Art fairs

Frieze New York puts not-for-profit spaces centre stage

For its tenth anniversary, the fair celebrates achievements of artist-led, grassroots organisations

Frieze kicks off a busy week of fairs around New York City

Beyond the main fair at The Shed, this week marks the return of Volta New York, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair and AIPAD's The Photography Show

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Uyghurs, mass incarceration and Ukraine before the invasion: three political presentations to see at Photo London

Strong messages are present in a number of booths at this year's edition of the UK's biggest photography fair

Mothers with babies denied entry at New York’s Independent art fair

The fair’s Covid-19 policy effectively means that children under five cannot attend

At New York’s Independent art fair, an older generation of photographers takes the spotlight

The fair, always a destination for discovering artists—be they young and emerging or older and overlooked—features several presentations foregrounding underappreciated photographers

Tefaf, back in New York after years of cancellations, takes visitors outside of time

By focusing on art from across history, visitors are able to see how works from different periods can inform and encourage new dialogues

From NFT pets to a dystopian video game, digital art stands out at Nada New York 2022

The New Art Dealers Alliance's fair returns to New York with a massive line-up of 120 exhibitors taking over Pier 36

Phone booth installation at Nada New York fair plays birthday wishes for people of colour killed by police

The popup installation gives physical form to the digital project ‘1-800 Happy Birthday’ and comes ahead of an exhibition opening this autumn

Fair-mageddon: Can art fairs recover from such dramatic losses?

Fairs haemorrhaged exhibitors and visitors during the pandemic—the events will need to find a new way forward

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New York Art Week kicks off a busy spring of fairs, auctions and more

The new week-long alignment starts the spring art season with a bang, including the returns of the Independent, Nada New York, Tefaf New York and the Future Art Fair

Beauty, emotion and community drive the Dallas Art Fair

An influx of new collectors and a fundamental appreciation of art make the Dallas Art Fair stand out in the art fair ecosystem

The Dallas Art Fair returns to a rapidly transforming Texas

The boutique Southern fair has a strong showing this year of international galleries while maintaining its reputation for fostering homegrown talent

With strong showing by Latin American artists and galleries, Expo Chicago expands the definition of a regional fair

The Exposure sector at this year's fair, curated by Humberto Moro, foregrounds Latin American galleries and serves as a gateway into global conversations

SP-Arte opens with upbeat expectations and a new sector championing unrepresented artists

Brazil’s foremost art fair is back in its usual time and place, and collectors and gallerists have come to reconnect and do business

Expo Chicago returns for first in-person iteration since 2019

Despite being regional in nature, the fair stands out for its focus on educating a new generation of collectors and collaborating with a rich institutional ecosystem

Shipping costs are skyrocketing—and galleries are expected to be hit hard

Oil price increases and the inability to fly over Russian airspace has made sending art abroad, especially between East Asia and Europe, much more expensive

Has the art market recovered? A deep dive into the Art Basel/UBS report

Plus, an exhibition about wartime hideouts in Poland and Ukraine, and Mondrian’s final work Victory Boogie Woogie

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'Everyone in Europe is afraid and angry': Russia-Ukraine war on exhibitors' minds at Vienna's Spark art fair

The second edition of the buzzy Austrian fair is taking place at Vienna Contemporary's former venue, the Marx Halle

Russian dealers make way for Ukrainian galleries at Liste fair in June

Fragment and Osnova galleries will give their stands to The Naked Room and Voloshyn from Kyiv

Art Basel reveals directors and name for new Paris fair in October

Paris+, by Art Basel is due to run until at least 2028

What does the Art Basel and Frieze art fair duopoly mean for the market?

After Fiac is muscled out of Paris, just two big players are left in the Modern and contemporary events market

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Biggest-ever Art Dubai fair offers smoke machines, escapism and, of course, NFTs: here’s what sold so far

The event's 15th edition dedicated a whole building to the "rapidly expanding digital arts space"

Russia-Ukraine war seeps into Art Dubai fair

Georgian gallery lays down Ukrainian flag in its booth while fair says it will donate 25% of ticket sales to Ukrainian refugees

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Art Dubai flexes city’s futuristic credentials with focus on NFTs and crypto

Art fair opens in the UAE this week with a new digital arts section and a series of talks on all things metaverse

At the Outsider Art Fair, artist Fred Tomaselli highlights the influence of psychedelic art

While the fields are distinct, outsider art and psychedelic art overlap in significant ways, as an exhibition within the fair curated by Tomaselli makes clear

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Arco Madrid opens to decent sales, few Latin American collectors and a Peruvian artist getting her vagina sewn shut

The first full edition of Spain's leading art fair since the start of the pandemic saw a near-return to form with strong institutional presence

Photo London makes play for China after selling 25% stake

Top photo fair divests shares to World Photography Organisation, which launched Shanghai Photofairs in 2014

At Frieze Los Angeles's BIPOC Exchange, buy art and give back to local communities

The Los Angeles artist and activist Tanya Aguiñiga has brought together several artist-led projects across different disciplines for a special section at the fair

First Frieze Los Angeles since pandemic began opens this week in new Beverly Hills venue—minus a sculpture park

Organisers and galleries are banking on “pent-up desire” to make this year’s edition a success