Time For Artissima
If you’re making full use of autumns romantic vibe by traveling to Italy, then visiting Artissima art fair is absolutely essential for lovers of Contemporary Art. Situated in picturesque Torino, the fair is a window onto the most experimental frontier of the visual arts.
For the fourth consecutive year, the fair will take place in the spectacular premises of the Oval, an architecturally innovative pavilion created for the Winter Olympic Games of Turin 2006 — an extremely effective setting for the fair.
Don’t miss this chance to experience Michelin-starred chef Giovanni Grasso, who is wowing visitors with his delectable takes on traditional dishes in the VIP lounge.
Artissima runs from 8 - 10 Nov. in Torino.
Contemporary Korean Art
We’re very excited to unveil our latest auction, Contemporary Korean Art. Dive in and browse a specially curated selection of paintings, sculptures, and photographs reflecting the grand scope and rich diversity of Korean Art from the 1970s to the present.
Browse Contemporary Korean Art on artnet Auctions.
After Frieze Week and FIAC, we’re dashing across the pond to hit Canada’s only Modern and Contemporary art fair, Art Toronto. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the fair kicks off this week with over 100 galleries, special projects, exhibits, and a full VIP program. Not to be missed is the Art Toronto Opening Night Preview, October 24, benefiting the Art Gallery of Ontario.
This week, jet-setting international art lovers are crossing the channel and migrating from London’s Frieze to Paris’ FIAC. Happening annually in the beautiful Grand Palais near the Champs Élysées, the fair celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. A total of 184 galleries are participating in the 2013 extravaganza, with spaces from Denmark, Poland, Romania, and the United Arab Emirates participating for the first time this year.
More From Texas
We spent the weekend touring Texas Contemporary, check out some of impressions from the fair!
We spent the weekend touring the much-anticipated, third installment of the Texas Contemporary Art Fair, in Houston, TX. The fair showcased Contemporary artwork from 70 galleries, including major New York City galleries such as P.P.O.W and Fredericks & Freiser.
Texas Contemporary is curated by artMRKT Production, a company devoted to broadening art market prospects for both dealers and collectors, and more commonly known for organizing artMRKT Hamptons, artMRKT San Francisco, and Miami Project. We would be remiss not to mention this year’s sophisticated and sustainable VIP Lounge designed by MaRS, Houston’s own award-winning architectural design studio.
New York Hits Texas
The much-anticipated, third installment of the Texas Contemporary art fair is happening this week, October 10–13, in Houston, TX. The fair is set to showcase Contemporary artwork from 70 galleries, including major New York City galleries such as P.P.O.W and Fredericks & Freiser.
Also among this year’s notable exhibitors are international galleries Misako & Rosen from Tokyo, Japan, and the New Wall Gallery from Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The fair is curated by artMRKT Production, a company commonly known for organizing artMRKT Hamptons, artMRKT San Francisco, and Miami Project.
The fair kicks off with an exclusive opening night preview benefiting the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston — stay tuned for photos from the preview and click through to find out everything you need to know about the fair.
Spotlight on Pettibon
The work of Raymond Pettibon blurs the line between high and low culture, tragedy and absurdist comedy.. it is the brazen insight into contemporary culture that make his work so compelling.
A legendary artist, Pettibon started out creating flyers and promotional materials for bands like the Dead Kennedys, the Ramones, Meat Puppets, and the Minutemen.
Portrait by Craig McDean.
Fall is in the air; the heat wave has subsided, Labor Day Weekend has come and gone, and EXPO CHICAGO is right around the corner. Taking place on Chicago’s historic Navy Pier, EXPO CHICAGO will feature international galleries and offering a curated blend of Contemporary and Modern Art galleries from Miami to Munich.
Here’s our guide to EXPO CHICAGO, which runs from Sept 19-22, 2013.
One significant identifying marker of an artistic pioneer is the level of influence they have on subsequent generations. This week, we’re headed to the metropolitan meccas of New York City and Los Angeles to look at the work of two seminal figures of Contemporary Art, Alex Katz and Francois Morelett.
Berlin Art Week
This week, Berlin Art Week kicks of the German capital’s fall art season. A highly anticipated event, Berlin Art Week promises an exciting programme of exhibitions, openings, and special projects, and lots of late nights at ten participating institutions and art fairs.
Now in its second edition, Berlin’s position as a major international hotspot for cross-cultural artistic exchange is becoming more and more apparent.
This year, abc art berlin contemporary is focusing on artistic practice, inviting gallery to present themselves in their capacities as producers of selected artists. Many artists have chosen to exhibit performative and time-based works this year; others will add lectures, artist’s talks, sound works and discussions to their presentations.
Don’t miss Preview Berlin, a fair which supports a younger generation of artists by placing a special focus on arts school and university graduates. The fair will honor two artists represented in the show with an art prize.
Initiated by Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit, Painting Forever! marks the first time four venerable Berlin art institutions will work together: Berlinische Galerie, Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, KW Institute for Congtemporary Art and Nationalgalerie- Staatliche Museen Berlin. The event will feature artists including Franz Ackermann (Berlinische Galerie), Martin Eder, Michael Kunze, Anselm Reyle, Thomas Scheibitz (Neue Nationalgalerie), and Antje Majewski, Jeanne Mammen, Katrin Plavcak, Giovanna Sarti (Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle). The KW Institute is to present over 70 works by both emerging and established artists based in Berlin.
A promising start to the fall season!
Celebrating its opening over the weekend, ArtInternational Istanbul, which defines itself as a natural gateway where East meets West, aims to bring together international art lovers and galleries to historical Istanbul. The fair was co-founded by art fair maven Sandy Angus, the same man that co-founded Art Basel Hong Kong in 2008 as well as Art13 London earlier this year, and is a shareholder and director of the India Art Fair.
“Our aim is to create a dynamic art-world convergence in Istanbul, showcasing exciting new works and focusing on quality over quantity. We hope to develop a strong cultural program in tandem with the fair and to connect in particular with artistic developments in Turkey and the Middle East,” says fair director Dyala Nusseibeh.
Check out our first impressions from ArtInternational Istanbul and read our guide before hitting the fair!
ArtInternational Istanbul, a brand new art fair which seeks to increase the dialogue between local and international galleries and collectors, celebrates its much anticipated opening in just a few days.
It was co-founded by art fair maven Sandy Angus, the same man that co-founded Art Basel Hong Kong in 2008, and offers visitors both the rich cultural history Istanbul has to offer, as well as the thriving Contemporary Art scene.
Moroccan photographer Lalla Essaydi often addresses issues of identity, femininity, and religion in her work.
Here, she shows her native culture through a Western perspective, presenting four different generations of women, each in varying degrees of concealment, with calligraphic script covering every surface.
In his powerful work, contemporary African artist George (Kwesi Afedzi) Hughes explores the connection between colonialism’s turbulent past in his native Ghana, which gained it’s independence from Britain in 1957, and contemporary global conflict.
Browse more Contemporary African Art.