art Basel introduces new booth pricing structure to subsidise younger galleries

Dealers say it is a ‘step in the right direction’ but acknowledge there is a long way to go to redress the balance

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New York

Escaping New York's concrete jungle for the Governors Island Art Fair

The ‘artists for artists’ fair will be open each weekend of September with more than 100 works on view

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Art fairs

Zona Maco sister fairs return one year on from Mexico earthquake

Events dedicated to photographs, antiques, crafts and curiosities offer niche disciplines for collectors

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Art fairs

Art Berlin moves to historic Tempelhof airport—but will it take off?

With more than 120 galleries, fair's second edition will test the strength of the German capital's under-developed art market

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Art fairs

What to see at the Seattle Art Fair, from dystopian tech to the outer reaches of the solar system

The fair's artistic director Nato Thompson explains what sets this "underdog" event apart from the usual art fair frenzy

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Art fairs

As big fairs flock to the West Coast, can Seattle Art Fair keep its quirk and still compete?

As new tech wealth pulls in established names, some fear this eclectic market will become homogenised

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Art market

Unpaid invoices, vetting issues and bad marketing: dealers call out ‘mismanaged’ Bahrain fair

Despite a group of exhibitors describing Art Bahrain Across Borders as disappointing, royal patron says event will continue

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Art market

Art Basel owner to launch contemporary art fair ART SG in Singapore next year

MCH Group expands burgeoning roster of international art fairs with annual November event

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Art market

Myrna Ayad steps down as Art Dubai director, while fair plans to move Modern section in 2019

Ayad says decision to leave was "personal" and plans to launch her own art consultancy

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Art market

Tefaf brings management of New York fairs under European control as Artvest agreement ends

Netherlands-based organisation will oversee events as two-year agreement with US firm expires, but Michael Plummer and Jeff Rabin remain as shareholders

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Art market

From Marina Abramovic's face to a butcher's shop diorama, early sales at Masterpiece London

UK capital's heatwave lends a relaxed summer atmosphere to cross-collecting fair, where deals are done at a slower tempo than at contemporary events

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Art market

Frieze focus on women who challenged the male-dominated 1980s art market

New section at London fair will explore artists who railed against "the idea that genius resided solely in masculinity"

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Art market

Masterpiece grows in London, but new international fair locations not confirmed

New stakeholder MCH Group brings capital and contacts to an event shaking off its try-hard image

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ArtVilnius

Get over the unpronounceable names—go east for talented, smart artists at affordable prices

ArtVilnius fair has just held its tenth edition and is building the market for ex-communist countries with long artistic traditions

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Art Basel 2018

Rapper pays $18.5m for work at auction but the artist gets nothing—is the system in need of reform?

Anny Shaw asks if auction houses and dealers should pay their dues to the artists from whom they profit

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Art Basel 2018

Done deals: what's selling in Basel this week

Follow our tweets tagged #TANsalestally for notable purchases from Art Basel and the surrounding fairs

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Art Basel 2018

Could fairs publish sale prices? Don’t hold your breath

“For all the supposed desire for transparency, no one will make the first move”

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Art Basel 2018

What are the limits of Art Basel’s Unlimited?

Sector has raised the bar for large works, but price and size do not always match

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Art Basel 2018

Are art awards really worth winning?

Winning a prize can give an artist international exposure, but the question of who really benefits—critically and commercially—is an increasingly vexed one

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Art Basel 2018

Liste feels the weight of Cuban history

Cuban artist uses exact amount of black ink used to write key parts of constitution for work

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Art Basel 2018

Match of the day: football vs art

The two may seem unlikely bedfellows, but plenty of artists are football fans—and they are making their allegiances known during this summer’s World Cup

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Art Basel 2018

Basilea: Turn on, tune in and chill at the Messeplatz

Creative Time’s Art Basel project abounds with everything from gravel deposits to DJ-led meditations

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Art market

Art Basel tests Turner Prize’s sway with foreign buyers

Is the UK’s premier award a big draw for international collectors?

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Art Basel 2018

Artists as cryptofinanciers: welcome to the blockchain

Curious new relationships between art and capital are being enabled by cryptofinance, which places “monetary value” at the heart of the creative process

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Art market

A word with Marc Spiegler

Art Basel’s global director on collector behaviour, auction price databases and the complexity of the art market

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Art Basel 2018

In pictures: From treading on taxidermy to sounds from Basel's sewers

Parcours, the Art Basel section for public art projects, is "radically different" from previous editions, says its curator Samuel Leuenberger

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Art Basel 2018

Gender politics to the fore at Basel satellite fairs Liste and Volta

“The personal is political—this is a clear and present undercurrent,” says Volta artistic director Amanda Coulson

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Art Basel 2018

ShanghArt and Waldburger Wouters to open project space during Art Basel

This will be the first time a major Chinese gallery has opened a space in Europe

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Art market

Iran’s art market defies expectations in face of US sanctions with new fair

In a first for Iran, the Teer Art fair is set to open in June amid a growing but fragile market environment

Analysis
Art fairs

Why the new Tbilisi Art Fair restores pleasure to buying art

It’s affordable, good quality, unspeculative—and the wine is great

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Photo London

Artists show their power to effect change

In the visual arts, a greater sense of activism is possible, and it’s being helped by the absorption of a broader range of disciplines and media into the canon

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Art fairs

Armenia's first art fair goes ahead in face of revolution

Despite civil unrest and a national lockdown, the Armenia Art Fair continued as planned—with free stands for the first edition

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Art market

Can Tbilisi sustain an art market?

Georgian capital hosted its first art fair last week and new galleries are opening, but it is still early days