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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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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

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Frieze rocks: Artist Nikita Gale to create electric guitar installation for BMW commission

Los Angeles-based artist will investigate the “history and politics of sound” at London fair in October

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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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

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

Frieze cancels Los Angeles fair’s outdoor sculpture show due to shipping delays and labour shortages

Frieze Sculpture Beverly Hills, which was to take place in Beverly Gardens Park and run until May, would have included sculptures from 12 exhibiting galleries

Victoria Siddall makes 'difficult decision' to leave Frieze

Siddall, the global director of Frieze fairs, has been at the firm for 18 years. She will leave after the Los Angeles event this February but remain on the board

Frieze Los Angeles reveals details of its 2022 edition

With 100 galleries and a new public art programme, the fair is moving ahead in a new location despite the Omicron variant’s creeping influence over the art fair stratosphere

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Book extract | The highs and lows of art fairs

In this extract from her new book, The Art Fair Story: A Rollercoaster Ride, Melanie Gerlis examines the trajectory of these art world events, from the post-war European model to the global behemoths of the 21st century

Frieze appoints Christine Messineo as director of US fairs

Messineo, who previously worked for Bortolami and Hannah Hoffman galleries, will head up Frieze Los Angeles and Frieze New York following the departure of Bettina Korek and Loring Randolph

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Fairs get an A-plus for enthusiasm while auction houses receive a B for initiative (but a D for digital art): an art market half-term report

The commercial art world came back with a vengeance in September, but issues around sustainability and volatile prices still abound

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Is Paris worth it? Back-to-back Frieze and Fiac fairs have dealers questioning whether they can do both

As Fiac opens its doors this week, gallerists reflect on the importance of participating in the French fair

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Ibrahim El-Salahi on the importance of stories, trees and why he misses Sudan

The pioneer of African Modernism, whose work appears in this year’s Frieze sculpture park, explains how nature inspires him

Sound warfare: Sung Tieu explores the mysterious Havana Syndrome affecting US officials

The Frieze Artist Award winner discusses her new video premiering this month

A £2.8m transformation of London's Studio Voltaire addresses shortage of affordable studio space

The not-for-profit has added 45 spaces for artists as well as a cafe and shop

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Come inside: Frieze London moves beyond the park with new permanent space

No.9 Cork Street, which will provide opportunities for pop-up exhibitions, opens as the celebrated Mayfair gallery hub gains a new lease of life

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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

Yinka Shonibare sculptures sold to fund fellowship for Black and POC curators at V&A East

It's time to "to grasp the nettle", says the museum's director Gus Casely-Hayford of the Frieze x Deutsche Bank Emerging Curators Fellowship

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

Frieze got Seoul: fair to launch in South Korea next year

The first event, featuring 100 exhibitors, will run in September 2022 in partnership with Galleries Association of Korea

Thaddaeus Ropac is the latest Western gallery to open in Seoul

With its resilient economy through the pandemic, South Korea is attracting the art industry's attention, with rumours of Frieze launching a fair in Seoul next year

'It's on': Frieze New York gets ready to be the first fair to return to the city

Scaled-back event will relocate from far-flung Randall's Island to The Shed in Manhattan

Frieze Los Angeles 2021 is cancelled, new venue for 2022

The fair will move from Paramount Studios to a tent on Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, for its next edition in February

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The world of art fairs is going to change for good—and only the better-funded fairs will survive

From hybrid online ventures to new subscription models, mass events in the art world won't look the same post-pandemic