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How Copenhagen's Chart fair helped transform Scandinavia's conservative contemporary art scene

As the fair celebrates a decade, its director discusses how its future lies in remaining regional and activating the Danish capital

'A logistical nightmare': how deteriorating India-Pakistan relations affect the South Asian art trade

From smuggled paintings to cancelled visas, the heads of the subcontinent's fairs, biennials and galleries weigh in on the ramifications of the contested border

Expo Chicago picks Americas Society and Macba curators to organise fair's special sections in 2023

Museu d'art contemporani de Barcelona curator Claudia Segura and Americas Society director Aimé Iglesias Lukin will oversee the fair’s large-scale art and emerging gallery programmes, respectively

First edition of Design Miami Paris fair postponed after police cite ‘security problems’ with venue

The event was to be held at the Place de la Concorde in October to coincide with the inaugural Paris+ par Art Basel

The Armory Show to examine conflict and debate around public monuments

The 2022 edition of the New York fair will feature a section of large-scale installations organised by the Tate curator Tobias Ostrander

Frieze announces galleries for London fair in October and doubles down on city's 'global reach' post-Brexit

Amid rising interest rates and continued supply chain havoc, the UK's premier contemporary art fair resolves to celebrate the capital's position as an "international centre"

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Boutique fair Artmonte-carlo promises strong sales and deep-pocketed local buyers as French Riviera's art scene heats up

The fair's sixth edition invited just 37 galleries to take part—but wealthy patrons and residents of the Mediterranean tax haven say they prefer the intimate size

Art Basel announces galleries for its inaugural Paris fair—we look at how it compares with last year’s Fiac list

Paris+ par Art Basel will include 156 galleries, 60 of which have a space in the French capital

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Art Basel creates new director role and appoints Walker Art Center curator Vincenzo de Bellis

Marc Spiegler remains global director of the Swiss fair and will oversee De Bellis—but will take on a more “strategic” position

Korea International Art Fair reveals 164 galleries for its 21st edition

Korea’s longest-running art fair will feature more than 100 Korean galleries and run concurrently with its satellite fair, Kiaf Plus, and the first edition of Frieze Seoul

Emerging British artist Abbas Zahedi wins 2022 Frieze Artist Award

He will create a large installation for the upcoming Frieze London fair, bringing together a public waiting area and support space

Summer of Seoul: why the South Korean capital is a new art world hub

Plus, the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize winner: a basket made with horsehair

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Monster minerals, 'forgotten' women artists and a 66-million-year-old dinosaur: VIP sales from Masterpiece London

After two-year hiatus, fair returns to Chelsea with an exuberant sense of joie de vivre

A match made in heaven: The Armory Show brings large scale sculptures to the US Open

The sculptures, which will be placed on the grounds of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center during the tournament, will all be by artists from underrepresented backgrounds

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Frieze reveals the 118 galleries taking part in its inaugural Seoul fair

The global fair brand will bring an international flavour to the Korean capital when it debuts this September, but exact terms of its partnership with the Kiaf fair remain unclear

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Tefaf Maastricht fair evacuated after attempted armed robbery

Several men ambushed a jewellery stand—though the fair has now been secured

Galleries bring out their prized works for first Tefaf Maastricht since pandemic—but sales are slower than usual

Dealers say that the two-year gap between the Dutch fair's editions has helped galleries to bring higher quality works

Sylvie Fleury picks her five favourite works at Art Basel

UBS, the fair's lead partner, has this year dedicated its VIP lounge to the Swiss artist

From anti-Putin Pussy power to Chance the Rapper's new track: the latest gossip from Art Basel

Plus, a super exclusive club, Tezos takes on 1970s tech and the door to Switzerland swings wide open

Rediscovered Sebastiano Ricci painting to be unveiled at Tefaf Maastricht

The work’s last public appearance was on 10 March 1838 in a Christie’s London sale. “It’s like a 300-year-old brand new painting,” says dealer Christopher Bishop.

New St Petersburg fair launches during Art Basel as Russia’s art scene copes with new reality

The new 1703 contemporary art fair, sponsored by the Kremlin-controlled Gazprom, overlaps exactly with the Swiss fair, which has long been a destination for Russian collectors

Art fairs have become a lifeline for Ukrainian galleries—even in Basel

Stands offered for free at Liste, while some gallery workers are living on the art fair circuit, unable to return home

Kabir Jhala. With additional reporting by Tom Seymour

Art Basel parent company MCH refinances and regroups after being hit hard by the pandemic

As Swiss fair returns to its traditional June dates, the organisation is growing its fair portfolio

Could Japan rise again? New fair to launch in Tokyo in July 2023

Founded by Sandy Angus, Tim Etchells and Magnus Renfrew, the event looks to cement a growing market in Japan

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Art Basel plans comeback in Switzerland: but is it all business as usual?

With a new Paris fair on the horizon, attendance figures are expected to rebound to pre-pandemic levels next week at the Swiss flagship event

New York non-profit The Kitchen will have an Armory Show stand as the fair expands its institutional partnerships

The 51-year-old experimental art space will fill its complimentary space with rare selections from its archive

Frieze Los Angeles takes off from Beverly Hills locale, will land at Santa Monica Airport for 2023 edition

The fair’s third location since its founding in 2019 will include more space for food vendors and other external activities

A pared down Art Basel in Hong Kong is saved by remote sales and a heightened focus on Asian art

Travel restrictions continue to prevent the physical presence of many international exhibitors at the fair, with 75 galleries opting for satellite booths