Art fairs

Common ground: how galleries are sharing the load to stay afloat

At time of rising overheads, smaller dealers are finding it makes sense to share gallery spaces and fair stands

Photofairs to launch Hong Kong edition in 2025

The fair dedicated to lens-based and digital art will be led by the director of the Shanghai edition, Fan Ni

Aspen Art Fair is newest addition to wealthy Colorado town’s art calendar

The Rocky Mountain culture crush continues with a second art fair taking place the same week as Intersect Aspen

Under a new director, Art Basel Miami Beach rolls out smaller stands to attract emerging galleries

The Florida fair's 2024 edition, its first led by Bridget Finn, will feature 283 galleries and an increased Latin American presence

Kyla McMillan is The Armory Show’s new director

McMillan joins as the New York City fair, which was acquired by Frieze last summer, prepares for its 30th anniversary edition in September

France’s leading arts PR firm Claudine Colin Communication acquired by Finn Partners

Founder Claudine Colin says she made the decision to secure the future of the communications company and to promote its development

Head of Frieze parent company Endeavor calls on Joe Biden to drop out of US presidential race

Ari Emanuel is the latest important Democratic donor to criticise Biden since his age and mental fitness were called into question during a debate against Donald Trump

A new art fair will arrive in the Berkshires in 2025

The Arrival Art Fair will hold its inaugural edition in June 2025 at Tourists, the popular hotel in North Adams, Massachusetts

UK general election has art trade on tenterhooks

The almost certain Labour victory could have major impact on art buyers, who were restrained during the summer season

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Weakened yen presents mixed opportunities for second Tokyo Gendai

This month 70 galleries will gather at Pacifico Yokohama, hoping to access Japan’s “incredible domestic wealth”

Comic Art Festival offers alternative to trade fair model

Pricier to attend than prestigious fairs such as Art Basel, and with a cap on visitor numbers, the event at Lake Como in Italy highlights a lucrative market niche

A bucolic Basel Social Club adds a new layer to the art fair model

Freewheeling art project has moved to a farm, while Art Basel repositions for a new generation of collectors

The art fair social media power list: who is on top and on which platforms?

Unlike museums, art fairs’ energy is focused on events lasting a few days a year—but Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other platforms give them a vital year-round presence

Digital deluge: how will Art Basel respond to a surge of digital-art initiatives in Switzerland?

The country is flexing its crypto-friendly credentials, while an art fair dedicated to all things digital is making its debut this week

Photofairs' New York fair is cancelled until ‘market conditions improve’

The fair debuted in 2023 on the same dates and in the same building as The Armory Show

Art Basel’s new director has her eye on ‘generational transformation’ of the fair

Venerable brand looks to refresh its image with late-night venue and revamp of outdoor Parcours section

The Armory Show lines up 235 galleries for 30th edition, including 55 first-time exhibitors

The fair, now in its second iteration since being acquired by Frieze, remains New York's largest

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In London, a fair without dealers where artists pocket the whole profit

The Artists' Fair at Somerset House aims to provide new selling routes and "celebrate community"

Art Basel changes name of Paris fair ahead of expanded third edition

The event formerly known as Paris+ par Art Basel will move to the Grand Palais this year

Local artists given pride of place at Tapei Dangdai fair

Taiwan government funds section of 2024 Taipei Dangdai Arts & Ideas fair to promote work of ten local artists

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Photo London has mass appeal—can it be equally thought-provoking?

The UK's premier photography fair is still finding its identity, with strong curated sections and projects presented amid more vacuous work

New York’s Independent art fair delivers an ‘adrenaline shot’ for dealers and collectors

Prices at the fair are ticking up, but that did not stop several galleries from selling out their stands during the VIP preview

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Tefaf New York's energetic opening brings cautious optimism to the trade

The fair's blend of historical and contemporary works drew many admirers and solid sales, though lower price points were conspicuous

Changes big and small settle Tefaf into its New York niche

Eight years after the fair’s launch, dealers are clear on its role in a packed spring diary for art in the city

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Miart is Italy’s biggest fair—can it be its best?

Another edition, another double-digit increase of exhibitors for Milan’s premier commercial art event, which is trying to carve a new identity

Romania’s Rad fair returns bigger and better for round two

Participating gallery numbers up in second edition of the Bucharest art fair

Art history and pop culture collide at Tefaf New York

Antiquities and Modern art co-exist with Kate Moss trapped in fibreglass, Virgil Abloh’s packaging throne and a reality TV alumnus

New Manhattan art fair has Estonian flavour

Esther, established by two gallerists from the Baltic state, is inspired by the pop-up Basel Social Club

Expo Chicago’s first outing under Frieze draws bustling crowds and engaged buyers

The art publishing and presenting titan implemented layout changes to buoy smaller galleries