Art fairs

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Paris Internationale fair once positioned itself as a cooler alternative to Fiac—will Art Basel's presence change that?

The fair's eighth edition will take place in the photography studio that hosted the first exhibition of Impressionist art in 1874

Spiralling production costs put pressure on art fairs

PAD London founder says all its suppliers have increased their fees by 20% to 50%

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Paris vs London: which capital will win the hearts of art collectors?

London’s struggles with the reality of leaving the European Union coupled with a government unsympathetic to the arts means the French capital is gaining the edge over its rival

VIPeeved: collectors complain about huge Frieze queue and fair full of 'time wasters'

Delays in entry and an 'insane crowd of socialites' leave a bad taste for some, while others chose to leave rather than wait

Surging demand for African art brings new galleries to 1-54 fair in London

As auction sales soar, 14 galleries are showing at this year’s contemporary African art fair for the first time

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Caterpillars, spiders and silkworms: our six favourite works at PAD London

Creepy crawly-inspired pieces caught our eye at the art and design fair

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'You snooze, you lose!' Collector Bimpe Nkontchou on the artwork that got away

The head of W8 Advisory and a key networker in the African art scene talks about her enduring love for a Ben Enwonwu work and her dream dinner party guests

Are art fairs going green at last? We break down how Frieze and Art Basel measure up on sustainability

From recycling carpets to shipping booth walls across oceans, the industry's biggest trade events are striving to clean up their act—but are they doing enough?

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From a rare Book of Kings folio to a Lady Gaga hair sculpture: our pick of the highlights from October's sales

Plus, a collection of meteorites, a Belle Époque fob watch and a nude by Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita

Art Basel's Paris+ fair to show ambitious commissions across city's major landmarks

Public art programme Sites will replace Hors les Murs—the outdoor sculpture event hosted by Fiac—Paris's once-unrivalled contemporary fair

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Tbilisi Art Fair attempts to distance itself from Moscow politics

Amid the ongoing war in Ukraine, exhibitors at the third edition of Georgia's premier commercial art event hoped to dispel the idea that the nation "exists on the periphery of Russia”

Art Basel Miami Beach's 20th anniversary edition, with 12% more galleries than last year, will be its largest ever

The fair will feature 26 first-time exhibitors and over half of the galleries will be from North and South America

Brazil’s ArtRio fair returns with a strong domestic focus and stands divided into earthy and maritime pavilions

Brazil's second-biggest fair is back at full scale and in-person after two years of hybrid editions, with modern and contemporary Brazilian art, plus a solo sector curated by collector Ademar Britto

Is Art Basel launching a year-round ‘marketplace’ for galleries? A recent spate of job advertisements suggests so

The fair’s parent company MCH Group is developing "new digital formats" to support galleries

First Cosmoscow fair since Russian invasion of Ukraine to open with no foreign galleries and internal complaints of censorship

“Understandably” no Ukrainian dealers applied to take part in the tenth anniversary edition of the Moscow fair

Paula Cooper returned to her roots, Bank Gallery checked into Hotel Chelsea and more celebrations wrapped up Armory Week

The closing nights of the New York art world’s busy back-to-school week took revelers from Lower Manhattan to the outer edge of Queens

The Armory Show, 'New York's art fair', is an increasingly global juggernaut

The Javits Center is among the most talked about works of art this year, and while there is plenty to take in, some collectors found the offerings a bit lacking

At Independent 20th Century, artists who pushed material boundaries get their dues, belatedly

The new fair’s focus on under-recognised figures and bodies of work from last century occasions rich discoveries, including works by artists who were unafraid to challenge material orthodoxies

From a podium for discussing menopause to 100 burger-toting boys: the must-see booths at the 2022 Spring Break Art Show

The 2022 edition of the curator-run fair features around 110 exhibitors exploring the title theme "Naked Lunch"

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Independent fair expands to examine overlooked Modern art

The fair, now in its 12th year, is adding a second New York edition aimed at illuminating art historical blind spots

How The Armory Show became a curatorial destination

The fifth edition of the fair’s curatorial summit is expected to draw more than 70 leaders in the field

New York's Spring Break Art Show returns with a bevy of bawdy and bodily projects

The 11th edition of the curator-led fair returns to Armory Week and the former Ralph Lauren offices on Madison Avenue with around 110 exhibitors working under the Burroughsian title "Naked Lunch"

Korean legacy collector Jason Haam became a dealer 'to make money'—now he's 'in it for the art'

His eponymous Seoul gallery has opened Urs Fischer's first solo show in South Korea

Collectors throng Kiaf and Frieze as Seoul stakes its claim as an art market hub

Buyers from Korea and elsewhere in Asia were out in full force during the fairs’ previews, packing the stands of mega-galleries and local dealers alike

Which East Asian city will become the region's next market hub?

While Seoul is now the main contender to take Hong Kong's prime position, Tokyo and Taipei also present attractive prospects for the art trade

Seoul's art market ascent reaches new high with first Frieze fair

The South Korean capital cements its position as a key art centre as Frieze opens its inaugural edition alongside local player Kiaf, together hosting more than 300 galleries

SP-Arte launches art fair focused on regional artists

The first edition of Rotas Brasileiras features artists working outside of traditional art centres like São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro