Fairs

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

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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?

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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