Fairs

Organisers cancel Volta Miami over venue uncertainties and Covid travel restrictions

Director says the fair is now looking at a number of cities for its third base as question marks hang over Miami

Same city, new venue: Fiac returns to Paris, but eco-conscious galleries say they plan to cut back on art fairs

Sales at the French fair were generally healthy, but David Zwirner felt it lacked "the vibrancy of Frieze"

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Vaccines? Negative tests? Frieze is back in town, here is everything you need to know before you go

With strict Covid-19 protocols in place, galleries have worked hard to come up with new ways of exhibiting at the London fairs this year

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New Miart director Nicola Ricciardi on rebuilding an art fair from scratch as the pandemic rumbles on

Ricciardi was previously artistic director of Turin's OGR art centre which was used as a hospital for Covid-19 patients last year

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Photo London returns as 'an act of resistance'

Diverse interpretations of portraiture and themes of isolation and containment loom large at first physical photography fair since the onset of the pandemic

Art Basel promises to pay quarantine hotel bills and launches $1.6m 'solidarity fund' for galleries who fail to make sales

As exhibitors threaten to pull out of the fair in the face of travel uncertainty, another letter offering "extraordinary" one-off concessions to dealers is sent

Art Basel writes letter of reassurance as galleries suggest fair should be cancelled

Fair says it is committed to going ahead but offers concessions to exhibitors, including rolling over booth fees to 2022 if they cannot enter the country and offering staff to man stands

'No gallery is an Island': Nordic galleries gather for Chart art fair

Twenty-six dealers participate in the "essential" re-booted regional event in Copenhagen

More uncertainty for autumn fair season: PAD London cancels

The art and design event has been cancelled due to the continuing difficult travel situation between the UK and France and will return in October 2022

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Overseas galleries and art advisors listen up: you are not immune to new money laundering laws at UK fairs this autumn

Those exhibiting and doing business at events in the country now have to abide by the same, stricter rules as British businesses

Frieze Art Fairs return to Regent’s Park in October—so what has changed since 2019?

Galleries from 39 countries will participate this year as the art fair circuit kicks back into life

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New York International Antiquarian Book Fair cancels its September edition

Officials cite a surge of Delta variant cases and the ongoing travel bans to the US, which blocked more than half of the event’s exhibitors from attending

How a crypto and digital art fair is using Instagram to show—and sell—works

CADAF has opened its second online edition but the social media app—paired with QR codes and AR filters—is helping the fair to physically interact with visitors in Paris

Armory Show will launch digital exhibition space, starting with a pandemic-related show

First offering will feature works by Hank Willis Thomas, Gordon Matta Clark and others

Casting doubt over hopes of a 'normal' UK summer, Masterpiece London cancels June fair

The fair will hold an online event in some form, while the London Original Print Fair plans to hold a gallery-based event for 33 of its exhibitors this May

Amid Covid-19 surge in UAE, Art Dubai fair moves dates and venue

Postponed fair will now host almost half as many galleries as heightened restrictions prevent international travel

Organisers confident physical Art Dubai fair will go ahead in March 2021

It will be the first major international art fair to return to the art world calendar since the pandemic upended business around the world

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'Dealers are smiling under their masks': Shanghai art week pulls in art-starved collectors

More than 100 art exhibitions and events have taken place in the Chinese city this week and galleries are reporting strong sales

Where art fairs still happen: the Shanghai buzz

Plus, Chila Kumari Singh Burman and the art work that inspired that Biden-Harris video

Hosted by Ben Luke and Margaret Carrigan. with guest speakers Lisa Movius and Louisa Buck. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson

Frieze: the show goes on. Plus, Theaster Gates

It’s Frieze Week in London, yet there’s no big art fair at its heart. Can galleries create the usual excitement—and is anyone still buying?

