Gallery-less art fairs: Asia’s next big art marketing format?


In Asia, artist-led fairs and gallery-less exhibition formats might fill a grassroots niche for young artists. Do they increase creative freedom or weaken institutional support?

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VIP Art Fair announces gallery and artist line-up: We list Asian participants


The week-long VIP Art Fair is soon to debut its entirely online event and has released a list of participating galleries and artist highlights. Opening on Saturday 22 January, this unusual fair is free to browse through but offers special features to VIP ticket holders. We list the attending galleries and artist/artwork highlights as well as give readers an idea of what to expect if they participate.

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Art so fresh it’s still wet at Contemporary Istanbul – video


VernissageTV has produced an insightful video on November’s Contemporary Istanbul 2010 where interviews with five gallery representatives are combined with shots of the fair hall. The video highlights, among other things, the growing sophistication of attending collectors and the freshness of the works being presented for sale. A new date for the fair is announced; next year the fair will coincide with the 12th International Istanbul Biennial.

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Globalisation of contemporary art market evident in growth of art fairs – The Economist


ART FAIRS ECONOMY A recent article in the Economist comments on the globalisation of art and how art fairs accelerate the transnational exposure of artists, something that could become necessary for artists if they want to attract the attention of serious … Continue reading

Chinese art to move to conventional venue says Chairman Venice Biennale


CHINESE ART AT THE VENICE BIENNALE This post gives an overview Chinese art on exhibit at the 53rd Venice Biennale until November 2009 with a blogs-eye round-up of images and reviews. We also take a look at how Chinese art … Continue reading

ARCO Madrid 2009 international art fair news round-up – galleries drop out, public funding prop, Indian art


INTERNATIONAL ART FAIRS ARCO Madrid, one of the largest and most important international art fairs holds its 28th edition from 11 February to 16 February 2009  in a new location:  Halls 6, 8 & 10 at Feria de Madrid, Spain. … Continue reading