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Frieze Week 2016: Your Essential Guide to the New York Fairs  
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5/2/16 Posted 5/2/16

Frieze Week in New York isn’t holding its punches this year. Upping its game from eight to eleven fairs, the week will have you zigzagging across Manhattan and beyond—from Brooklyn to the LES, Wall Street to the Hudson Piers, Park Avenue to Harlem. And when you think you’ve had enough, don’t forget to save half your day and all your lunch money to get over to Randall’s Island Park for the main event. To keep you zigging and zagging in the right direction, we herewith pre... [more]

Metro Manila Meets Dubai: Curator Ringo Bunoan Talks Art Dubai's Philippines Focus   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Mark Barretto, Roberto Chabet, Tammy David, Jed Escueta, Miguel Lope Inumerable, IC Jaucian, Gino Javier, Czar Kristoff, Wawi Navarozza, Katherine Nuñez, Jayson Oliveria, J Pacena, Julius Redillas, Issay Rodriguez, Gail Vicente, Tanya Villanueva at Art Dubai March 16th - March 19th
Posted 3/14/16

This week Art Dubai will be the first international fair to give contemporary art from the Philippines pride of place, as Ringo Bunoan (an artist, writer, researcher, and curator) curates Marker, the fair’s annual geographically-focused presentation. Under Bunoan’s direction Marker’s 100-square-meter area will concentrate on four artist-run spaces in metro Manila: 98-B, Post Gallery, Project 20, and Thousandfold. Installations by the late Roberto Chabet, widely recognized as the Ph... [more]

Dispatches from Immersion: "It's Renegade!"   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 3/2/16

As I was walking through the halls of Moynihan Station, weaving in and out of noir offices, I overheard a reporter repeatedly saying into a flip phone, as if he was relaying the latest from the frontlines, “It’s renegade, renegade!” I chuckled and kept meandering. Maggie Dunlop at SPRING/BREAK SPRING/BREAK is indeed a bit of a renegade. It has and continues to do its own thing, being the only curated fair I am aware of that doesn’t take exhibitor fees, but rather asks for a cut of sales. If... [more]

Armory Arts Week 2016: Your Guide to the New York Fairs   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 3/1/16

When The Armory Show hits the Hudson River piers this week, it brings with it more fairs and events than most reasonable art lovers would, or could, venture to attend. But who said anything about being reasonable? To help you make sense of the fair terrain this Armory Arts Week—to say nothing of the innumerable gallery openings, parties, and performances citywide—this one-stop guide should get you up to speed, leaving you more time to concentrate on that thing we're all here for—... [more]

Miami Art Week Guide, Part I: Art Fairs Aplenty   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 11/30/15

It’s impossible to keep a Miami Art Week guide “concise.” The number of fairs alone—at last count 21, más o menos—will make any list scroll on and on. So we're not even trying. Instead, we’re splitting our guide into two: one for fairs and one for everything else. This guide will get you acquainted with the city’s seasonal guests: those itinerant behemoths that turn up and transform the town for one week out of the year. Unless you’re a masochis... [more]

In Ryan Mendoza’s Detroit House, Debris of a Financial Collapse Turns into Relief Aid   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Ryan Mendoza at Art Rotterdam February 11th - February 14th
Posted 2/8/16

Is it a sculpture? A political indictment? A social activist gesture? Or maybe some form of contemporary historiography? It’s not really clear how to define or classify Ryan Mendoza’s Detroit House. One thing’s for sure, though: it’s not a house. You could easily be fooled into thinking it is. It’s got a roof, walls, a porch, windows, and a door you can enter through. It lacks, however, neighbors, a path or driveway leading up to it, a connection to the local power grid, a foundat... [more]

stARTup LA + ArtSlant Events  
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1/26/16 Posted 1/26/16

Jorge Mujica, Magic Johnson / Larry Bird 1984 NBA Finals, 2015. Spray painted Aluminum, 33 x 20 in.. ArtSlant is pleased to partner with stARTup Art Fair LA to present two panels and a Special Project by LA artist, Jorge Mujica. stARTup Art Fair runs January 29–31, 2016, at the Highland Gardens Hotel and is the only fair exclusively for unrepresented artists. ArtSlant Special Project Jorge Mujica — Double Dribble: Hotel Scrimmage, Booth #227 Double Dribble is intended to be... [more]

Editors' Picks: Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2016   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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at Art Los Angeles Contemporary January 28th - January 31st
Posted 1/25/16

