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Highlights and Surprises: A First Look at EXPO Chicago 2015   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
at EXPO CHICAGO September 17th - September 20th
Posted 9/18/15

In its fourth edition, EXPO Chicago has shown considerable institutional growth, adding new programs and publications, and expanding from 125 galleries in 2012 to 140 from 16 countries in 2015. A few months ago, signs promoting the fair popped up all around the city, boosting expectations for art lovers. Although EXPO is open to the public for just three days, the week of September 14-20—now referred as the EXPO Art Week—is one of the Chicago art scene’s busiest times of the y... [more]

EXPO Weekender: The Best Is Yet to Come   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 9/17/15

As Chicago's biggest art week builds to a crescendo, many of the best talks and events are still to come over this weekend. EXPO is marking itself out for its genuine interest in connecting what the commercial art fair does with conversations happening in parallel. While many fairs attempt to do this, EXPO has panel discussions with broad, understandable topics that open out to design, fashion, and commerce, reflecting more realistically the complexion of the art world, its influences—and its conflict... [more]

Portugal Contact Zone at Art Marbella: The Complexity of Cultural Interplay in Southern Europe   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 7/28/15

Europe's refugee crisis has reached political and humanitarian extremes this year, with an unprecedented number of asylum seekers—many fleeing conflicts in the Middle East and Africa—risking their lives crossing the Mediterranean. Across the continent a social and political atmosphere fueled by racism, xenophobia, fiscal conservatism and austerity has given rise to a radical disconnect between many Europeans and their southern neighbors. Horrifically, Greek Isle holidaymakers have been heard complaining about vacationi... [more]

Basel 2015 Trends: Irony Rules at the New Rhy Art Fair   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
at Rhy Basel June 18th - June 21st
Posted 6/19/15

In the early hours of opening day at Rhypark, a gentle rain falls upon Basel. While the sun tries to break through the overcast clouds, the weather cannot squash the fact that the city is already illuminated by art and global attention. The Rhy Art Fair is the newest addition to the fair circuit, making its Basel debut this year. Presented by the Swiss organizer Contemporary Art International Zurich (founded in 1999 and now celebrating its 17th year) Rhy Art Fair showcases emerging talent in B... [more]

Why Crowdfunding Is the Most Art Basel Can Do in Terms of Social Responsibility   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 6/18/15

When you walk onto Basel’s Messeplatz this week you can’t miss it: the temporary Gesamtkunstwerk with the rhetorical title Do We Dream Under The Same Sky. It consists of a bamboo structure designed by architects Nicholaus Hirsch and Michel Müller. Inside, chef Antto Melasniemi manages his personally designed solar kitchen, working with locally grown spices and herbs. Besides unusual fusion snacks such as fish ice cream and "bastard pad Thai," invented by Melasniemi and artist Rirkrit... [more]

Art Basel 2015: Your Guide to Basel Fairs and Art Institutions   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 6/16/15

Art Basel turns 46 this year. There’s little new to say about the original mega-fair, which had 90 exhibitors at its very first 1970 edition, and 281 exhibitors just three years later. With a maturing satellite scene—Liste celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, Design Miami hits double digits, and Volta enters its pre-teens—we know what to expect from much of the week’s establishment lineup. But as the art world grows, so too does the number of fairs and events stra... [more]

The Best of Basel's Free Events   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 6/16/15

It's said that there is “no free lunch,”—but what about some free art events in Basel? Yes, it's June, and it's time for Art Basel again. It may not as exotic a location as Miami or Hong Kong, but the old European continent offers a deep-rooted history and relatively compact scale of events (at least compared to its Miami mega-offshoot) in the cozy Swiss town at the corner of three nations. Audiences are increasingly interested in attending openings, museum shows, and art fairs and it... [more]

Loop Barcelona 2015: Poetry, Politics, and Personal Stories   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 6/4/15

The camera floats through a slap-dash architectural model, following a trickle of water originating from a fountain stuck through a passport picture, gargoyle-style, flowing past miniature cities consisting of slabs of transparent plastic, slipping into a next scene. Garishly colored deserts are bombarded with Jell-O and chocolate sprinkles. Fruit is hooked up to seriously scientific machines with electric cables. And TV-commercials from the eighties spin out of control. In the meantime the swinging sou... [more]

