by Pauline Loeb
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Art fair calendar
Our calendar list all international art fairs taking place around the world.
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Art Fair coverage
Stephen Friedman Gallery, D’LAN Contemporary, Vadehra Gallery, The Modern Women section, The Gallery of Everything. Dive into the 2023 edition of Frieze.
Afikaris, Kalashikovv Gallery, 193 Gallery and Vigo Gallery. Dive into the 2023 edition of 1-54 African Contemporary Art Fair in London, held at the Somerset House.
Band of Vices, Primo Marella Gallery, Afronova, MCC Gallery, : dive into the 2023 edition of AKAA, short for Also Known As Africa, taking place in the Carreau du Temple, in Paris.
Whitford Fine Art, Candida Stevens Gallery, The Stratford Gallery and VirginiaVisualArts: dive into the 2023 edition of the British Art Fair, in the heart of London.
Art fair database
Our database tracks around 400 international fairs around the world and includes information on timing, location, date and type of art sold.
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More about artfairmag
artfairmag is all about art fairs worldwide.
We provide the only global art fair database that lists each and every international show taking place around the world. It truly is the perfect tool to plan your next fair visit. We gather in one dedicated page the most relevant information about the fair so you don’t need to search on endless separate websites to find what you want to know. Moreover, we never copy the press releases word for word. We write complete and personnal descriptions oursleves. Finally, we collect exclusif insights from the fair directors so that or visitors really understand the spirit of the show. Because gallery owners are the beatting heart of art fairs, we recently added a section with interviews with blue-chip galleries. These interviews, which include an introductory text and 6 or 7 questions, allow art enthusiasts to discover or rediscover some of the most influential art dealers.
Popular art fairs
These spectacular trade shows which bring together collectors, dealers, art advisors, curators, artists and enthusiastic crowds are real temporary exhibitions showcasing a wide range of treasures. Their popularity has exploded in the two last decades. The number of international art fairs increased more than fourfold between 1980 and 2020. Public interest has grown at the same rate. Wether they are seasoned collectors, first-time buyers or simply art enthusiasts, wether they come from the art market or not, visitors always alsk for more. Hundred of thousands of them visit the art fairs annually.
art fairs near me
Besides art fairs taking place in major cities like New York, Paris, London or Berlin, the global art market has expanded and art shows have emerged all over the world, in India, China, Japan, South America and in the UAE, amongst others. Young art fairs as KIAF in Seoul, ARTBO in Bogota, 1:54 in Marrakech or Art X Lagos in Nigeria have quickly built a name. This proliferation of fairs is an excellent barometer of the influence of these new artistic hubs.
art fairs, galleries and artists
Art fairs are a great meeting place for collectors and all those involved in the art world. They play a major role in galleries’ economic health and, by extension, in the living artists’ career. Exploring art fairs is a great way to take the pulse of the global art market. Gallery owners represent a essential actor in art fairs. That is the reason why artfairmag regularly interviews some of the most talented and influent art dealers in their own field. Don’t miss out on these exclusive interviews!
art fairs for all
From the not-to-be-missed fairs as TEFAF, Frieze or Art Basel, to the exciting Affordable Art Fair, the cheerful Ann Arbor Art Fair or the dynamic Uptown Art Fair, art shows have their own unique approaches and identity. Together, they cover 7,000 years of art history. Visitors can admire and purchase fine antiques at Masterpiece London, Old Masters paintings at La Biennale Paris, modern art pieces at The Armory Show, and contemporary artwork at FIAC, to name but a few. Collectors and art lovers can also choose to visit a specialized fair, like PAD for Design, Urban Art Fair for street art, Asia Now for Chinese and Japanese art, AIPAD for photography or BRUNEAF for primitive art.
art fairs post Covid-19
When the coronavirus struck in December 2019, the art market was not at all prepared to face the unprecedented challenges that would follow. All fairs were forced to postpone or cancel their 2020 edition. But some were able to bounce back quickly by creating digital fairs. Art Basel Hong Kong launched its Online Viewing Room in March, paving the way for other fairs. The initially mixed and then growing success of these virtual fairs really brought the art market into the digital age. artfairmag has always kept its database up to date and added all the online viewing rooms to it. More than ever, we are committed to supporting fairs in these unprecedented times by giving them more visibility. This is why we propose to their directors to add exclusive insights to their page.