TRAVEL: Art Basel Miami & other fairs
Leading international galleries show work from masters of Modern and contemporary art as well as pieces by newly emerging stars, BUT unofficially it is one of the top art fairs visited by celebrities, fashionistas and those who want to have a glass of champagne with some “soon become art stars”. The real art collectors try to avoid loud pool parties as quite often they prefer late dinners with think alikes. We are somewhere between these two, as we are very curious to see who is gona beat last years Jeff Koon’s Elephant sold for 20 million and to get some new inspiration from the works of new artists.
Date & Place: 4-7 Dec, 2014
Miami Beach Convention Centre
OTHER WORTH VISIT FAIRS DURING THE FALL SEASON
UNSEEN PHOTO FAIR
Unseen is the international photography fair focused on undiscovered photography talent and unseen work by established photographers.
Date & Place: 18-21 Sept, 2014
The second edition of Istanbul’s leading international art fair will bring together 80 international and local galleries in one of the world’s most vibrant destinations for contemporary art. Offering unrivalled access to exciting new art from Turkey, Europe, the US, the Middle East and beyond, and drawing on Istanbul’s unique geographic location as a gateway between ‘East’ and ‘West’, the fair is fast becoming a cultural bridge across the global art world. In addition to the participation of leading and emerging galleries, the fair provides a programme of exhibitions, events and forums, enabling visitors to experience the rich cultural history of Istanbul alongside the flourishing local contemporary art scene developing today.
Date & Place: 26-28 Sept, 2014
Haliç Congress Centre, Istanbul
VIENNAFAIR The New Contemporary
It is the most important international platform for contemporary art originating from Central, Eastern and South-eastern Europe. In recent years, it has been established as an incomparable springboard for galleries and artists, with the exciting space it creates for thought-provoking dialogue and events.
Date & Place: 2-5 Oct, 2014
Messe Wien, Wien
Frieze London is one of the few fairs to focus only on contemporary art and living artists. The exhibiting galleries represent the most exciting contemporary galleries working today. The focus on living artists is also evident in the critically acclaimed Frieze Projects’ programme. The fair presents a curated programme of talks, artists’ commissions and film projects, many of which are interactive or performative and encourage visitors to engage with art and artists directly.
Date & Place: 15-18 Oct, 2014
Regent’s Park, London
The International Contemporary Art Fair or FIAC, is to the French capital what the Frieze Fair is to London. In short, it is one of the major events on the international contemporary art scene. Held under the soaring glass roof of the Grand Palais, seasoned collectors and first time visitors come from all over the world to look at and invest in the work of important modern and contemporary artists. Top international galleries from all over the world present work by up-and-coming artists at this prestigious event.
Date & Place: 23-26 Oct, Paris
Grand Palais, Paris
Artissima’s features five major sections: Main Section, which includes the most representative galleries on the international art scene; New Entries, devoted to the most interesting young galleries; Present Future, a section by invitation characterized by solo shows of young international emerging artists; Back to the Future, a presentation of solo exhibitions by artists active in the 60’s and 80’s and selected by a jury of renown museums directors and curators; and Art Editions, devoted to galleries and other spaces presenting editioned works, prints and multiples by contemporary artists. In 2014 Artissima will launch Per4m, a new section devoted to the presentation of performative works.
Date & Place: 7-9 Nov, 2014