Hosted by Ben Luke and Linda Yablonsky. with guest speakers Louisa Buck and Melanie Gerlis. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson
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'If you're coming to buy, you have two hours to do it': what it's like at London's real-life 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair

In the absence of the major fairs and auctions, Modern and contemporary African art is in the spotlight in London this week

Art Basel to make real-life appearance as fair partners with Fine Art Asia in Hong Kong

Local galleries have been invited by Art Basel to apply for participation in the November fair

Online market place for art continues to grow as new digital fair announced during Frieze week

Daata fair is dedicated to video and digital works and aims to reach collectors who “simply don’t have the patience” to watch films at real-life fairs

Scaled back 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair will go ahead in October—despite Frieze cancellation

Smaller fair and online collaboration with Christie's planned as UK government says trade fairs can resume from 1 October

Fiac organisers determined to go ahead with Paris fair this October despite coronavirus turmoil

But dealers ponder crucial question of whether US collectors will venture overseas by the autumn

Here's what has sold so far from Masterpiece London Online

From a portrait of a nurse to a £100,000 chandelier, collectors from as far afield as Australia have been buying via the digital version of the fair which was due to run this week

No boys allowed: this year’s Chart art fair will only exhibit women artists

Event across five Nordic cities tackles issue of male-dominated art world head on

Untitled, Art turns to virtual reality to improve the online fair experience

The organisers are using video game technology to recreate the “element of discovery” of wandering the aisles of a physical event

Tefaf Maastricht will go ahead despite three exhibitors pulling out so far over coronavirus fears

Some US museum staff will apparently not attend the 33rd edition of the Dutch fair this week, while many galleries remain defiant in the face of a "tough" fair ahead

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India Art Fair opens with a strong national spirit amid ongoing protests

Director Jagdip Jagpal says the fair is proud to remain regional while dealers double down on "Indian taste"

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Frieze shake-up: former media boss chosen as company's first CEO

Changes are afoot with both the fairs and the magazine as majority shareholder Endeavor make plans for the future

The Art Newspaper's comprehensive 2020 art fair guide

From Miami to Marrakech, here are all the dates you need for your calendar this year

In Pictures | Step back to the future at Design Miami

From Robert Wilson's childhood memories to pint-sized furniture by Isamu Noguchi

Words by Emily Sharpe. Photographs by David Owens
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Premium vintage prints dominate Paris Photo

The world's largest photography fair aims to champion diversity and young blood, but new works from the medium's biggest names tower over this year's edition

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Paris Photo turns its lens on youth in preparation for 2020 New York launch

Photography fair opens this week in French capital with a section focussing on marginalised artists

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'Revitalised' Paris gets its mojo back for Fiac art fair

Yayoi Kusama will display her largest ever public work for the French fair opening this week

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'Open, exciting and global': Frieze out to beat Brexit blues

London-based fair strikes international note as gallery roster expands

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What am I actually buying? Performance art-only fair in Brussels faces challenge of materiality

A Performance Affair introduces new protocol to specify what is on offer and its secondary market development

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From a change in sponsorship to new directorship, Art Dubai prepares to open after year of upheaval

Co-directors Pablo de Val and Chloe Vaitsou reshuffle the fair's layout and focus on art from the Global South with guest stars from Latin America

Tefaf Maastricht wish list: from a £3m Pissarro landscape to ancient Greek armour

As the VIP preview of the Dutch fair opens, we select objects to suit every taste from the Classical to contemporary

London's Masterpiece fair to expand to Hong Kong with Fine Art Asia

After announcing it would launch new international events in 2017, London fair takes cautious approach with pavilion within existing fair this October

New York edition of Volta suspended as The Armory Show makes emergency decision to relocate to Pier 90

Unforeseen structural issues have forced a third of the Armory's exhibitors out of their planned Pier 92 space and into Volta's venue

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Frieze Los Angeles has star power

Brad Pitt, Jodie Foster and more stars attended the first edition of the fair

Three new fairs not to miss in 2019

From Singapore and Taiwan to Los Angeles, new events attempt to break into world's fastest growing art markets

In association withQatar Museums
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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

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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

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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

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

Aimee Dawson. with additional reporting by Anna Brady
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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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Vienna Contemporary here to stay with decade-long venue booking

The contemporary art fair makes it mark with a ten year lease on Marx Halle

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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 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?

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

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

In pictures: Frieze Sculpture 2018 comes out to play in Regent's Park

The London fair's annual outdoor display opens ahead of the autumnal fair with 25 sculptures, including 15 new works (until 7 October).

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Fiac fair confirms move to temporary venue near Eiffel Tower

Fairs held at the Grand Palais forced to move out of the historic venue during extensive renovations beginning 2021

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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