Art Los Angeles Contemporary opens this week—arguably the West Coast's key commercial event for the year, especially for local galleries who feature heavily in the line-up. Looking at artwork in an art fair can be a bit like viewing art on the internet: the structure often strips work of its full effect. To remedy the fatigue of serial image consumption—and give more credit to the artists, looking past their works' obvious marketability and apparent aesthetic trends—we're giving you so... [more]

Editors' Picks: Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2016  
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1/21/16 Posted 1/21/16

Art Los Angeles Contemporary opens this week—arguably the West Coast's key commercial event for the year, especially for local galleries who feature heavily in the line-up. We realized recently when discussing the way fairs are set up, that, a bit like viewing art on the internet, the structure often strips work of its full purpose. To remedy the fatigue of serial image consumption—and give more credit to the artists, looking past the obvious marketability and the apparent aesthetic... [more]

Top Insiders' Tips to Getting into Miami Art Week Parties Without an Invite   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 11/24/15

As the glitterati descend upon Florida’s art capital, we'd love to think Art Basel Miami Beach is more than just exclusive parties for rich people in fancy hotels, but the happenings around the fair don't always dissuade this interpretation. This epic art world extravaganza has seen Miley Cyrus decked out in butterfly wings, Amanda Lepore blowing puffy red kisses, and Jay-Z casually perusing the fair's booths. This is where artists swim in the pool drunk with curators who, in turn, run arou... [more]

Contemporary Istanbul Emerging Gallery Spotlight: Mixer   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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at Contemporary Istanbul November 12th, 2015 - November 15th, 2015
Posted 11/10/15

To ‘shine’ means to shine upon something, to make that upon which the light falls appear. —Hans Georg Gadamer Almost every artwork needs a spectator, and artists need a platform to connect their work with those viewers. While today these platforms vary, artists still need spaces—be it the conventional gallery or the digital realm—that are able to reach and mobilize a broad audience. Galleries still matter: they not only provide artists with a means f... [more]

Contemporary Tehran: Istanbul's Iranian Gallery Focus Shows an Art Scene on the Rise   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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at Contemporary Istanbul November 12th, 2015 - November 15th, 2015
Posted 11/10/15

Following high-powered political negotiations, Iran recently expanded its 30-day visa upon arrival program to include citizens of a number of European, Asian, and Middle Eastern nations—including France, Germany, and Singapore, all with a concentration of high-end galleries and collectors. The new policy has already resulted in an increase in “cultural tourists,” and a boom in the art tourism industry seems an inevitability. “I can say 70 percent of my collectors are lo... [more]

New Project 2016 by Art Platform NYC based in Broadway  
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11/5/15 Posted 11/5/15

Today, I'm so honored and proud of that I can announce to work with Art Platform NYC based in Broadway, New York and to take part in their new project - "VISUAL THOUGHT: Art & Expression" in 2016. Art Platform NYC is a contemporary fine arts consultation, production and publication company working directly with artists, designers, photographers and creative individuals with a variety of projects and services that coordinates the world of visual marketing, promotion, philanthropy, art consulting, and... [more]

A Flâneur’s Guide to FIAC’s Hors Les Murs   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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at FIAC October 22nd, 2015 - October 25th, 2015
Posted 10/20/15

With its annual Hors Les Murs programming, FIAC is once more transforming Paris into a tableau vivant with art spread citywide, well beyond the glass domes of the Grand Palais. Here you’ll find a suggested promenade replete with the best artful stops outside the fair’s walls. Follow my itinerary, or in the true spirit of Baudelaire’s flâneur, go ahead and wander, get lost, and see what you find—you’re sure to stumble upon some art! Dan Graham, Passa... [more]

Can an Art Fair Actually Transform a City? In Paris, Yes   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 10/20/15

It’s kind of an obvious thing to say that Paris is different from London and New York, and no doubt many other cities that I haven’t had the opportunity to visit or live in, but still it is. Specifically this is in the sense that it isn’t—no matter what any Parisien will tell you—a huge, teaming, hyper-megapolis. It’s actually a small and crowded city of only two million inhabitants (yes, in cultural terms the banlieue is only beginning to maybe exist [see “... [more]

Frieze Week London 2015: The Instagrammies   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 10/16/15

We love a big city art week because it's like taking your mind to a theme park. If ever there's a time for critical thinkers to kick back and allow themselves to not take things too seriously, it's Frieze Week. From your relegated position at the bottom of the art hierarchy, you laugh as the art PR attempt to placate the elite with the deftness of a headless chicken. Meanwhile, artists pretend to be sociable creatures and woo museum people and curators do their best impression of being unpretenti... [more]


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