Top 10 Picks at 1:54 Fair   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
at Pioneer Works May 15th - May 17th
Posted 5/14/15

Opening Friday, May 15, 1:54 is the latest addition to New York's Frieze Week satellite circuit. Dedicated to contemporary African Art, 1:54 (the name references the number of countries that constitute the African continent) has already run two editions in London. By bringing together 16 galleries engaged in the field the fair takes a cultural stand within the art market, an important way to redress the balance of previously neglected and underrepresented regions. Of 16 galleries to present at the... [more]

Frieze Week 2015 Fair Guide: the Essentials   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 5/12/15

Frieze Week 2015 unveils a packed and fairly new line up of fairs and exhibitions. This year three exciting newcomers enter the Frieze fold, while just as many depart from the May satellite roster (gone, relocated, rebranded, or rescheduled are Pulse, Cutlog, The Downtown Fair, and The Outsider Art Fair). Despite fewer fairs than Armory Week (which still feels like yesterday, no?), Frieze Week requires just as much planning and perhaps even more legwork: the main event is a ferry or bus ride up... [more]

Art Fairs Aren't Evil, They're Just Boring (Most of the Time)   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 5/11/15

Art fairs are evil—or so I’ve heard. They are not the devil incarnate come to steal your children, per se, just the dollar incarnate come to swallow your art. The criticism usually goes something like this: capitalism corrupts art by turning it into a common commodity and (more importantly) depriving it of its critical capacity as a consequence. Because if you are part of a system, you cannot objectively critique or reject that system. You become complicit by default. Can you beli... [more]

San Francisco Collecting Taps into Intrinsic Value of Art   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 4/15/15

Collecting art as a narcissist hobby is the most virulent kind of collecting, whereas collecting as a means of humble support seems to be the approved model—at least in San Francisco. A recent art panel in the city attempted to discern a difference between San Francisco and Los Angeles collectors. Moderated by LA gallerist Mieke Marple (Night Gallery), the panelists were Sofya Polyakov of Noun Project (LA), Sabrina Buell of Zlot Buell art advisors (SF), Jessica Silverman of Jessica Silverman Gallery (S... [more]

Armory Show 2015: The #Instagrammies   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 3/6/15

An art fair isn't the most innovative cultural event—it might even make you worry about the state of culture and raise concerns about the mental health of art industry workers. No, it's not the most relaxed way to experience art—bonus points for the most nauseating strip lighting in the world. Important questions are raised by this year's Armory Show, such as: why shouldn't I attach a GoPro to my dog? Why should a sweater have armholes? It also reminds us that the true frisson of art... [more]

Vernissage Report: Independent 2015   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
at Independent March 5th - March 8th
Posted 3/6/15

Malfunctioning subways, icy roads, and slushy sidewalks did little to deter fair-goers from attending Independent’s Vernissage last night. It is year six for Independent, an art fair that continues to provide a refreshing alternative to the heavy-handedness of its behemoth counterparts on the piers. An open floor plan directs traffic in a meandering fashion, contrary to the congested roadways of gridded booths across town at Armory. This wandering through and around works not only creates a br... [more]

Armory Arts Week: Your Guide to the Fairs   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 3/2/15

With the Armory Show each March comes the orbit of satellite fairs, each with their own set of opening parties, special projects, lecture series, performances, and "happenings." To help make sense of it all, we present The Guide—your one-stop doc for a week's worth of logistics, highlights, and unmissable Armory Week events. Click on the fair icons for additional information about location, dates, admission fees, etc. Culturunners photomontage by Azra Aksamija, ©Art Jameel and... [more]

Exclusive Video Interviews from GalleryLOG with VOLTA Featured Artists   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 3/1/15

VOLTA is Armory Week's invitational contemporary art fair uniquely dedicated to solo projects. In association with GalleryLOG and VOLTA NY, ArtSlant presents exclusive video interviews with six featured artists from VOLTA NY. Click on the link to watch the interview or find more information about each artist. Ida Kvetny Galleri Christoffer Egelund (Copenhagen, booth C4) VOLTA NY 2015 Dustin Yellin Richard Heller Gallery (Los Angeles, booth B1) VOLTA NY 2015 ... [more]

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